Report says Fort Bragg renaming to cost over $6 million

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FORT BRAGG — The commission created by Congress to provide recommendations for nine Army bases named after Confederate-related figures says renaming Fort Bragg would cost at least $6.3 million in a report released Monday. 

The commission recommended renaming Fort Bragg to Fort Liberty, “after one of America’s core values.” 

The report was the first of three that will be released by the Naming Commission. Included in the 108-page report are the criteria the commission used and other selected candidates for renaming. 

Fort Bragg was established in 1919, decades after the Civil War. The estimated cost to rename all nine bases is more than $21 million.