Fort Campbell, KY – On Friday afternoon, August 10th, local media were invited out to Campbell Army Air Field to watch the rehearsal for the Week of the Eagles MWR and VFW Air Show. Clarksville Online was on hand to bring you some photos of what’s in store for you Saturday, August 11th. From what we’ve seen, this is going to be one awesome show.
Gates will open for the Fort Campbell Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Veterans of Foreign Wars Air Show at 8:00am at the Campbell Army Air Field here. A Health and Wellness Fair will also begin at 9:00am near the air field.
The air show will begin at 10:00am with opening ceremonies, posting of the colors, and a welcome from the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, KY Maj. Gen. James C. McConville; followed by the National Anthem and a performance from the Liberty Jump Team.
This year’s air show includes a Dixie Commemorative Air Force demonstration, a C-45 (Beech 18) demonstration, Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Air Assault and Rescue at Dawn Re-enactment, a Trojan Horse demonstration, Air Force Flyovers, and an Air Assault demonstration by Screaming Eagles from the Sabalauski Air Assault School.
The show will close at 3:00pm with final remarks from McConville. Static displays will be open throughout the day, and vendors will have food and drinks available for purchase during the event. Gates to the air show will close at 5:00pm.
The Week of the Eagles 2012 Health and Wellness Fair will be held at the Campbell Army Airfield Passenger Processing Center (PPC) from 9:30am until 5:00pm. There will be something for everyone including inflatables, cooking demonstrations, face painting, dance demonstrations, education and information tables and much more. Fill a punch card by visiting tables and win a prize!
Visit www.fortcampbellmwr.com and click on the cover of the 2012 Fort Campbell Week of the Eagles Program and Activities Guide for more information.
Rehearsal Photo Gallery
2009 Air Show Photo Gallery