Pictured above, the “Top Gun” group on their visit to Northern Kentucky in February 2011.
In 2006, Crescent Springs adopted the Army’s 101st Airborne, 1st Division, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, F-Company, based at Fort Campbell, KY. The 4 other Batteries in the Regiment have been adopted by Villa Hills, Lakeside Park, Erlanger, and Elsmere. Together, all 5 cities have supported the 1-320th FAR through 3 deployments to Iraq and 3 to Afghanistan. The soldiers returned from their Afghanistan deployment in November 2014.
The purpose of ASA Adopt a Unit is to support the soldiers during overseas deployments, as well as year-round support for the soldiers and families while at Fort Campbell. Members of 1-320th have spoken to students at St. Joseph and River Ridge Schools. Each year 1-320th soldiers participate in the 5K Veterans Memorial.
City money is NOT used for support of the 1-320th; it is funded only through generous donations from residents and local businesses.