• Defense Act means new name for Pickett
    BASE’S NAMESAKE Confederate General George Pickett.

Defense Act means new name for Pickett


It’s known as one of the U. S. military’s best training sites on the East Coast, but Fort Pickett also will become known by a new name.

The National Defense Authorization Act, which last week survived President Trump’s veto, includes language that requires all bases named after Confederate soldiers to be renamed within three years.


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