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.
It has been suggested that we should rename as many as 10 of our Legendary Military Bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, etc. These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2020
...Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2020
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.