Fort Benning in Georgia to Become Fort Moore
The Name “Fort Hal and Julia Moore” Will Honor the Army Family
In its work to rename nine military bases that carried the names of officers of the Confederate Army, the Department of Defense charged with the task expanded its options to include non-military individuals and even concepts such as liberty. Fort Benning, an Army post near Columbus, Georgia, will be renamed Fort Moore in honor of Lieutenant General Hal Moore and his wife, Julia Moore; Hal symbolizes the Infantry and Armor warfighting components of the base, while Julia’s name represents Army life, including the sacrifices spouses and children make in support of soldiers. Julia managed the family’s 28 moves during Hal’s 32-year military career and was a lifelong volunteer. Most notably, it was her example that led the Army, and then all branches of the military, to institute the policy of having specially trained uniformed personnel deliver notice to next of kin that a service member had been killed rather than send a notice via telegram or mail. The couple’s five children nominated them for the honor.
Fort Benning (the Future Fort Hal and Julia Moore)
Fort Benning covers 182,000 acres midway along Georgia’s border with Alabama; it has more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees on a regular basis. It houses the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, which features the Armor School, which trains combat-ready soldiers and leaders. Tenant units at Fort Benning include the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 98th Training Division, the DOD Close Combat Lethality Task Force, the ARNG Warrior Training Center, and the Army Marksmanship Unit.
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