MAC Eagle Ambassador Breakfast sees large turnout

It was a packed house for the Christian County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Eagle Ambassador Breakfast at the James E. Bruce Convention Center Thursday morning. 

More chairs and tables had to be brought out to accommodate the crowd, as community members, representatives from Fort Campbell, local elected officials and soldiers filled the space. MAC Executive Director Shannon Lane called it a record crowd and says its just further proof of the importance and impact the committee has on the community and the military families living in it.

The keynote speaker was Colonel Kenneth Cole, who spoke on the importance of partnerships between Fort Campbell and the surrounding communities, including Christian, Todd and Trigg counties.  He says Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division are unique not just in the nation, but across the world.

He says there are still plenty of things here at home they would like to help get addressed for their military families, include more available childcare in the region.

Incoming MAC Chair Philip Eastman says the military servicemembers who choose to make their homes here are greatly valued, and they will work to support them however they can.

Several awards were handed out at the breakfast, including the Outstanding Military Affairs Member, which went to Holly Hampton, the Soaring Eagle Award, which was presented to Gene Curtis and the MAC Service Award, which went to White’s Auto Mall.