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.READ MORE: Tarrant County Public Health Director Talks With Concerned Moms About Kids, Classrooms And COVID-19
That means Army installations including Fort Hood in Killeen, Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia could be renamed.READ MORE: At Least 10 Dead, More Than A Dozen Injured After Overloaded Van Carrying Migrants Crashes In South Texas
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.MORE NEWS: 'Wow, There Goes The Ground': North Texan Wally Funk Shares Story Of Her Dream Journey Into Space
Last week, the U.S. Marine Corps announced the removal of all public displays of the confederate flag from marine installations.