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Kentucky Army Bases (2)


  • Fort Campbell Hopkinsville

  • Fort Campbell is an Army post located along the Hopskinville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee Border. The fort was established in 1941in honor of Brigadier General Bowen Campbell, the last Whig Governor of Tennessee. The fort is currently home to the famed 101st Airborne Division, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and the 5th Special Forces Group. Fort Campbell has the largest military population in the Army and the 7th largest in the Department of Defense. Having a land area of 105,068 acres, it is also recognized as one of the largest installations in the world. The primary mission of Fort Campbell is to provide combat readiness for the 101st Airborne Division and other non-divisional tenant units of the installation by providing training, mobilization, and deployment.

  • Fort Knox Hardin

  • Fort Knox is the main armor training base of the US Army and US Marine Corps. It is an Army post covering parts Bullit, Hardin, and Meade counties in Kentucky. The installation was built in 1918 in honor of Major General Henry Knox, the chief of Artillery of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The post also houses the Godman Army Airfield operated by the United States Army Aviation Branch. The post has the primary mission of directing armor training for M1 Abrams tank crews for the US Army and the US Marine Corps. It is home to the US Army Armor Center, the US Army Armor School, and the George Patton Museum. Fort Knox is a boot camp. The post is also the location of the Bullion Depository of the United States Department of the Treasury.