Thursday, February 29

Fort Bragg could soon be renamed for a Medal of Honor recipient, others

Fort Bragg will be renamed, according to a list released by the Naming Commission on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

The home of the 82nd Airborne Division will no longer be called Fort Bragg but could be named for a Medal of Honor recipient with ties to the post, according to a list released by the national Naming Commission on Thursday.  

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act approved by Congress mandates renaming Department of Defense property that commemorates individuals who served with the Confederate States of America. 

The commission was tasked by Congress to identify who to rename military installations bearing Confederate names after. 

According to Thursday’s news release, the commission is required to provide its recommendations to the House Armed Services Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee by Oct. 1 in a naming plan for military bases and other assets that commemorate the Confederacy, including Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Bragg; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Fort Benning and Fort Gordon in Georgia; and Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Lee and Fort Pickett in Virginia. 

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