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Fort Benning, GA Name Change Ceremony Set For May 11th, 2023

Fort Benning, near Columbus, GA, is scheduled to change its name on May 11th, 2023, to Fort Moore. The ceremony is planned at Doughboy Stadium on base.

Photo Courtesy of ~ "The name change was set in motion by the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which established a commission to rename military bases and assets named for Confederate leaders. The Secretary of Defense approved the Naming Commission’s recommendation to rename Fort Benning to Fort Moore to highlight the critical role of the military family in supporting combat readiness.

A website about the renaming says that while this is a 'wonderful personal honor' for the Moore family, they recognize the base is being renamed for the values Hal and Julia Moore represent.

'The Naming Commission selected names that represent and honor the heroism, sacrifices, and values of the Army’s men and women. This is the next chapter in the Army’s story,' a press release from Fort Benning’s Office of Public Affairs states.

Fort Moore recognizes Hal Moore’s life as a decorated and highly regarded commander of the Vietnam War. The movie We Were Soldiers was based on his 1992 book recounting the Battle of la Drang.

Julia Moore was a distinguished leader of Army family programs who changed how the military notifies and cares for soldiers’ widows (and widowers)." ~

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