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Vice President Mike Pence to be at Fort Bragg on Wednesday

Vice President Mike Pence attends an event at the White House on May 10, 2019.

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By STEVE DEVANE | The Fayetteville Observer | Published: July 15, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — Vice President Mike Pence will visit Fort Bragg on Wednesday, a White House official said.

Pence will come to Fayetteville for a political event, according to the official, who asked not to be named. He'll then go to the Army post, where he will talk to about 500 Special Forces soldiers, support troops and their guests, the official said.

The vice president wants to thank Fort Bragg soldiers and their troops for their hard work and service to the country, the official said.

Pence will then go to Greenville, where he will speak at a political rally before returning to Washington.

Fort Bragg officials said on the post's Facebook page that traffic delays are expected this week at the Randolph and Honeycutt gates. An advisory posted about 8 a.m. Monday said drivers who use the gates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. should use other gates through Friday.

In response to questions in the comment section about why the delays are expected, Fort Bragg officials said only that it was related to "security purposes," but would not provide further details.

Pence visited Fayetteville as a candidate in October 2016. His wife, Karen, has come to Fort Bragg twice.

First Lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence toured the post in April. The second lady was at Fort Bragg in November to thank military spouses for their service and sacrifice.

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