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.”

Fort Campbell, Kentucky is the home of the famed Screaming Eagles, the 101st Airborne, the only Air Assault Division in the U.S. Army. The Fort is situated on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

Did You Know?

Fort Campbell is named in for Union Army Brigadier General William Bowen Campbell, who was the last Whig Governor of Tennessee.

In 1958, The “Screaming Eagles” parachute demonstration team was formed. They perform more than 60 demonstrations annually.

In Kentucky, unless she is less than 90 pounds or more than 200, escorted by at least two police officers, or armed with a club (as well, it is assumed, two or all three or those), a woman is forbidden by law to wear a bathing suit while on a highway (presumably while standing or walking).

Fort Campbell Facilities

  • On-Post Housing: Campbell Crossing, a Lend Lease Community, a privatized housing development.
  • Medical Care: Blanchfield Army Community Hospital provides both outpatient and inpatient care for military personnel and their dependents on post.
  • Shopping Services: The Commissary and AAFES post exchange.
  • Morale, Welfare and Recreation: The Ft. Campbell MWR has fitness and recreational services for the entire family.

Services for Dependent Children

  • On-Post Schools: There are five DoDEA elementary school on post:
  1. Andre Lucas Elementary School
  2. Barkley Elementary School
  3. Barsanti Elementary School
  4. Jackson Elementary School
  5. Lincoln Elementary School
  • There are three on-post secondary schools.
  1. Mahaffey Middle School
  2. Wassom Middle School
  3. Campbell High School

Civilian Employment

The unemployment rate in the region is slightly above average, while the cost-of-living index is just about the average for the nation. Many military spouses are at a disadvantage in finding well-paying jobs because of constant PCS rotations.

Learn how the DoD’s MyCAA scholarship program can help spouses train for a well-paying job more quickly. Courses can be taken online, no matter where you live. Read more about Army Wives scholarships here. Fill out the form to request information. One of our military spouse education advocates will walk you through how this program can help you find a career program that is right for you.

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