Colorado Springs, CO 80913, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Welcome to Fort Carson

  Fort Carson, “The Mountain Post,” is located just south of Colorado Springs at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The unparalleled beauty and mild climate of Colorado Springs make it a gateway to a wide variety of outdoor activities. Many internationally known ski areas and some of the nation’s


  Housing Services Office Army regulation requires Soldiers to report to the DPW Housing Service Office, located at the west end of building 1225 off of Evans Street, before making any permanent off-post living arrangements. Call 719-526-2323, 526-2322 or 526-5219 for more information. If a Soldier is taking permissive TDY

Health Services

  Evans Army Community Hospital is located in building 7500 off Titus Boulevard, near the golf course. As the key component of the joint-services Colorado Springs Military Health System, it provides primary care services using the medical home model of care to Soldiers, other service members, Family members and retirees.

Carson Community

  Fort Carson is served by Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. Four elementary schools and a middle school are located on post. Weikel Elementary School serves children in preschool through fifth grade. For more information, call 358-4320. Patriot Elementary School serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information,


  The 4th Infantry Division prepares trained and ready expeditionary forces for deployment in support of combatant commander requirements; provides first class support to Soldiers, Airmen, civilians and Families; and enables unified action with community, state and interagency partners to accomplish all assigned missions. The 4th Infantry Division’s historical nickname,


Fort Carson was established in 1942, following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The city of Colorado Springs purchased land south of the city and donated it to the War Department. Construction began immediately, and the first building, the camp headquarters, was completed Jan. 31, 1942. Camp Carson was named in

Training Areas

  Fort Carson is bounded on the east by Interstate 25 and on the west by Colorado Highway 115. The installation extends from the main post, which is just south of Academy Boulevard, to its southern perimeter, which lies just north of the communities of Pueblo West and Penrose. Fort

Fort Carson Soldier for Life

THE FORT CARSON SOLDIER FOR LIFE – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) is a congressionally mandated program designed to help prepare Soldiers and their Family members for their transition out of the Army and back into civilian life. This assistance focuses on, but is not limited to, seeking employment, seeking an

Recreation and Leisure

  The Fort Carson Outdoor Recreation Complex is located in building 2429, on the corner of Specker and Wetzel avenues. The complex houses the Equipment Checkout Center; Information, Tickets and Registration; the Adventure Programs and Education team; Warrior Adventure Quest, Mountain Post Outfitters retail store; two classrooms; and a 28-foot

Surrounding Communities

  What is now called Colorado was originally part of New Spain. The Spanish heritage lingers on in the names of cities and places, particularly in southern Colorado. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Blood of Christ Mountains) and Trinidad, named for the Trinity, are examples. Colorado is the Spanish word

Area Attractions

  Every year countless pleasure-seeking tourists discover Pikes Peak country is filled with great things to do. For more than 100 years, the region has been a mecca, attracting people in search of gold, health and natural scenic beauty. For more information, call Fort Carson’s Information, Tickets and Registration Office


Back to school: Nevada officer lands Guard Association academic scholarship

Story by Lt. Col. Mikol Kirschenbaum on 10/20/2016 CARSON CITY -- Eighteen years ago, Maj. Jerome Guerrero, the state training officer for the Nevada Army National Guard, was Cadet Guerrero in the University of Nevada, Reno's, ROTC program. Now he's going back to school thanks to the National Guard Association

NCO overcomes challenges to join Army

Story by SGT David Freydin on 10/17/2016 "It was a tough time for me," said Johnson, about trying to join the military. "I didn't take the SAT or make any backup plans, so I was in a really bad situation after getting disqualified." After a couple of years of bouncing

3ABCT maintains at NTC

Story by SSG Ange Desinor on 10/14/2016 FORT CARSON, Colorado Maintaining the maintenance of military vehicles can be a tedious task. The Army relies on its Soldiers to provide expert maintenance and repairs to take on such tasks. The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion 29th Field Artillery Regiment Soldiers, 3rd Armored
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