Fort Campbell

Location

Fort Campbell is located between Hopkinsville, KY., and Clarksville, TN.; strategically located on the Tennessee/Kentucky state line. The 106,700 acre installation possesses the  capability to deploy mission-ready contingency forces by air, rail, highway, and inland waterway.

The site was selected on July 16, 1941, with construction beginning Feb. 4, 1942. Within a year, the reservation designated as Camp Campbell was developed to accommodate one armored division and various support troops or a total of 23,000 men.


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History

Construction of Camp Campbell began on January 12, 1942. Within a year, the reservation designated as Camp Campbell was developed to accommodate one armored division and various support troops, with a total size of 102,414 acres, and billets for 2,422 officers and 45,198 enlisted personnel.

Early in the summer of 1942, the post’s initial cadre, one officer and 19 enlisted men, arrived from Fort Knox, Ky. From that time until the end of World War II, Camp Campbell was the training ground for the 12th, 14th and 20th Armored divisions, Headquarters IV Armored Corps and the 26th Infantry Division.

By April 1950, the post had evolved from a wartime training camp to a permanent installation and was renamed Fort Campbell.

Since its inception in 1942, the 101st continues to demonstrate its hallmark professionalism, which distinguished the mighty division from other fighting units more than 60 years ago. Today it stands alone as the most powerful force of its kind—a capable deterrent to any force that poses a threat to the United States, always ready and willing to embark on its next “rendezvous with destiny.”

Mission

Fort Campbell is the home of the only Air Assault Division in the world, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). They are also the home of two prestigious Special Operations Command units, the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). Additionally, they are the home to the 86th Combat Support Hospital, the 716th MP Battalion, and sizable Medical and Dental activities. They provide training and mobilization support for numerous Army National Guard and Army Reserve units. Fort Campbell is an Army installation that supports active and reserve component units, Army civilians, Army Families, retirees and veterans. It is home to the Army’s most-deployed contingency forces.

1) Contracting for supplies, services, and construction requirements utilizing the best practices to support readiness, infrastructure, and well-being of Soldiers and family members;
2) Managing contracts to ensure delivery of quality goods and services in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost for customers;
3) Providing sound business advice to our customers; and
4) Training and supporting a contingency contracting force for deployment.

Population Served

Fort Campbell supports the 3rd largest military population in the Army and the 7th largest in the DoD.

Total Military ———————————————- 30,656
Total Civilian Employees ——————————— 8,040
Family Members ——————————————51,740
Supported Population ——————————— 112,454

Contact

Fort Campbell’s Telephone Directory - campbell.army.mil/Ft_Campbell_Phone_Directory