Gate guards at an Air Force base in central Georgia have been ordered to stop telling visitors to "have a blessed day."

In an email to The Associated Press, Robins Air Force Base spokesman Roland Leach confirmed Thursday that the order has been given.

A man who identified himself as an active duty military member posted on the Military Religious Freedom Foundation website that Robins personnel have told him to have a blessed day more than a dozen times in the past two weeks.

The organization's president, Mikey Weinstein, said on the group's website that he spoke with base officials and was told that staff would no longer use the greeting. Weinstein said base officials told him that gate guards will now say "have a nice day" instead.