A local push is underway to rename Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in honor of the late President George H.W. Bush.
After the passing of former president George H.W. Bush, U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud asked the Nueces County Court to consider renaming Naval Air Station Corpus Christi to George H.W. Bush Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.
According to representatives with Cloud’s office, they asked the Nueces County Court to put the name consideration on the Commissioners Court agenda Wednesday morning.
The resolution states that following the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Bush postponed any university studies and enlisted in the United States Navy on his 18th birthday and getting his wings at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi back on June 9, 1943.
“Last week, I started looking into the possibility of adding ‘George H.W. Bush’ to the name of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi,” Cloud said in a statement. “With a change like this, it is important to make sure there is local and national buy-in, so I’ve been in contact with Nueces County Commissioners and other local authorities as well as House leadership to see what kind of support exists for the proposal.
“The Commissioners’ support is an important step, and although there are still more conversations that need to be had, we have drafted legislation that can be introduced if these conversations lead to a path forward for the name change.” -Statement from U.S. Representative Michael Cloud
Even if the resolution is approved in the Nueces County Commissioner’s Court, it’s still not a done deal. Any name change to NAS-Corpus Christi would need to be approved by Congress and the Pentagon.