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Renaming Bases Would Cost $21+ Million, Commission Says

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Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published August 12th, 2022

It would cost more than $21 million to change the names of nine installations currently named for Confederate leaders, according to the Naming Commission’s recommendations delivered to Congress Monday. Congress had tasked the commission with identifying Confederacy-linked bases and suggesting new names.

The commission plans to give Congress two more parts of its report by Oct. 1. One will recommend name changes at the Military Academy and the Naval Academy. The final document will address other “assets” with Confederacy-linked names, such as streets and buildings at installations around the world.

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