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Military Affairs


Economic and Cultural Impact of Fort Campbell part 1 pgs 1-14 (3.6 MB .pdf)

Economic and Cultural Impact of Fort Campbell part 2 pgs 15-28 (3.6 MB .pdf)


Military Affairs Director
Kensley McLellan
kmclellan@christiancountychamber.com
270-885-9096


Craddock, Chair Military Affairs Committee
Doug Craddock
Chair, Military Affairs

What does the Military Affairs Committee Do?
The Military Affairs Committee is committed to supporting the military families of Fort Campbell. It is our goal to make soldiers and their families always feel welcome in Christian County, whether they are just here to visit or have made it their home.

We want to help enhance our communities and make it the best place for military families to live, shop, relax and enjoy. From our Operation Left Turn initiatives that encourage soldiers to turn left out of the gate, to special appreciation events, we work diligently to make Christian County the best neighbor to Fort Campbell and the best home to many families.

We never take for granted the hard work, dedication and sacrifice that our military families make for our country and we believe we must always let them know that we, as a community, care a great deal about them.

Relocating to Fort Campbell?

Real Estate in Christian County

When considering where to live after assignment to Fort Campbell, keep in mind that Active Duty Military pay no Kentucky State Income Tax! In addition, we continue to offer a low cost of living and outstanding quality of life.

With no sales tax on groceries, no sales tax on new car purchases for active duty military, and low overall sales tax and property tax rates, life in Christian County is less taxing and more relaxing.

Getting Involved with Military Affairs

Military Affairs Committee LogoOur community has a long and proud tradition of sponsoring events and opportunities for our friends at Fort Campbell to enjoy.

Every September, we host the Christian County Salutes Fort Campbell Week that typically features the Oak Grove Family Kick-off event, a Ladies Luncheon and Tour of Homes, a 9/11 Memorial and the ever popular Chili Cook-Off. In addition, we offer a Hail and Farewell, Military Appreciation Days, Gander Memorial Ceremony, Veterans Appreciation Parade and more. With each event, we hope to help our military families feel connected and at home in Hopkinsville-Oak Grove-Christian County, Kentucky. To find out more about how you can get involved call Carter Hendricks at the Christian County Chamber at 270-885-9096.

Become an Eagle Ambassador
Eagle Ambassador are the lifeblood of our organization and their support allows the Military Affairs Committee to continue offering excellent programs and services such as the Hail and Farewell Party for members of the Fort Campbell Command Team, Military Appreciation Days, and the annual Citizens for Fort Campbell Trip. Resources are also vital as we continue our Operation Left Turn initiative by offering new events, enhancing community marketing efforts to other installations, and recruiting military families to make Christian County their permanent home.

Volunteer and Join the Military Affairs Committee
Eagle Ambassador are the lifeblood of our organization and their support allows the Military Affairs Committee to continue offering excellent programs and services such as the Hail and Farewell Party for members of the Fort Campbell Command Team, Military Appreciation Days, and the annual Citizens for Fort Campbell Trip. Resources are also vital as we continue our Operation Left Turn initiative by offering new events, enhancing community marketing efforts to other installations, and recruiting military families to make Christian County their permanent home.


Eagle Ambassadors are individuals or organizations that make a monetary contribution to support the work of the Military Affairs Committee. Currently, there are 180 Eagle Ambassadors from the Hopkinsville-Oak Grove-Christian County area.The benefits of being and Eagle Ambassador are limitless. Eagle Ambassadors receive the latest information regarding Fort Campbell and its movements, are invited to social and networking functions with key leadership at Fort Campbell, and have the satisfaction of strengthening our relationship with Fort Campbell and supporting the military families in our community.

To become an Eagle Ambassador, download the Individual Eagle Ambassador Form, or the Business Eagle Ambassador Form. Contact Carter Hendricks by email or by calling 270-885-9096.  

Become an Operation Left Turn Sponsor
The Military Affairs Committee has been actively working to represent our community to relocating military families. We’ve visited other installations, made a variety of presentations, sent relocation packets, purchased advertising, and worked diligently to expand our efforts on our current operational budget. We offer relocation packets on our web page www.pcsfortcampbell.com, and promote our area through social websites like Facebook and YouTube.

 We continue to appreciate your support and ask you to pledge your commitment to the Operation Left Turn Campaign. With our recent momentum, we want to ensure that we are continuing to grow our initiative. To become an Operation Left Turn Sponsor, contact Carter Hendricks by email or calling 270-885-9096.
 

Offer a Military Discount
Are you a business owner wanting to offer a discount to our Military Soldiers?  Please email or call Carter Hendricks at 270-885-9096 to find out more on how you can offer military discounts with the Military Affairs.