Located between Kentucky and Tennessee, Camp Campbell was first planned in 1941. Over the next few years it opened and came to include over 100,000 acres.
It was primarily a training ground for the 12th, 14th and 20th Armored divisions and the 25th Infantry Division. From 1949 to 1956, the Army base was home to the 11th Airborne Division. It was finally officially named Fort Campbell in 1950. Throughout the 50s and 60s, it served as a training facility for many units in the Army.
Today, the Army base continues to be a training ground for paratroopers. The Fort Campbell parachute demonstration team (the Screaming Eagles) was first formed in 1958, but it remains very popular today. The 101st Airborne has gone through many changes over the years, but it remains at Fort Campbell today to protect and serve the citizens of the United States.
Fort Campbell had a couple large criminal incidents happen on base, including a beating death and a shooting. Despite those events, Fort Campbell has a rich and varied history of serving the airborne units of the Army. The Screaming Eagles are famous all around for their parachuting skills.