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Frequent Visitors To Fort Bragg Must Now Have Decals On Their Cars

Posted May 3, 2001 2:04 a.m. EDT

— If you have regular business at Fort Bragg, you will now need a special sticker on your car.

Beginning Wednesday, soldiers and their families, civilian employees and retirees must have their cars registered. Military police say the decals are a way to control and tighten access to the post in case of the threat of terrorism.

"Unless you have business in the installation, you should not be off wandering," says Lt. Jerome Boerste.

An estimated 150,000 people will have the decals on their cars. Because it is an Army policy, soldiers who do not comply could be punished by their commander.

Under normal conditions, employees and other people who frequent the post and do not have the decals on their cars could be held up at random security checkpoints.