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The Army's Nine Base Name Changes Are Complete

On October 27th, 2023, Fort Gordon, GA, was redesignated as Fort Eisenhower. This change completed the Federally mandated change by the Naming Commission. As a reminder, the list of the eight other Army bases changed under the same mandate.

Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Eisenhower logo (CCOE). Work by US Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason Spencer

NGAUS ~ "The Army has finished renaming nine installations that were previously named after Confederate generals following the redesignation of Fort Gordon, Georgia, to Fort Eisenhower.

The Defense Department had until the end of the year to complete the recommendations from the congressionally-mandated Naming Commission, which was charged with identifying U.S. military property that honored the Confederate States of America.

The redesignation of Fort Gordon to Fort Eisenhower took place in an official ceremony Oct. 27.

Below are the eight other installations nationwide that received new names:

  • Fort Rucker, Alabama, renamed Fort Novosel in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Novosel, an Army aviator who earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in Kien Tuong Province, Vietnam.

  • Fort Benning, Georgia, renamed Fort Moore in commemoration of Vietnam War hero Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and his wife, Julia, an advocate for military families.

  • Fort Polk, Louisiana, renamed Fort Johnson in honor of Sgt. William Henry Johnson, a member of the famed "Harlem Hellfighters" from the New York Guard. Johnson earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in France’s Argonne Forest during World War I.

  • Fort Bragg, North Carolina, renamed Fort Liberty.

  • Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, renamed Fort Walker in honor of Dr. Mary Walker, a Civil War hero and the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor.

  • Fort Lee, Virginia, renamed Fort Gregg-Adams in commemoration of Lt. Gen. Arthur Gregg and Lt. Col. Charity Adams. Gregg, who retired in 1981, is considered one of the Army’s great logistics leaders of the 20th century. Adams commanded the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the first and only all-Black, all-female American battalion deployed overseas during World War II.

  • Fort Pickett, Virginia, renamed Fort Barfoot in honor of Army Tech. Sgt. Van Barfoot, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions near Carano, Italy, while serving with the Guard’s 45th Infantry Division during World War II.

  • Fort Hood, Texas, renamed Fort Cavazos in commemoration of Gen. Richard Cavazos, who fought in Korea and Vietnam and was the Army’s first Hispanic four-star general." ~ NGAUS

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