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United States Army
1501 William C. Lee Rd (inside gate 1)
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
The cost of living in the Fort Campbell Kentucky area is lower than the average for all major U.S cities. Clarksville Tennessee is considered by the Money Magazine as the "BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES 2019". Clarksville Tennessee took the top spot on the list because of its economy and low cost of living.
The nearest towns to Fort Campbell are Clarksville - Montgomery County Tennessee website, Oak Grove - Christian County and Hopkinsville - Christian County Kentucky, website. Clarksville-Montgomery County in Tennessee has a low cost of living. As last reported in 2017 Cost of Living Index (COLI), the community scored a 93.7 - this means Clarksville-Montgomery County is affordable and well below the national average on everything from groceries and housing to transportation and taxes.
Tennessee does NOT have a STATE INCOME TAX however it has the highest sales tax 9% in the nation—and, you're being taxed not just for merchandise—but, essentials like food.
Kentucky collects taxes on 6 income brackets at rates ranging from 2% to 6%. Groceries and medical goods and services are EXEMPT from Kentucky sales tax. All income earned by Kentucky residents, as well as income earned by nonresidents from Kentucky sources, is subject to the state tax.
All active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States, members of reserve components of the Armed Forces of the United States, and members of the National Guard are exempt from Kentucky income tax.
Fort Campbell Motor Vehicles Installation Regulations and Registration
Visitors to Fort Campbell please take note of the new procedures of obtaining a visitor's pass. For any questions on visitor passes, please contact 270-798-5047.
Escorted visitors with valid photo ID (state driver license, U.S passport) traveling in the same vehicle as a DOD ID card holder (CAC, dependent ID card, or retiree ID card) are not required to obtain a pass. All visitors 18 and older are required to have a valid identification to enter the installation.
1. In order to gain access to Fort Campbell, KY non-Federal Government and non-DoD issued ID cardholders require identity proofing and vetting to determine fitness and eligibility for access. Specifically, a check of records through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Interstate Identification Index (III) is the Army's minimum background check for the entrance onto Army installations for non-Common Access Card (CAC) holders.
2. Non DoD ID cardholder may enter Fort Campbell by obtaining a Rapid Gate Card, one day pass, extended pass up to 90 days, or an Air Assault Card (AAC). Fort Campbell applies the following non-Federal Government cardholder criteria to determine the authorized type of access control credentials:
Non-Federal Personnel Type
Access Control Type
1 Day Pass
Visitors (Case-by-Case Basis)
Privatized Business Partners**
Air Assault Card
**The following are Privatized Business Partners: IHG, Campbell Crossing, University/College faculty, Fortera Credit Union, Bank of America, and Home Health Care.
3. Contractor personnel who are ineligible for a CAC may obtain an Air Assault Card at the request of their Contract Officer Representative (COR). RAPIDGate is a voluntary program due to associated costs.
4. All persons requesting unescorted access will continue to be vetted through the NCIC III, prior to being issued a locally produced ID or pass.
5. Access procedures for all personnel may change at any time due to installation security requirements.
6. Search and Seizure: All personnel and property shall be subject to search and seizure upon entering the confines of Fort Campbell, and upon leaving in accordance with applicable regulations.
7. Visitor Control Center Hours of Operation:
Gate 4: Seven days per week, 24 hours a day.
Gate 7: Seven days per week, 5 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
8. For more information contact the Visitor Control Center at 270-798-5047.
Firearms Registration Required
It is unlawful and a criminal offense for anyone (except for qualified active law enforcement officers) to carry or possess any unregistered non-government-owned firearm while on the Fort Campbell. Firearms will be properly registered utilizing FC Form 2635 on-line. Do not bring firearm(s) inside the VCC.
All Service members in the grade of E-8, O-3, and CW-3 or above may self-approve the FC Form 2635. Personnel in the grade of E-7, O-2, and CW-2 or below are required to have their immediate commander approve in writing the ownership of a privately owned firearm. The commander is required to approve or disapprove the FC Form 2635. The registration can be conducted on-line. Follow the instructions on the reverse side of FC Form 2635. Dependents who reside on the installation are required to have their sponsor’s commander (if E-7, O-2, and CW-2 or below) approve the FC Form 2635. Weapon will be registered in the sponsor’s name.
Transportation of firearm(s):
(a) firearms must be unloaded;
(b) ammunition must not be near the firearm;
(c) firearm and ammunition will be inaccessible to all occupants of the vehicle;
(d) firearm will not be concealed;
(e) firearm will not be carried on the person or any of the occupants.
(d) approved registration form will be maintained with the firearms.
Each state has their own requirement for registering motorcycles. CAM Reg 190-5, Ch 2-1
c. Motor Vehicle. When operating, possess and produce upon demand to security personnel the following:
(I) Proof of vehicle state registration or ownership.
(2) A valid state driver's license, supported by a DD Form 2 or 2A or other identification for non-DOD civilians.
(3) Proof of insurance.
d. Motorcycle. In addition to a valid registration and insurance:
(1) Motorcycle endorsed, valid driver's license.
(2) Military Service members must show certificate of completion and/or safety card from an approved Motorcycle Rider's Safety Course.
Dogs Restrictions for Campbell Crossing LLC On-Post Housing
The following are the list of dogs of restricted breed to include any dog with a mix of any of these breeds: American Pit Bull, Staffordshire Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Chow Chow, Presa Canario, Cane Corso, Neapolitan Mastiff, Wolf, Wolf Hybrid, For more information contact Campbell Crossing LLC at 931-431-9003 or visit their website.
Fort Campbell is a restricted-access base. All persons 18 years and older entering the installation are required to show picture identification.
Fort Campbell regulations prohibit the use of cellphones while operating a motor vehicle, except with the use of a hands-free device. Wearing portable headphones, earphones or other listening devices while operating a motor vehicle is prohibited.
The use of radar or laser detection devices to indicate the presence of speed-recording instruments or to transmit simulated erroneous speeds is prohibited.
For more information on Fort Campbell gate access, please call 270-798-5047.
Fort Campbell Digital Garrison App.
The Army has released a new app called Digital Garrison. It’s a great resource for anyone living or working on Fort Campbell. It provides quick, up-to-date information to soldiers, families and civilians and keeps military communities connected by giving you access to resources about your local Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, your local exchange and other services. It also includes an installation directory, gate locations and hours, weather, push notifications for emergencies and more. Residents of on-post housing can link to Campbell Crossing LLC.
The Digital Garrison app is available free of charge in Apple and Google Play stores. The app icon is a camouflage box with a big white DG over the Army star.
Once downloaded, select your installation (Fort Campbell) and you are done. This app is a partnership with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, so all AAFES facilities and services, including food, are included. You can link to your AAFES account for shopping if you’d like, but it is not required.
Mandatory Masks Requirement
Due to COVID-19 it is mandatory for all Soldiers and Family Members to wear a face covering when entering all facilities on Fort Campbell. Appointments are encouraged prior to visiting facilities on the installation.
The mission of Fort Campbell, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is to provide our Nation an unmatched expeditionary Air Assault capability to conduct forcible entry and other worldwide unified land operations in support of Combatant Commanders.
Fort Campbell serves as a projection platform and premier training and development center for Air Assault Operations in the United States Army; home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), U.S. Army Medical and Dental Activities, Tennessee Valley District Corps of Engineers, and Veterinary Command. Visit the Fort Campbell Website
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the only air assault division of the United States Army. Nicknamed the “Screaming Eagles,” the 101st has consistently distinguished itself by demonstrating the highest standards of military professionalism since its activation at one minute after midnight, Aug. 16, 1942.
The 101st Airborne Division was activated Aug. 16, 1942, at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Its first commanding general, Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, noted that the division had no history but that it had a “rendezvous with destiny” and that the new division would be habitually called into action when the need was “immediate and extreme.” Throughout its more than 75-year history, the division has amassed a proud record, in both war and peace, unmatched by any other unit.
On Aug. 19 of that year, the first commander, Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, promised his new recruits that although the new division had no history, it would soon have a “rendezvous with destiny.” As a division, the101st has never failed that prophecy.
General Order No. 5, which gave birth to the division reads: “The 101st Airborne Division, activated at Camp Claiborne, has no history, but it has a rendezvous with destiny. Like the early American pioneers whose invincible courage was the foundation stone of this nation, we have broken with the past and its traditions in order to establish our claim to the future. Due to the nature of our armament, and the tactics in which we shall perfect ourselves, we shall be called upon to carry out operations of far-reaching military importance and we shall habitually go into action when the need is immediate and extreme. Let me call your attention to the fact that our badge is the great American eagle. This is a fitting emblem for a division that will crush its enemies by falling upon them like a thunderbolt from the skies. The history we shall make, the record of high achievement we hope to write in the annals of the American Army and the American people depends wholly and completely on the men of this division.
The Screaming Eagles are one of the most deployed and recognized divisions in the U.S. Army, with a combat record spanning from the paratroopers of World War II to the Security Force Assistance Teams deployed in Afghanistan today. For more information, visit the Fort Campbell homepage.
Fort Campbell Population FY19
Active Military: 26,770Family Members: 39,649DoD Civilian: 2,944Contract Employees: 3,497Other Civilian: 3,468Military Retirees: 65,146Retiree Family: 94,710Reserve Component: 75Fort Campbell Total Population: 236,259.000
Fort Campbell houses more than 25,000 persons: Family Housing 15,148 and Barracks 10,233. 66% of assigned Soldiers and their families resides off post.
Current Population in the local communities
Clarksville is the 5th largest city in the State of Tennessee behind Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Hopkinsville Kentucky is the 9th largest city and Oak Grove is rank 52th largest city in Kentucky.
Fort Campbell served the following population
26,770 Active Duty Soldiers39,649- Family Members2,944- DOD Civilian3,468- Other Civilian3,497- Contract Employees65,146- Military Retirees75 - Reserve ComponentFamily Housing (15,148) 5,933 in Tennessee and 9,215 in KentuckyBarracks (10,233) 4,205 in Tennessee and 6,028 in Kentucky
66% of assigned Soldiers and their Families reside off-post;
25% of almost 35,000 Clarksville Montgomery County School students (over 9500) are Military Dependents
16% of just over 8,000 Christian County Kentucky School Students (almost 500) are Military Dependents.
65,146 Military Retirees
94,710 Military Retirees Family Members
Welcome to Fort Campbell, a community that offers “The Best Soldier and Family Experience”. Fort Campbell is home of the Screaming Eagles, of the 101st Airborne – The Army’s only Air Assault Division. Fort Campbell is located on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line between the Towns of Oak Grove and Hopkinsville KY and Clarksville TN about 60 miles NW of Nashville on I-24. Although nearly two-thirds of the 105,000 acres of the post are actually in Tennessee, the post office is located in Kentucky, and the identification lies with that state. Visit the Fort Campbell homepage and the Fort Campbell MWR ACS Relocation Readiness Program homepage.
Fort Campbell is located within 4 counties in Kentucky (Trigg & Christian) and Tennessee (Stewart & Montgomery).
For more information on the local communities visit Hopkinsville Christian County website at http://christiancountyky.gov and Clarksville Montgomery County https://mcgtn.org
Directions from St. Louis, MO:
Total driving time is about four hours. The only gates open 24/7 are gates 4, 7 and 10.
The IHG Holiday Inn Express Lodging is located about two minutes inside gate 4 on the right-hand side.
Directions from Gate 4 to Kalsu Replacement Company:
Enter gate 4 and go through the main intersection of Screaming Eagle Boulevard and Bastogne Avenue. After the first set of lights continue on Screaming Eagle Boulevard until you come to the fourth set of lights, the intersection of Wickham Avenue. Go through the set of lights and then turn right at the next set of lights onto Desert Storm. Kalsu Replacement Company is located on the left-hand side of Desert Storm across from the LaPointe Health Clinic.
Directions from Gate 1 to Army Community Service at 1501 William C. Lee Road:When you enter gate 1, go through the roundabout and turn right onto Bastogne Avenue. The main ACS building is located on the corner of Bastogne Avenue and William C. Lee Road. The building will be on the left-hand side of Bastogne Avenue and on the right-hand side of William C. Lee Road.
Directions from Gate 4 to Army Community Service:When you enter gate 4, make a left turn onto Bastogne Avenue. Continue on Bastogne Avenue and go straight through the next set of lights. Just before you come to the stop sign at the end of the Bastogne Avenue, turn left into the parking lot. The main ACS building is located here.
Several signs will be posted to show directions to ACS and the Kalsu Replacement Company. Pay attention to the road signs as there are several road signs giving directions to Kalsu and the ACS building. For assistance with directions, please contact the ACS Information and Referral at 270-798-9322 or 270-956-2935. The office is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on weekends and federal holidays.
Fort Campbell Kentucky lies on the Kentucky - Tennessee border between the towns of Oak Grove and Hopkinsville KY and Clarksville TN about 60 miles northwest of Nashville on I-24. Nashville International Airport is the nearest airport to Fort Campbell. All major airline flies into Nashville airport. The airport is located about 52 miles from the post.
Directions from the Airport or from the East
Look for directional signs for Gate numbers to enter the installation. There are 10 gates accessing Fort Campbell. The only gates that are open 24/7 are gate 4, gate 7 and gate 10.
All individuals who have valid military ID cards and CAC cards are no longer required to register their vehicles at vehicle registration. Individuals who do not have valid ID card or CAC card will still need to register for a visitors pass at the main registration office at gate 4.. You would need to show vehicle registration, proof of insurance and valid driver's license. Contact Visitor Control Centers for additional information at 270-798-5047.
When you enter gate 4, you will go through the main intersection between Screaming Eagle Blvd and Bastogne Ave. Several signs will be posted to provide directions to Army Community Service (ACS) and Ka;lsu Replacement Company. Pay attention to the road signs as there are several one way streets going toward Kalsu Replacement Company. For assistance with directions, contact Army Community Service, Information and Referral at 270-798-932/956-2935.. Hours of Operation are Monday to Friday 7:30 to 4:00 p.m. or contact Kalsu Replacement at 270-798-2813 Hours of Operation 24/7.
There are no bus shuttle services available on post.
The Clarksville Transit Bus (CTS) service stops at five major locations on Fort Campbell, every hour, 6 days a week. Buses will enter Gate 4 and make stops at the Education Center, Library, Post Exchange, Commissary and across the street from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Passengers are required to pay $1.50 fee good for the entire length of the ride and must have a valid military identification. For more information contact 931-553-2430 or visit their website at http://www.cityofclarksville.com/index.aspx?page=730
Fort Campbell IHG Hotels provides shuttle Services for their guests. Shuttle Services are available Monday to Friday from 0900-1800. Van pick up at the front entrance of building 82 IHG Hotels. Shuttle Service is based on a first come first serve basis. On Post establishments only - No housing area. To schedule the shuttle services, please call or stop by the front office at 270-439-2229.
There are several privately owned taxi cabs operated on and off the installation. Some taxi cabs have a flat fee for on post regardless of the distance. Fort Campbell ACS Relocation does not endorse or recommend any local taxi cabs company.
If you are flying into Nashville airport which is the only airport near to Ft Campbell. You will be responsible for your own transportation from Nashville airport to Fort Campbell. Keep your receipts for payment as you will be reimbursed for the total cost.
Nashville International Airport Transportation Services offered ground transportation from Nashville airport to Fort Campbell. Fort Campbell does not have a dedicated shuttle service from and to Nashville International Airport. Visit Nashville International Airport website for more information.
Greyhound Bus Terminal (Clarksville)
Greyhound Bus Terminal (Nashville)
Enterprise Rental Car (Oak Grove)
Crown Cab (Clarksville)
ABC & Veterans Taxi Cab (Clarksville)
Base Operator: 270-798-2151, DSN 635-2151 – Fort Campbell Automated Directory Attendance System. Hours of Operation: 24/7. Operator Services are no longer available at Fort Campbell. Dial 911 for emergency assistance.
Army Community Service (ACS) Information and Referral 270-798-9322 or 270-956-2935 provides assistance with telephone numbers and directions. Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 0730-1600 Closed on Weekends and Federal Holidays. Click on ACS Website
270.798.9793 DSN 635-9793 - Division Staff Duty. Hours of Operation 24/7
1-800-342-9647 (Toll Free) Military One Source Hours of Operation 24/7