Bragg Soldiers Get Training On End of Gay Ban
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Training has begun at Fort Bragg to instruct soldiers on the end of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that banned openly gay people from serving in the military.
The Fayetteville Observer reports that soldiers at Bragg have been attending 90-minute training sessions mandated by the Army. About half the military’s roughly 2.2 million active duty and reserve personnel have gone through the training.
The Army estimates that every soldier will have participated in the program by the middle of July.
Last year, President Barack Obama signed a bill allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the military.
Military leaders say that, so far, they haven’t seen any negative consequences of the law. Recruiting numbers haven’t fallen, and there have been no widespread protests from military personnel.