The U.S. Army is changing the names of eight of their installations in 2023.
The following U.S. Army installations are changing names. I've also included what U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks are affected.
|OLD NAME||NEW NAME||EFFECTIVE DATE||CAMPGROUNDS:|
|Fort Picket, VA||Fort Barfoot, VA||March 24, 2023||None|
|Fort Rucker, AL||Fort Novosel, AL||April 10, 2023||Lake Tholocco RV Park & Campground|
|Fort Novosel Riding Stables|
|Fort Lee, VA||Fort Gegg-Adams, VA||April 27, 2023||None|
|Fort Hood, TX||Fort Cavazos, TX||May 9, 2023||West Fort Cavazos Travel Camp|
|Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area|
|Fort Benning, GA||Fort Moore, GA||May 11, 2023||Uchee Creek Campground/Marina|
|Weems and Victory Ponds|
|Fort Bragg, NC||Fort Liberty, NC||June 2, 2023||Fort Liberty Clay Target CenterToledo Bend Recreation Site|
|Fort Polk, LA||Fort Johnson, LA||June 13, 2023||Toledo Bend Recreation Site|
|Alligator Lake Recreation Site and RV Park|
|Fort Gordon, GA||Fort Eisenhower, GA||Otober 1, 2023||Leitner Lake Recreation Area|
|Pointes West Army Resort|
|Fort A.P. Hill, VA||Fort Walker, VA||August or November ?||Champs Camp RV Park|
So who are these installations named after?
Tech Sgt. Barfoot was a Medal of Honor recipient who served in the Army for more than 34 years. On May 23, 1944. Tech. Sgt. Barfoot was in Northern Italy with his unit attacking a well-entrenched German position, Barfoot moved out alone against the enemies’ left flank took out three separate machine gun emplacements one after the other capturing 17 prisoners.
CW4 Michael Novosel flew the B-29 Superfortress bomber in World War II. Awarded the Medal of Honor, the United States' highest military decoration, for his bravery in conducting a medical evacuation under fire in the Vietnam War.
LTG Arthur Gregg Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics The Army’s second highest-ranking minority at the time of his retirement in 1981.
LTC Charity Adams First African-American woman to be an officer in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. The commanding officer of the first battalion of African-American women to serve overseas during WWII.
Gen Richard Cavazos was a Distinguished Service Cross recipient who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars and later commanded the Army’s III Corps, which is headquartered at the installation.
LTG Hal Moore is remembered as the lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965, during the Vietnam War. His wife Julia Moore, famous for her efforts on survivor support.
The name Liberty honors the heroism, sacrifices and values of the soldiers, the service members, the civilians and families that served and live within this installation.
Sgt. William Henry Johnson was a member of an all-Black infantry regiment that later became the 369th Infantry Regiment, according to the Army. Johnson is known for saving his fellow soldiers after suffering a German grenade attack on May 14, 1918, in France during World War I.
President Dwight Eisenhower served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he served as the Supreme Allied Commander of the European Theater and received the five-star rank of General of the Army.
Dr. Mary Walker is a Medal of Honor recipient who served as a doctor during the Civil War. She was the Army’s first female surgeon to go into battle, where she remained with wounded soldiers after the U.S. Army unit departed, disregarding her own safety.