Fort Campbell, Kentucky

fort campbellFort Campbell is located in Kentucky, along the Kentucky/Tennessee border and was named after Union Army Brigadier General William Bowen Campbell, the last Whig Governor of Tennessee. Since the base is located so close to Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1942 the base’s address was listed as being in Tennessee. However, this caused issues because while the Headquarters was located in Tennessee, the post office was located in Kentucky, so the address 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 to he only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division as well as Special Operations Command units, and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and 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  Sabalauski Air Assault School, which is located in Fort Campbell.

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.  New housing, quality medical care, thriving communities, recreation and schools combine to ensure that Fort Campbell is a World Class Army Home.”