In this section, you will learn about the process raw recruits went through to prepare to become soldiers in the U.S. military during WWII. During the war over 300,000 men and women went through the "induction" process at Fort Snelling, though most only stayed a few days before being shipped out to other posts for basic training. Interviews with veterans, historic images, newspapers, and other sources help share the stories of the individuals who began their military careers at Fort Snelling.

Click the links below to learn more about the Induction process at Fort Snelling during WWII.

The Starvation Study Medical Care at Fort Snelling Minnesota Home Front Induction Military Intelligence Service Language School