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Troops reminded of rules ahead of Trump rally

Posted March 7, 2016
Updated March 8, 2016

— In the days leading up to an anticipated appearance in Fayetteville by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, leaders at Fort Bragg reminded their troops of limits on their right to participate.

Trump is scheduled to speak Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Crown Center Coliseum. The doors there open at 4 p.m.

The event is free to the public, but the Trump campaign has asked that people register.

Those on active duty are allowed to support candidates but must avoid the appearance of any official Defense Department endorsement. That means they can't attend any campaign events in uniform.

Fort Bragg spokeswoman Christina Douglas says while soldiers can have bumper stickers on their personal vehicles, troops living on base may not have yard signs or other political signs on their homes.

Douglas says those who identify themselves on social media as Defense Department employees must also state in political postings that their views are theirs alone and not those of the department.


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  • Matt Nickeson Mar 7, 2016
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    Sad isn't it? This is nothing new or particular to Trump.

  • Craig Elliott Mar 7, 2016
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    It's a Red Meat headline.

    We're not supposed to be intelligent and reasonable and to understand the necessity behind the policy. We're just supposed to grab our guns and Bibles and scream " 'Murica!".

  • William Phipps Mar 7, 2016
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    It's not news, it's filler. (slow news day apparently)

  • Leslie Blair Mar 7, 2016
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    Why is this news?