Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Fort Campell is located in Kentucky, along the Kentucky/TennesseeÂ border and was named afterÂ Union Army Brigadier GeneralÂ William Bowen Campbell, the lastÂ Whig Governor of Tennessee. SinceÂ theÂ base is located so close to Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1942 the base’sÂ addressÂ was listed as being in Tennessee.Â However, this caused issues because while the Headquarters was located inÂ Tennessee, the post office was located in Kentucky, so theÂ addressÂ was changed later in the year.
This base has the largest military population in the Army and the 7th largest in the Department of Defense. Campbell is home toÂ he only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division as well asÂ Special Operations Command units, Â and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment andÂ the 5th Special Forces Group.Fort Campbell also hosts the “Screamin’ Eagles”, a parachute demonstration team. This 7 person team performs more than 60 shows a year for audiences of about 5,000. The Screamin’ Eagles are based out of Â Sabalauski Air Assault School, which is located in Fort Campell.
The Fort Campbell website states
“Soldiers assigned to Fort Campbell can expect to have one of the highest quality of life standards in the Army.Â New housing, quality medical care, thriving communities, recreation and schools combine to ensure that Fort Campbell is a World ClassÂ Army Home.”