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Fort Bragg troops must obey DOD rules for political activity

Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drives himself around the golf course to watch the final round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament, on the weekend.

Donald Trump is bringing his presidential campaign to Fayetteville tomorrow, and officials at Fort Bragg are reminding active duty troops of the rules concerning political activity for members of the military.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that troops are allowed to support candidates, but must avoid any appearance of official Defence Department endorsement.

Active-duty military could face disciplinary action if they attend campaign events in uniform.

Fort Bragg spokeswoman Christina Douglas said 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 said those who identify themselves on social media as Defence Department employees must also state in political postings that their views are theirs alone and not those of the department.