Not only is trespassing on Army property a federal offense but can also be a severe safety risk for those who stray onto the post’s training areas.  

Three people have died in the past 12 years on Fort Bragg’s training facility, and officials are seeing more people intruding as of late, the Fayetteville Observer reports. 

“Now that some of the restrictions have been relaxing, everybody wants to get away from home,” said Wolf Amacker, Fort Bragg’s range control officer. “That’s understandable, but there are parks and recreational areas made specifically for that purpose.” 

Fort Bragg’s training area covers 178,000 acres. 

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