Welcome Home Ceremonies

Before making travel arrangements, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FAMILY READINESS SUPPORT ASSISTANT OR THE REAR DETACHMENT COMMANDER FOR THAT UNIT. They will be able to confirm the arrival time listed here.





The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will host a Welcome Home Ceremony for all returning Screaming Eagle Soldiers. Families and friends are welcome to attend. 


 Fort Campbell is a restricted access post. Guards at the gates conduct a 100% identification card check of all vehicle operators/passengers and pedestrians entering the installation. All occupants above the age of 16 must present photo identification in order to access Fort Campbell. Individuals unable to provide a photo identification card are not permitted.

Visiting family and friends attending the Welcome Home Ceremony should enter through either Gate 7 or Gate 4 (be prepared to present photo identification as described above). Upon entering the installation please follow the posted road signs to the designated Family Parking Area. Buses will transport family and friends from the Family Parking Area to the Welcome Home Ceremony site. Immediately following the Welcome Home Ceremony and a short family reintegration briefing, buses will transport family and friends back to the Family Parking Area.

 Due to limited parking at the Welcome Home Ceremony site, please park at the designated Family Parking Area. Buses at the Family Parking Area are not special needs or luggage capable; parking is available on-site for special needs. Family and friends are encouraged to limit belongings as they must be hand carried onto the buses. Child car seats and strollers are acceptable as carry-on items, but larger items may prove difficult to place on the bus.

* Ceremony times are subject to change up to two hours prior to the scheduled time, please check back often. Plan to arrive at least two hours prior to the ceremony start time. If you have questions about your Soldier’s specific ceremony time, please call the point of contact listed below for his/her unit.

Unit Points of Contact: 
1st Brigade Combat Team(270) 798-6019
 2nd Brigade Combat Team  (270) 412-3539
 3rd Brigade Combat Team  (270) 798-6018
 101st Combat Aviation Brigade  (270) 956-3481
 101st Sustainment Brigade  (270) 798-2356
 101st DIVARTY  (270) 798-3346
 101st HHB  (270) 798-5029
 52nd Ordinance Group  (270) 798-7173
 86th Combat Support Hospital  (270) 798-7552
 716th Military Police Battalion  (270) 956-4470
 2-44th Air Defense Artillery Battalion  (270) 798-7331

What to expect:


Be flexible! Our Soldiers are coming home on contracted airlines. Flight arrival times often change based on weather, mechanical issues, or a variety of other reasons. The ceremony times listed on this site may change at any time. Call your unit point of contact if you have questions or concerns.

Flights may arrive early; you should plan to arrive at the ceremony site two hours before the projected ceremony time. Ceremonies will not be delayed to wait for the arrival of family members.

Volunteers will be on site with free beverages and snacks. If you or your children have specific dietary needs, please bring those items with you.

There is plenty of seating and space available to wait for the flight to arrive. Additionally, families and friends will be allowed to go outside prior to the aircraft landing to cheer the Soldiers arrival.

Members of the media are invited to each Welcome Home Ceremony. Feel free to talk to them if you wish.

 After the Soldiers disembark the aircraft, they will remove equipment and form up outside of the ceremony site. They will then march into the facility for a brief (3-5 minute) ceremony. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Soldiers, family, and friends will reunite for 15 minutes. At the conclusion of the reunion, the Soldiers will depart to turn in equipment at their unit area. Family members will immediately receive a short reintegration briefing onsite prior to departing back to the Family Parking Area. The unit points of contact will provide strip maps showing the location of the unit area where the Soldier can be picked up once equipment turn-in is completed.

What not to bring:

Pets of any kind (certified guide dogs are the exception)



Balloons are permitted in the hangar, but they cannot be carried onto the flight line.

Thank you for joining us in welcoming home our Screaming Eagles.