Want to sound smart at the company cookout or the next cocktail party? Here’s a few facts about the post:
How many soldiers does Fort Bragg have?
There are more than 57,000, according to figures provided by the post. That makes it the most populous Army installation in the country.
When was Fort Bragg created?
In 1918, Camp Bragg was set up during World War I as a field artillery site.
What percentage of Fort Bragg soldiers live off post?
About 63 percent. In 2011, 36,099 lived in the communities surrounding the post, while 21,023 lived on Fort Bragg.
Has anyone tried to measure the economic impact of all those soldiers on the community?
In 2011, statistics from Fort Bragg estimate the impact on the 11 counties surrounding Fort Bragg is more than $12.9 billion, up from the previous year’s number of $9.4 billion.
Can anyone enter Fort Bragg?
Yes. If you’re not a member of the military or a military family member, you may enter at a checkpoint that is open to nonmilitary traffic. The guards there will ask for your driver’s license and registration, then search your car before allowing you to pass through.
Are soldiers banned from going to certain establishments off post?
Soldiers are given an “off-limits list” of businesses they can’t visit. Places can appear on the off-limits list for crime, gambling violations, liquor violations, unsanitary conditions, prostitution, discriminatory practices or unethical or illegal business practices.
Some adult clubs specifically mention on signs that they are not on Bragg’s “off-limits list.”
Soldiers seen in any place on the off-limits list can be prosecuted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.