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Fort Gordon to become Fort Eisenhower in historic ceremony Oct. 27

(Featured photo: General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the day, “Full victory–nothing else” to paratroopers somewhere in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe. Courtesy Library of Congress)

Fort Gordon is officially re-designating to Fort Eisenhower at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at a ceremony on Barton Field.

The new namesake honors Gen. and President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his admiration for the Augusta area, a community that he found solace in throughout his presidential years, according to an Oct. 18 news release from the United States Army Cyber Center of Excellence Public Affairs Office

“Rising from second lieutenant to commander-in-chief, Eisenhower’s extensive, innovative, and effective military experience and leadership shaped our modern world,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Stanton, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon Commanding General. “His dedication to ensuring equal
rights for Soldiers and citizens alike continues to be an example and inspiration for the present and future Soldiers of the Army he so faithfully served and decisively led. Gen. Eisenhower epitomizes those values we continue to instill in our soldiers today.​” 

Attending the ceremony are friends and family of the Eisenhowers and leaders from across the Department of Defense, including granddaughters Susan and Mary Jean Eisenhower; Secretary of the Army, Christine E. Wormuth; and Chair of the Congressional Naming Commission, Retired Navy Adm. Michelle Howard.

In addition to ceremonial events, attendees will have the opportunity to view a variety of static displays, showcasing various military equipment ranging from World War II era to today’s cutting-edge technology, symbolizing the evolution of the Army and the installation, the news release continued.

The re-designation ceremony is open to DOD-ID card holders and invited guests. The event will be livestreamed on the Cyber Center of Excellence Facebook page for those who would like to
attend virtually.

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