Fort Benning doing away with vehicle stickers

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Military officials say they're doing away with vehicle stickers required for motorists entering Fort Benning, partly to protect military personnel from being targeted because they have a sticker.

Monica Manganaro, a public affairs spokeswoman, tells the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer the new policy went into effect Tuesday.

Authorities say it's designed to protect personnel who work on the military installation. Manganaro said a sticker on a vehicle identifying it with the military can potentially make someone a target.

She said base employees and other staff members have been told to start removing the decals from their vehicles.

Manganaro said the Air Force and the Navy have already implemented a similar policy, and that Fort Benning is ahead of many Army posts in doing so.

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