The Shame of Liberty: How the Lazy, Safe Renaming of Fort Bragg Wasted an Opportunity

The new Fort Liberty sign is displayed outside the base in Fort Liberty, N.C.

The renaming of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, mandated by Congress and formalized in a ceremony in June, was an opportunity to remind not only the installation’s current and future troops and families, but also the country, of the social value of our Army. In selecting the name “Liberty,” the Pentagon wasted an opportunity. The shedding […]

Army Avoids War Hero Names as Fort Bragg Instead Becomes Fort Liberty

The new Fort Liberty sign is displayed outside the base in Fort Liberty, N.C.

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was redesignated as Fort Liberty on Friday, marking it as the only major Army base not having a namesake honoring a significant figure in the force’s history. Fort Liberty is broadly considered one of the Army’s highest-profile installations, serving as the home of the service’s 82nd Airborne Division — set to […]