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Col. Jackson J. Seims relinquishes command of the 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade to Col. Thomas J. Siebold Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Kanell Field, Fort Benning, Ga. In 2019, the Army will extend one-station unit training for Infantry Soldiers from 14 weeks to 22 weeks. In 2019, the Army will extend one-station unit training for Infantry Soldiers from 14 weeks to 22 weeks.
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A policy banning open homosexuality in the US military has been repealed after nearly two decades.

The dropping of “don’t ask, don’t tell” means service members can now reveal they are gay without fear of investigation or discharge.

The US Congress voted last year to repeal the law, which was introduced in 1993 under the Clinton administration.

It replaced an outright ban on gay people serving in the military.

Under the policy, gay people were permitted to serve as long as they did not openly acknowledge their sexual orientation, while commanders were not allowed to ask.

Source: BBC.co.uk

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