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Trump administration will not rename Fort Hood, other military bases

Posted at 8:12 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 21:12:58-04

WASHINGTON — In a series of tweets made on Wednesday, President Trump stated that his administration "will not even consider" changing the names of 10 military bases named after confederate generals, including Fort Hood in Texas.

Many have called for the re-naming of the bases along with the removal of the confederate flag from all military bases and work spaces. The U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps both recently announced that use of the flag would be banned within their organizations.

Fort Hood is located in Killeen and named after confederate general John Bell Hood. The base has been in use since it was built in 1942.