Fort Bragg to change its base name to Fort Liberty

According to the commission report, it will cost $6.37 million to rename Fort Bragg.

Published: June 2, 2023 10:52am

The army base Fort Bragg will be changing its name to Fort Liberty in a Friday ceremony, in order to make the U.S. army more welcoming to black service members. 

The initiative is from the Department of Defense to start renaming military bases named after Confederate soldiers, according to CBS.

Other bases will be renamed after black soldiers, U.S. presidents and women. The North Carolina base is the only one not carrying the name of a person. 

Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ty Seidule said at a commission meeting last year that Fort Liberty is going to be the new name because "liberty remains the greatest American value."

According to the commission report, it will take $6.37 million to rename Fort Bragg.

The secretary of defense is required by law to implement the naming commission's proposed changes by January, 2024.

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