FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – There could be a name change coming to some U.S. military bases.

Army officials say U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper are open to holding a “Bipartisan conversation” about renaming nearly a dozen major bases and installations that bear the names of confederate military commanders.

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That means Army installations including Fort Hood in Killeen, Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia could be renamed.

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But — in a statement released Monday, the Army said that “Each army installation is named for a soldier who holds a significant place in our military history.” The statement went on to say that the names represent individuals, not ideologies.

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Last week, the U.S. Marine Corps announced the removal of all public displays of the confederate flag from marine installations.