Fort Bragg in North Carolina and other bases bearing Confederate names must be renamed within three years, according to a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2021.
The $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act passed the House earlier last week and the Senate on Friday. It includes a three percent pay raise for military members.
President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the legislation over its provision to change the names of bases named after Confederates and an unrelated Internet provision. Nevertheless, the defense bill passed the House and Senate by veto-proof majorities. This could foil a Trump veto in the final weeks of his presidency.
Camp Bragg was established in 1918. It was named after North Carolina Gen. Braxton Bragg.