MEPS Policy Allowing Equal Access to Facilities

Document Date: December 18, 2008

The U.S. military reversed its policy of giving preferential access to some religious groups to provide literature to new recruits. Some induction centers, known as Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS), have granted Gideons International special access to military recruits in order to provide Bibles and religious messages on the day of their induction. MEPS facilities process incoming recruits for the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.

The American Civil Liberties Union launched an investigation into the practice in 2007.

ACLU Letter: Request for Access to MEPS Facilities

MEPS New Policy