Postal Updates

The June 1 postmark is the last from Fort Bragg, N.C.

Jun 10, 2023, 9 AM
This Fort Liberty pictorial postmark signifies a new era for the base that has been known as Fort Bragg since 1918.

Postmark Pursuit by Molly Goad

The United States. Postal Service has issued two pictorial cancellations marking the renaming of the Fort Bragg, N.C., military base to Fort Liberty.

The June 1 postmark shown nearby from Fort Bragg, N.C., says “End of an Era.” The base released its Confederate namesake on June 2 during a ceremony with hundreds of veterans, dignitaries and military family members in attendance.

A June 2 Fort Liberty, N.C., postmark titled “New Beginning” honors the transition. This redesignation is a part of a larger U.S. Department of Defense initiative to rename military structures named after Confederate soldiers.

The North Carolina base was originally named in 1918 for Braxton Bragg, a Confederate general known for owning slaves, his quick temper and his combative personality.

To obtain the postmark, address your request to:

FORT BRAGG Station and FORT LIBERTY Station, Postmaster, 1605 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28307-5001.

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