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Occupying a generous portion of the border between Kentucky and Tennessee, Fort Campbell supports the fourth-largest military population in the Army (and the seventh-largest in the Department of Defense). The Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 5th Special Forces Group, and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment all call this base home. The Sabalauski Air Assault School (famed for being the “10 toughest days in the Army”), the Pathfinder Course, Rappel Master, and FRIES/SPIES Master are just a few of the other schools and qualification courses available at Fort Campbell.

In 2017, Hopkinsville was named a Great American Defense Community by the Association of Defense Communities and was the first community to receive the title in the region. In 2022, all Christian County elementary schools earned the Purple Star Award, recognizing them for their dedication to military-connected youth and ensuring that students’ social, emotional, and academic needs are met. You will find many memorial sites around Christian County honoring military members and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.