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Panel recommends new names for Fort Bragg, other Army bases

Fort Bragg in North Carolina is one of 10 bases that are named after Confederate military leaders.
Fort Bragg in North Carolina is one of 10 bases that are named after Confederate military leaders.

An independent commission is recommending new names for nine Army posts that were commemorated Confederate officers. Among their recommendations: Fort Bragg in North Carolina would become Fort Liberty and Fort Gordon in Georgia would become Fort Eisenhower. The recommendations are the latest step in a broader effort by the military to confront racial injustice, most recently in the aftermath of the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.