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Fort Bragg to be renamed Fort Liberty, DoD orders process to be complete by the end of 2023

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

Fort Bragg will be no more by the end of the year.

Officials with the Department of Defense said the name will be changed to Fort Liberty, as part of the effort to remove Confederate names from places of honor in the United States.

Fort Bragg is one of nine Army bases that will have its name changed, and DoD officials say the bases and posts have until the end of 2023 to complete the process.

A report last year estimated it would cost more than $6 million to rename all of Fort Bragg's assets to Fort Liberty.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.