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4 days ago  
At this point Ft. (Klan) Hood is in pretty desperate need of a re-brand anyway, aside from the whole "named after a traitor" thing, it's also had so much bad stuff happen there recently it's like that one nightclub in your city that's always having the shootings or brawls, and the owners change the name in hope the Liquor license board won't notice that their name keeps popping up on the police blotter every weekend.
 
4 days ago  
Fort Sh*thole was my loving moniker for that wonderful land of mystery.
 
4 days ago  
How about Fort Little Man in the Canoe?
 
4 days ago  
The commission says it will deliver a report to Congress by October 2022, and the defense bill stipulates that the Secretary of Defense will implement the plan no later than Jan. 1, 2024.

LOL why does the government move so slow?
The report can be delivered by October of this year and the bases renamed in January 2022.
 
4 days ago  

Walker: The commission says it will deliver a report to Congress by October 2022, and the defense bill stipulates that the Secretary of Defense will implement the plan no later than Jan. 1, 2024.

LOL why does the government move so slow?
The report can be delivered by October of this year and the bases renamed in January 2022.


Because a few days after the renaming date, TFG is going to be reinstalled, duh.
 
4 days ago  
I am sure a bunch of people who are totally not racist but only fans of heritage will not be upset about this
 
4 days ago  
I have never understood this bullshiat and I never will. The Confederate flag wasn't a big enough slap in the face, or the goddam statues, but naming military bases after these goddam traitors?

Where is Fort Hitler? I mean, why not? Fark.
 
4 days ago  
Fort Hood and Killeen felt marginally more dangerous than Baghdad at times.

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4 days ago  

Walker: LOL why does the government move so slow?


I for one am grateful for that, otherwise we'd be talking about an effort to rename Ft. Trump.
 
4 days ago  
Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?
 
4 days ago  
Fort Huevos. Another place that ought to exist, invented by Brantgoose.

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Gin Buddy: I have never understood this bullshiat and I never will. The Confederate flag wasn't a big enough slap in the face, or the goddam statues, but naming military bases after these goddam traitors?

Where is Fort Hitler? I mean, why not? Fark.


Sydney J. Perleman is my geographical mentor.
 
4 days ago  
Fort Hood. It's like a community where you kill people because you don't like them.
 
4 days ago  

Gin Buddy: I have never understood this bullshiat and I never will. The Confederate flag wasn't a big enough slap in the face, or the goddam statues, but naming military bases after these goddam traitors?

Where is Fort Hitler? I mean, why not? Fark.


Welcome, Brother, to the Geography Club. I would have gone with Fort Heimler myself.

Or maybe Goebbels.  Their intramural team is called the Goebbels' Gerbils.

They go where Angels fear to tread.
 
4 days ago  

mrshowrules: How about Fort Little Man in the Canoe?


Fort Little Big Man. There, I fixed the joke minus the Canoe.
 
4 days ago  
Just wanna throw this out there.  Just wanna make a pitch:

Sell the naming rights to every military base.
Boom.  Big bucks.  I get 10% for the idea.  Tax Free

I went to Fort AT&T and then I was sent to Fort McDonald's.  They then deployed me to Fort Taco Bell.  I flew out of Rivian Air Force Base.
 
4 days ago  
Fort Benavidez.
 
4 days ago  
Fort Sherman, TX
 
4 days ago  

Walker: The commission says it will deliver a report to Congress by October 2022, and the defense bill stipulates that the Secretary of Defense will implement the plan no later than Jan. 1, 2024.

LOL why does the government move so slow?
The report can be delivered by October of this year and the bases renamed in January 2022.


Do you have any idea how many giga-reams of paperwork and forms have to be updated and ready for that? I'm surprised it'll happen by 2024, if not 2030.
 
4 days ago  
Good. Do it. F the racists. And as always:

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4 days ago  

thehobbes: Fort Sherman, TX


Bobby Sherman, TX
 
4 days ago  
So Fark the Army's feelings, these aren't fortifications and aren't worthy of the moniker fort. They are garrisons and should be named as such: US Army Garrison Killeen.
 
4 days ago  

thehobbes: Fort Sherman, TX


No. Fort Sherman needs to be the new name for the installation that contains the Infantry School. The current Ft. Benning.

Fort Sherman, GA.
 
4 days ago  

Rucker10: Fort Hood and Killeen felt marginally more dangerous than Baghdad at times.

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Isn't there some weird liquor laws near hood that results in all the guys having to drive somewhere else to drink off base, resulting in a longer drive back while inebriated?

Never went to Hood. Can't imagine it is worse than Leonard Wood.
 
4 days ago  

Gonz: Fort Benavidez.


Roy P.?
 
4 days ago  

Gonz: thehobbes: Fort Sherman, TX

No. Fort Sherman needs to be the new name for the installation that contains the Infantry School. The current Ft. Benning.

Fort Sherman, GA.


That's Fort Sherman, GA.

This is Fort Sherman, TX.

I also think there should be a Fort Sherman, SC.
And Fort Sherman, NC.
And Fort Sherman, LA.
And Fort Sherman, MS,
And Fort Sherman, AL.
 
4 days ago  

Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?


The non native Spanish speaker learns to pronounce the name correctly. English is not the official language of the united states.
 
4 days ago  
That'll piss Y'allquada off...
 
4 days ago  

Gin Buddy: I have never understood this bullshiat and I never will. The Confederate flag wasn't a big enough slap in the face, or the goddam statues, but naming military bases after these goddam traitors?

Where is Fort Hitler? I mean, why not? Fark.


And he wasn't even that good of a general.  His reputation was built off reckless offensives that got a lot of men killed for little gain.  His entire Tennessee campaign in late 1864 was a disaster - he had no concrete operational objective other than "attack and kill some Yankees."  And again, tons of casualties, nothing gained.
 
4 days ago  

Walker: The commission says it will deliver a report to Congress by October 2022, and the defense bill stipulates that the Secretary of Defense will implement the plan no later than Jan. 1, 2024.

LOL why does the government move so slow?
The report can be delivered by October of this year and the bases renamed in January 2022.


Never worked with the US Federal Gov nor the DoD I see.
 
4 days ago  

Petey4335: Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?

The non native Spanish speaker learns to pronounce the name correctly. English is not the official language of the united states.


"Correctly"?  Despite having an accent of their own?
 
4 days ago  

Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?


That and it doesn't seem like Cavazos accomplished all the much.
 
4 days ago  

Petey4335: Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?

The non native Spanish speaker learns to pronounce the name correctly. English is not the official language of the united states.


Besides, I thought America is home to people of many different accents right?
 
4 days ago  

Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?


Learn to say it right...?
 
4 days ago  
wouldn't it be El Forte del Cavazos or something?   Castillo Cavazos?   Carnitas El Cavazos?
 
4 days ago  

Green_Knight: Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?

That and it doesn't seem like Cavazos accomplished all the much.


Fort Roy P. Benavidez
 
4 days ago  

Green_Knight: Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?

That and it doesn't seem like Cavazos accomplished all the much.


But Hood did?
 
4 days ago  

Green_Knight: Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?

That and it doesn't seem like Cavazos accomplished all the much.


He didn't fight against the US.
 
4 days ago  

Gin Buddy: I have never understood this bullshiat and I never will. The Confederate flag wasn't a big enough slap in the face, or the goddam statues, but naming military bases after these goddam traitors?

Where is Fort Hitler? I mean, why not? Fark.


Or like...
Aircraft carrier USS Hirohito
H.M.S. Malvinas
Basilica of Judas Iscariot
Ronald Reagan National Airport .... oh wait.
 
4 days ago  
 
4 days ago  

Gin Buddy: Green_Knight: Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?

That and it doesn't seem like Cavazos accomplished all the much.

But Hood did?


I was working under the assumption that keeping the name was of the table. Someone that did good things like a MOH winner or something.
 
4 days ago  

Vegemite: Green_Knight: Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?

That and it doesn't seem like Cavazos accomplished all the much.

Fort Roy P. Benavidez


yes!
 
4 days ago  

Soup4Bonnie: wouldn't it be El Forte del Cavazos or something?   Castillo Cavazos?   Carnitas El Cavazos?


Did you say carnitas?

/hungry
 
4 days ago  

Jelly Bean Raider: Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?

Learn to say it right...?


"Sorry, I have an accent too!"
 
4 days ago  

Gin Buddy: I have never understood this bullshiat and I never will. The Confederate flag wasn't a big enough slap in the face, or the goddam statues, but naming military bases after these goddam traitors?

Where is Fort Hitler? I mean, why not? Fark.


Hitler's nephew served in the US Navy. Imagine if he had done a crapload of heroic stuff to warrant a ship being named after him.

He did get the Purple Heart.
 
4 days ago  
Shouldn't they just burn that place to the ground and start over without all the murderers and rapists?
 
4 days ago  
Naming the Fort after a Korean War veteran of the 65th Infantry Division would be an opportunity for the US Government to once again apologize for farking those guys over. The segregated 65th Infantry Division unit was at Chosin. They fought outgunned and outmanned by the Chinese in other encounters, providing cover for white units to retreat. Eventually, some gringo racist ahole was brought in to take over the leadership, and wanted to use them as cannon fodder. The men wised up, refusing to commit suicide for the new POS Colonel. They were unfairly court martialed for cowardice, even though before these events, the 65th members had already racked up an impressive number of medals for bravery. They should had been given even more medals for merely refusing the orders gallantly, rather than fragging the ahole colonel like he deserved.
 
4 days ago  

Harry Freakstorm: Just wanna throw this out there.  Just wanna make a pitch:

Sell the naming rights to every military base.
Boom.  Big bucks.  I get 10% for the idea.  Tax Free

I went to Fort AT&T and then I was sent to Fort McDonald's.  They then deployed me to Fort Taco Bell.  I flew out of Rivian Air Force Base.


I'll never get over El Pollo Loco.
 
4 days ago  

Green_Knight: Vegemite: Green_Knight: Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?

That and it doesn't seem like Cavazos accomplished all the much.

Fort Roy P. Benavidez

yes!


We should grab the MoH list and start renaming based, within reason.
 
4 days ago  

Cyrusv10: Suppose if it does get renamed to "Fort Cavazos".  A non-native Spanish speaker then try to pronounce it in Spanish.  A native Spanish speaker overhears it, laughs, and then says "You're not pronouncing it correctly!" or "Stop screwing up my language!"  What's the answer to that?


Most Spanish speakers will giggle and correct you.

For the record, kah-VAH-sos will do just fine. Or kah-VAH-zos if you can manage the "zos".
 
4 days ago  
White People, after already having named everything after themselves:
" Naming stuff after people is stupid - let's not do it anymore!"
 
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