-First I want to thank NADO for allowing us to talk about the programs the Pennyrile ADD provides to support our friends at Fort Campbell, those transitioning out of Fort Campbell, and those who have served in the military.
-I’m proud to say that every department within our regional council has initiatives geared toward the military – and we’re going to touch on each of those this morning.
-I have a couple others with me this morning that are going to assist with this presentation.
Amy Frogue – our Associate Director of Community and Economic Development who manages our Department of Defense / Office of Economic Adjustment funded programs.
Retired Command Sargent Major Rory Malloy who is the director of the recently formed Campbell Strong Defense Alliance
We want to start out by sharing just a little info about Fort Campbell
Fort Campbell is located within the southeastern U.S. and straddles the KY/TN line – this definitely brings its challenges – but also a lot of opportunities as well. Our organization has a great relationship with our sister groups in Tennessee.
The installation is in excess of 105,000 acres (37,000 in KY 68,000 in TN) divided into three distinct land uses: Cantonment (15,000 acres), which functions like a typical city. This area includes housing for soldiers and their families, administrative facilities, schools, medical facilities and retail stores. The cantonment area also contains both of Fort Campbell’s primary airfields, CAAF & SAH. Maneuver lands (64,000 acres), which includes military training areas, drop zones and landing zones. Impact Areas (26,000 acres), which includes both small arms and large weapon firing ranges. The maneuver lands and impact areas are both used extensively (24/7/365) for training.
The installation is located within parts of four counties, Christian and Trigg in KY and Montgomery and Stewart County in TN.
You can see that it’s home to almost 27,000 Active Duty Military and an additional 40,000 family members of those Active Duty members.
When you take all the active duty members, family members, contractors and retirees – Fort Campbell supports over 237,000 people.
Over 25,000 people actually live on base – and that equates to about 60% in KY and 40% in Tennessee.
Most of the soldiers and their families reside off-post.
Source – GRMO/PAIO data as of 23 MAR 16
Payroll per 1000 personnel is $52,993,193 1BCT=4,000 pax= $211,972,772
No. 1 Largest Single employer is Vanderbilt Health Systems. Their entire medical community to include off site clinics.
Fort Campbell is home to the Army’s most deployed units
So let’s get into some of our programs.
How many in the room operate Home and Community Based Waiver Programs?
For those of you that don’t, Home and Community Based Waiver Programs are designed to help keep Medicaid receipents in their homes and out of long-term care facilities. We all know how expensive long-term care facilities can be.
On average, we can provide services to individuals for about $2,000 per months compared to $10 to $12,000 per month in a long-term care facility.
We have partnered with VA to offer a similar type of program specifically geared toward veterans.
Won’t read through all of this but this want to draw you attention to a couple points:
This program offers eligible veterans a flexible budget to purchase services that help them to live independently at home rather than in an institution.
The veterans program includes a functional assessment that is performed by our staff, home based serves that is mostly contracted out, options for counseling, support services, and financial management services.
Again – most import point is the last bullet point and that is to keep the veterans in their homes.
You can see here a list of the eligible services that the VA funds can be used to pay for.
We operate the veterans directed care program in our region and many of our surrounding areas through what we call a Hub and Spoke model.
It can take up to 2 years to get approved by VA to provide this program and this model allows the services to be provide in all the areas that you see.
The Pennyrile ADD has contracted with all these other regional councils – they provide the case management and we provide the oversight and administrative support.
Let’s switch gears to workforce.
It our region, the biggest issue as it pertains to Economic Development is our workforce. We just don’t have enough skilled individuals who want to work – and I’m sure most everyone in this room has the same issues.
We see Fort Campbell as a part of the solution for this workforce problem.
For a while, anywhere from 400 to 600 soldiers were transitioning out of Fort Campbell. Now that number is between 300 to 500 each month.
We know that a lot of those soldiers will go back home and there is nothing we can do about that. However, we also know that a big chuck are going where the opportunity is.
We want to create that opportunity in the region surrounding Fort Campbell….to help with that process, we’ve created the Campbell Strong Workforce Partnership.
On your tables you’ll find a handout with information about the partnership…but I’ll again just point out that the goal is to assist transitioning military from Fort Campbell into high-demand occupations in our area.
This is a joint partnership with Kentucky and Tennessee and has been funded through a $7.7 million grant from Department of Labor.
With those funds, we have leased a facility just outside the gates of Fort Campbell and set up a career center for those transitioning soldiers and their families. And let me say here, the spouse in most cases is the main decision maker when it comes to location…so we definitely want to make sure we’re meeting their needs as well.
I could go on for 30 minutes about all the programs office at the partnership…but I’ll let you read through the handout.
I don’t want to end this section without mentioning that the staff of the partnership also spend a considerable amount of time with the employers of the region talking with them about the advantages of hiring a veteran and keeping these employers up to date on the various hiring events / job fairs that take place on base.
I also want to give a little plug to NADO and mention the importance of coming to these conferences. It was the San Antonio Conference a few years ago that we first set in a session that showcased the work of DOD and the Office of Economic Adjustment. The relationships we made at that conference turned in to about $2 million from OEA that then turned into almost $8 million from DOL..
Talk about return on investment. Thank you NADO for continuing to have relevant sessions.
Amy, please come an talk about OEA.
SFL-TAP is a three step process. Step 1. As of the current DA policy, you are only required to attend a two hour preseparation briefing which tells you about all available SFL-TAP services . Call us for an appointment and please remember to have your AKO password IOT log into the ACAP XXI system.
Step 2. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the 4-hour VA Benefits Brief which can have a life long effect on you and the family and then the 2.5 day Transition Assistance workshop which is designed specifically to prepare you for civilian employment.
Step 3. Upon completion of the TAP workshop you can take additional classes and meet with counselors to finalize your resume and introduce you to local, national and international employment opportunities.
The goal is that you will sign up for and attend all available workshops, all in all adding up to about 5 duty days,
RDOs on a Mission to Support Military Communities and Families
NADO Conference 2019
The “City” Of Fort Campbell
• Active Duty Military: 26,818
• Family Members: 39,699
• DoD Civilian: 5,316
• Contract Employees: 2,907
• Other Civilian : 2,931
• Military Retirees: 68,146
• Retiree Family: 94,710
• Reserve Component: 83
• Over 25,000 “live” on Fort Campbell
Family Housing (15,148) 5,933 in TN and 9,215 in KY
Barracks (10,233) 4,205 in TN and 6,028 in KY
• 66% of assigned Soldiers and their Families reside off-post—mostly in TN
25% of almost 35,000 CMCSS students (over 9500) are Military Dependents
16% of just over 8,000 CCKY students (almost 500) are Military Dependents
Fort Campbell Supports Over 237,497 Persons
Source ASIP FY18
Military (Soldier) Pay: $1.54B
Retiree Pay: $1.67B
Civilian Pay: $348M
Housing Allowance (BAH): $396M
Other Disbursements/NAF: $649M
Payroll per 1,000 personnel is $39,728,312
$14.93 Billion Economic Impact FY 2019
No. 1 (KY) and No. 2 (TN) Largest Single Employer
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Mission: The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the world’s only Air
Assault Division, provides an unmatched capability to conduct forcible
entry and other worldwide unified land operations in support of
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)
Mission: To organize, equip, train, resource and employ Army
special operations aviation forces worldwide in support of
contingency missions and combatant commanders
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Mission: Organize, equip, train, and validate forces to conduct full
spectrum special operations in support of USSOCOM, Geographic
Combatant Commanders, American ambassadors, and other
Home of Army’s Most Deployed Units
What is the Pennyrile Veterans Directed Home and Community
Based Services (VDHCBS)
• The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Administration for Community Living
(ACL) have formed a partnership to develop Veterans Directed Home and Community Based
Services (VDHCBS) programs to enhance home-based supports for veterans. VDHCBS
program offers eligible veterans a flexible budget to purchase services that help them to live
independently at home in the community rather than in an institution.
• Medical Centers (VAMC) purchase and utilize the VDHCBS Program through a Provider
Agreement between the VAMC and an Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living (AAAIL)
that offers the program. The VDHCBS program includes a functional assessment, home-based
services, options counseling, support services, and financial management services. The
VDHCBS program does not duplicate any services already provided by the VAMC.
• The purpose of the VDHCBS is to provide services to the veterans in their own home which
will help maintain his/her health, safety, and welfare needs. With the selection of possible
services, the goal is to prolong/ prevent a veteran from being placed in a nursing facility.
• Personal Care
• Yard cleanup
• Funds for electronic monitoring system
• Gym memberships
• Respite care
• Funds for nutritional services/items
• Transportation to/from medical doctor appointments
• Minor modifications to the home for safety purposes
• To assist approximately 1,400 transitioning military from Fort Campbell, KY into a
successful economic transition to high demand sector occupations in expanding or
emerging jobs by enhanced career services, job preparation/training and work-based
• The response will provide appropriate support services and collaboration with
existing agencies/community services. The response will be delivered through a joint
TN-KY specialty designed career center developed near Fort Campbell.
• Department of Labor funding received totaled $7,763,304 to be used over a two year
period beginning October 1, 2018.
Department of Defense – Office of Economic Adjustment
• Deactivation of 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and 4th Brigade 101st
Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell
• 5,302 total cuts
• Potential reduction of additional 2,000 civilian and contractor jobs affected
• December 2014 – initial contact by OEA regarding loss
• Partnership between KY/TN formed to submit a proposal under Community
Diversification Grant Program to respond to unit deactivation
• “Campbell Strong” – focus on 6 county geographic region surrounding Ft. Campbell
• KY – Christian, Todd, Trigg
• TN – Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart
• Pennyrile Area Development District served as applicant agency
• Project coordinator, management/administration, fiscal management, monitoring
• Fort Campbell supports $63,000 in economic output or sales of goods and
services in the local region for each active military person. Therefore the local
region lost $334 million in economic output due to these cuts.
• Fort Campbell supports roughly 1.8 workers in the local region for each active
• Fort Campbell supports $88,000 in household earnings in the local region for
each active military person inclusive of their own pay as well as the pay of
workers in supported industries. Therefore, the local region lost $466 million in
household earnings due to these cuts.
Campbell Strong Regional Economic Growth
• Economic Diversification Planning Process
• Respond to deactivation of 4th Brigade 101st Airborne Division and 159th
Combat Aviation Brigade
• Mitigate impacts of proposed future troop reductions on region
• 5 part proposal
• Regional Profile
• Target Industry Analysis
• Fort Campbell Workforce Analysis
• Strategic Plan
• Formation of a regional defense alliance
• Increase flow of service members and veterans into the regional workforce
5000 Soldiers a year transition from Fort
Campbell to civilian sector
• Extensive leadership experience
• Unique skills and experiences
• Perform under pressure
• Team Players
Our transitioning Soldiers are proven to provide a competitive advantage!
We provide numerous career training
programs providing globally recognized
technical certifications (Siemans level I,
Microsoft and others)
Workforce Development Strategy
• Goal: re-employ those affected by the reductions and increase the flow of
talent from Fort Campbell to the regional workforce
• Strategy: Align, coordinate, and expand advanced manufacturing education
and training in the region that builds on an existing industry strength and
leverages the talent pipeline coming out of Fort Campbell
• Hopkinsville Community College
• Equipment, faculty training materials/salaries, and outreach/recruitment to expand program
• Austin Peay State University
• Equipment, faculty training, and credentialing alignment
• Tennessee College of Applied Technology
• Equipment, faculty training, and salaries
• Result: regionally aligned, coordinated, and expanded advanced
manufacturing education and training programs that target active duty and
transitioning military service members, veterans, and spouses
• Collaborative, focused regional
engagement and cooperation
• Bi-State Alliance formally organized in
Why Campbell Strong?
Unify! Advocate! Grow!
• Region and Leverage KY/TN State Elected Officials
• Grow Mission at Fort Campbell
• Citizens For Fort Campbell
• Permanent Residence – 450 Transitioning Veterans
• Skills Development Program, Grants
• Hire a Veteran and Spouse
• Partner with Nonprofits in Region
•Educate – HR, Military, Community
Increase Troop Strength by 2,000
New Defense Contracts
Grow Permanent Residency
Recruitment of Aerospace Ind.
600 – 800 Soldiers
36 – CH47 Chinooks
150 – 200 Soldiers
Future Vertical Lift
First to Field
Hire a Veteran
VKIS – 120 Jobs
Skill Development Program
92% Employment Rate
• 500 Electrical, HVAC & Plumbers
• 44 Microsoft
• 80 Welders
• 120 CDL Truck Drivers
• 30 Ryder Diesel Mechanic
• 30 ComStar Telecommunications Tower
& Site Technicians
• 80 Mechatronics, NSCC
• 30 Advanced Manufacturing &
• 20 IT Foundations & Business
• 67 Corporate Fellowships
• 54 Workforce Essentials Internship
• 19 School Teacher Licenses
• 16 Health Care Professionals
Grow Fort Campbell
Defense & Aerospace
Board of Directors
Mayor Carter Hendricks
Co-Chair, Hopkinsville, KY
Mayor Jim Durrett
Co-Chair, Montgomery Co, TN
Mayor Joe Pitts
Secretary, Clarksville, TN
Treasurer, Christian Co, KY
Judge Executive Hollis Alexander
Trigg Co, KY
Mayor Robin Brandon
Stewart Co, TN
Mayor Theresa Jarvis
Oak Grove, KY
Christian Co, TN Chamber
Clarksville, TN Chamber
Judge Executive Todd Mansfield
Todd Co, KY
Judge Executive Steve Tribble
Christian Co, KY
Mayor Billy Vogle
Robertson Co, TN
Jason Vincent, Executive Director
Pennyrile Area Development District
Amy Frogue, Associate Director CED
Pennyrile Area Development District
Rory Malloy, Executive Director
Fort Campbell Strong Defense Alliance