Kaine Applauds Renaming of Fort Lee to Fort Gregg-Adams
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), applauded the renaming of Fort Lee to Fort Gregg-Adams. The military base will hold an official redesignation ceremony today at 1 PM. Kaine cosponsored an amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act that initiated the process to rename military bases and Department of Defense (DOD) facilities named after individuals tied to the Confederacy. Fort Gregg-Adams will honor two decorated Army logistics officers, Lieutenant General Arthur Gregg and Lieutenant Colonel Charity Adams.
“In 2021, I was proud to lead efforts to rename military bases named after Confederates, and I’m glad today, Fort Lee is being renamed to Fort Gregg-Adams,” said Kaine. “With today’s renaming, we are choosing to name the Army’s premier logistics installation after two pathbreaking Army logistics officers who all can admire.”
The Naming Commission also recommended renaming Fort A.P. Hill as Fort Walker, in honor of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, and Fort Pickett as Fort Barfoot, in honor of Van T. Barfoot. Last month, Kaine attended the renaming ceremony of Fort Barfoot.