Fort Liberty, formerly known as Fort Bragg, is the home of the Airborne.
For more than half a century, Fort Liberty has had a proud heritage as the Home of the Nation's finest fighting forces.
Fort Liberty is located just west of Fayetteville, North Carolina. It covers over 251 square miles in four counties.
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The 2023 redesignations saw the storied Fort Bragg renamed to Fort Liberty (stick with us — we promise you’ll get used to it!). Dubbed the “Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces,” its major units include the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division, United States Special Operations Command (USASOC), United States Forces Command and Army Reserve Command (FORSCOM), and 1st Special Forces Command — which includes 3rd Special Forces Group and 1st Special Warfare Training Group, a.k.a. the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS or “Swick”). As a result of the Base Realignment and Closure Plan, Pope Air Force Base was absorbed into what was Fort Bragg (now Fort Liberty, remember?) and became Pope Field in 2011. The 43rd Airlift Group is the major Air Force unit at Pope Field.
Fort Liberty has a proud culture and rich history dating back to its beginnings in 1918 as Camp Bragg, an artillery training ground named for the Confederate general Braxton Bragg. A reckoning with the installation’s namesake’s lackluster military career landed Fort Bragg on the list of bases to be renamed, and the only name that was found agreeable to both the Airborne and Special Operations communities was not a name at all but a concept. As of June 2023, Liberty is the new Bragg.
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