Fort Campbell is located between Clarksville, TN, and Hopkinsville, KY, sharing the state border with Tennessee and Kentucky. The nearest large city is Nashville, TN, 55 miles and Louisville, KY 190 miles. At 164 square miles (105,068 Acres), the installation is one of the largest in the world.
Some of the world's great special operations pilots reside on Fort Campbell with the Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) as well as many of the Army's Special Ops soldiers to include Airborne Units, Rangers, and Green Berets.
02Population/Major Units Assigned
Fort Campbell supports the 3rd largest military population in the Army and the 7th largest in the Department of Defense. Active duty - 29,000; family members-50,000; retirees-112,629; civilian employees-3,921. Army Reserve & National Guard 18,166.
Fort Campbell is home to the following major units:
- 101st Airborne Division
- 160th SOAR
- 5th Special Forces
- 327th Infantry Regiment
- 101st Combat Aviation Brigade
- 101st Support Group (Corps)
- 101st Field Artillery Division
- 19th Air Support Operation Squadron
- Special Operations Recruiting Brigade
- Army Air Assault School
- Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
03Visiting / Living on Fort Campbell
All major airlines fly into the nearest airport in Nashville. The airport is located about 45 miles from the post. You must have a CAC Card or visitor pass when entering the post at Fort Campbell. Visitors who need to register their automobiles or need visitors pass may pick one up at gate 4 at the visitor's center/vehicle registration. In order to obtain an ID sticker, you need to show your ID card, registration, proof of insurance, and valid driver's license. The visitor center/vehicle registration is immediately on the right before you go through gate 4 (main gate).
Turner Army Lodging Travel & Lodging takes great pride in providing guests with the highest levels of professional service and hospitality. All rooms are equipped with nice bathrooms and some include fully equipped kitchenettes. All rooms are supplied with a basket of standard amenities to include shampoo, lotion, mouthwash, and shoe shine mitts. They also feature telephones that have data ports for computer access. Laundry facilities are at every location for guests to use at no cost. Beverages/vending/ice machines are placed in various areas throughout the premises. A continental breakfast is offered daily.
There are 4,000 homes on Fort Campbell, providing housing for officers, enlisted soldiers, and their families. It has seven schools (including a high school), a major hospital, child care facilities, numerous chapels, banks, restaurants, post exchanges, service stations, campgrounds, five swimming pools, and most other facilities a civilian city of that size would have.
Housing is available to all ranks and ranges in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms, some of them handicap accessible. Central air conditioning, stoves, refrigerators, and dishwashers are available in all Family quarters. Washers and dryers are not provided. Utilities are currently furnished at no cost to the resident, except telephone, the Internet, and cable.
Soldiers arriving at Fort Campbell who apply for Government quarters within 30 days of signing into a post will have an eligibility date of the day they signed out of their last permanent duty station. After 30 days, the eligibility date will be the date of application.
Fort Campbell Housing Services will assist in obtaining off-post housing. Phone 270-798-3808
There are no Senior Enlisted Quarters (SEQ) or Officer Quarters housing units on post.
Three school systems serve the Fort Campbell/Kentucky area: Fort Campbell Domestic Dependent Elementary School System on the post, Kentucky/Hopkinsville/Oak Grove - Christian County School Systems and Tennessee-Clarksville Montgomery County School System. Private schooling and homeschooling are available.
Fort Campbell Domestic Dependent Elementary School System
All 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school are located on the installation. The schools serve approximately 4,700 students and are staffed by approx. 375 teachers.
The school system serves only those students residing in government quarters.
Kentucky/Hopkinsville/Oak Grove - Christian County School Systems has ten elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools in Christian County School Systems.Bus transportation is provided.In addition to the traditional educational settings, programs are offered at a career & technical center, a day treatment center, an alternative school, an optional high school, an adult education center, and Hopkinsville Community college.
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee has 19 elementary schools.Bus transportation is provided.
The largest institution of higher education serving the Clarksville area is Austin Peay State University.
Fort Campbell has two Child Development Centers who provide quality full-time, hourly, before and after school and part-day preschool programs to children 6 weeks through 6 years of age. Care for special needs children is also available at the Center. Fort Campbell has quality programs to support parents with their parental responsibilities with quality programs. Childcare fees are based on total family income.
To register the following documents are needed; completed form registration, emergency contact, updated shot records and activity enrollment fees, and a current LES. The Central Enrollment and Registration office is located at 5668 Wickham Avenue.
The co-op nursery is a one-of-a-kind program, which allows individuals to volunteer in exchange for free child care. You earn points while volunteering in the capacity of a childcare provider or cook.
Family Child Care (FCC) - Child and Youth Services provides 2 Saturdays and 1 Friday with 16 hours of free respite per month for Families of deployed Soldiers. Respite Care is also available for children with special needs. Please contact the Exceptional Family Member Program at 270-798-2727.
Medical and Dental
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital serves the Fort Campbell community and is one of the largest and best-equipped hospitals in the area with 1480 military and civilian employees providing care to 96,000 patients. Its services are on a priority basis. First priority is to the active duty military. Second priority is to Family Members of active duty personnel. Retired military and family members of retired military follow. Dental care services are available to active duty military only on the post. Only emergency dental care is offered to other eligible individuals.
The information desk at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital is available 24 hours a day at Call 270-798-8388 or see the patient web page.
All family members are assigned to Family clinics or primary clinics.
The Young Eagle Primary Care Clinic provides care to Family Members of active duty Soldiers and retirees 17 yrs and younger. Care includes well-baby exams, school, sports physicals, acute and chronic illness diagnosis and management, and diagnosis and management of developmental or behavioral problems.
Military Installation Overview - Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division, 5th Special Forces Group, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) and a host of other Army Air Assault, Infantry Battalions, and support team elements. Fort Campbell's more than 105,000-acre installation is located in southwestern Kentucky and north-central Tennessee in portions of four counties.
Fort Campbell's primary mission is to advance the combat readiness of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the non-divisional units posted at the installation through training, mobilization, and deployment.
Fort Campbell's Air Assault School conducts sixty classes annually for over 8,000 soldiers.