Mobile Exhibit Company prepares for busy 2023 traveling across nation in search of future Soldiers | Article

The participants of the Mobile Exhibit Company experience the virtual reality in one of 12 heavy articulated lorries. (Photo credit: Sgt. 1st Class James Cuss, USAMSB) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Kentucky – In March alone, the Mission Support Battalion’s Mobile Exhibit Company will travel to 122 events in 29 states spanning 80,000 miles.

Comprised of 37 active-duty Soldiers, all of whom have professional driver’s licenses and are considered experienced exhibitors, MEC criss-crosses the nation each year to support recruiters by bringing assets to events and enhancing viewer engagement with the US Army. Your role in the accession mission provides prospective soldiers with the opportunity to not only interact with local army recruiting battalion representatives, but also with the MEC soldiers who are supplying the assets.

“Reaching out to the public and sharing our soldiers’ stories is honestly the best part of this job,” said Capt. Emma Neal, commander of the Army Mobile Exhibit Company. “People don’t even know that this is a job option in the army — driving trucks across the country — and then they’re like, ‘How do I enlist?'”

A Mobile Exhibit Company truck and trailer drive past Yellow Stone National Park. (Photo credit: Sgt. 1st Class James Cuss, USAMSB) VIEW ORIGINAL

With a fleet of 21 branded items, including 12 heavy tractor units and nine lighter items, the MEC Soldiers offer first-hand accounts of what life is like as an active-duty soldier in today’s army. With them are trailers loaded with the latest technology in gaming, virtual reality, STEM, guns, and aviation simulators.

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With the events of 2022 behind them, the MEC soldiers have taken their much-needed and well-deserved vacation and are ready to head into 2023.

Monitored and well maintained all year round, this year’s MEC plants have been tuned, repackaged and are ready for their next year on the road. Local recruiting firms have coordinated MEC resources to attend college and career fairs, festivals, concerts and sporting events, in addition to annual larger events such as Future Farmers of America and air and sea shows where they are a fan favorite.

This year, as in previous years, MEC assets have already participated in the Celebration Bowl in December and the Rose Bowl in January.

Mobile Exhibit Company exhibitors discuss operational support for the coming year after a meeting. (Photo credit: Sgt. 1st Class James Cuss, USAMSB) VIEW ORIGINAL

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The US Army Mission Support Battalion is part of the Army Marketing and Engagement Brigade based in Fort Knox, Kentucky. In addition to MEC operations, USAMSB produces branding and interactive products and conducts professional exhibitions and recruitment campaigns to generate leads and improve activation.

For more information about the Mission Support Battalion and Mobile Exhibit Company, call or text 502-956-5998 or email the Public Affairs Officer directly at [email protected]