Hey guys! First off let me start by saying how excited I am to be writing this guest post. I love the duty station guest post series here on Soldier’s Wife Crazy Life. It really gives you a different perspective on where you might be pcs-ing.
I’m Tiffany from tiffanydickiewrites.com. I write about my life as a military spouse and raising two kids (9 years apart).
Living on post
It’s been almost a year and a half since we moved here to Fort Campbell. I have to say I was nervous about the whole process considering this was our first duty station and I had no idea what to expect. I thought it would be hard to find housing or it would take at least several weeks to get approved but to my surprise, it was fairly easy.
All I had to do was go to the Campbell Crossing website, fill out some basic information like my husband’s rank, how many bedrooms we needed and our price range for rent. From there you can see all the units they have available, make your choice and fill out an actual application. The application process was pretty simple. Within a couple of days, you’ll be contacted by someone in the leasing office. After sending in your orders, birth certificates and things of that nature you’ll be set up with the place of your choice. Pretty painless!
Once making it here you’ll see how huge this post is, it’s also really beautiful. The leasing staff here are really nice and helpful and actually try to make your transition to Fort Campbell as smooth as possible.
There are lots of things to do here on base. My kids love the water so in the summertime I usually take them to the community pool or the water park. There’s a shallow pool and sprinklers for the younger kids and babies.
The MWR offers lots of activities, sports, and classes for kids and adults. They occasionally offer parents night out where they’ll keep the kids for about 5 hours while you and your husband get to spend some quality time together. It’s been a good two years since hubby and I have had any alone time together without the kids so I’m REALLY looking forward it. I almost forgot what date night was! Anyhow if you like staying busy or trying new things you can’t go wrong registering at the MWR.
The Schools at Fort Campbell
The schools here are awesome! The curriculum is advanced and the teachers are willing to go the extra mile to ensure the kids get a proper education. Most of the schools are newly renovated so they look really nice and modern. I love how the classrooms are open without doors so if you happen to stop by for a visit you can clearly see and hear what’s being taught before you enter the classroom.
There are several parks on post, a lot of them are behind the houses or apartments but I prefer the main parks over the neighborhood parks because they are bigger and much cleaner.
Outside of the base, there’s Fort Campbell Blvd, A long stretch of road with plenty of stores to shop. There is a Walmart a couple of minutes away from gate 6 and an even bigger one about fifteen minutes down the road (Walmart is my jam if you couldn’t tell). There’s also Aldi’s, some clothing shops and thrift stores just to name a few. The mall is in Clarksville which is roughly a 25 – 30-minute drive.
But if you want any kind of excitement Nashville is where you wanna go. We’ve only been a few times so far but I enjoyed the time we spent there. Whenever something big is happening nearby like a concert, a comedy show, or convention it’s in Nashville. The Nashville zoo is also pretty nice, it’s not very big but definitely worth seeing while you are here.
I have to say I wasn’t too thrilled to move here, Because really who dreams about moving to Kentucky? haha! But now I am actually happy this was our first duty station I honestly grew to love it here. If you are pcs-ing to Fort Campbell you might not be super excited at first but trust me it’ll grow on you.
Please let me know if you would like to write your own duty station guest post about where you have been stationed 🙂