FORT CARSON
Colorado Springs, CO 80913, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Welcome to Fort Carson

Fort Carson, “The Mountain Post,” is 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 most scenic

Housing

OFF-POST HOUSING REFERRAL Housing Services Office Army regulation requires Soldiers to report to the DPW Housing Service Office, 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

Health Services

Quick Reference Phone Numbers Emergency 911 Emergency Room/Ambulance 526-7111 TRICARE Nurse Advice Line 524-2273, or 866-422-7391 option 3 Appointment Line 524-CARE (2273) or 526-CARE or 866-422-7391 option 1 Pharmacy Pharmacy Call-in Refill Prescriptions 526-7410, 524-4081 or 888-745-6427 Patient Advocate Office 526-7225 Hospital Operator 526-7000 The U.S. Army Medical Department

Carson Community

SCHOOLS Fort Carson is served by Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. Four elementary schools and a middle school are 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,

Units

The 4th Infantry Division is the pre-eminent team of combat-focused Soldiers, Families and supporting community members achieving excellence in the support of each other and the Army’s mission. As the Army’s only balanced division with the combination of armor, light and Stryker infantry, the 4th Infantry Division is the

History

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 i

Training Areas

DOWNRANGE AT FORT CARSON 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

Fort Carson Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program

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 a

Recreation and Leisure

OUTDOOR RECREATION COMPLEX The Fort Carson Outdoor Recreation Complex is 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

Surrounding Communities

COLORADO HISTORY 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

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 at

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Where Few Have Gone Before: Army Surgeon Selected to NASA Space Program

Story by SSG Jorden Weir on 06/15/2017 FORT CARSON, Colo. How many lifetimes does it take to become a Soldier, pilot, doctor, and astronaut? For Maj. (Dr.) Francisco Rubio, the battalion surgeon assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), it only takes one. Rubio recently took his place

New Eagle leadership lands for Atlantic Resolve Black Sea task force

By 1st Lt. Samuel Jolley 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 4th Infantry Division MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania At the core of every great organization is great leaders, and a change at the top of the task force heading up Operation Atlantic Resolve training in the Black Sea

Army Family Physician, Uniformed Services University alumnus among NASA's new astronaut class

Story by Sharon Holland on 06/09/2017 NASA officials announced their newest class of astronaut candidates and Army Maj. (Dr.) Francisco "Frank" Rubio, 41, a Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) graduate is among the select group of trainees. Rubio, who graduated from USU's F. Edward Hebert School of
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