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 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

  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,

Units

  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,

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 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

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Prisoners of War ceremony commemorates international heritage

Story by SGT Justin Geiger on 03/27/2017 ZAGAN, Poland - In a crowd of about 700 competitors, jockeying for space is quite common, dispersed throughout the starting point are soldiers with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado searching for a bit of a competitive

Chaos in the trenches

Story by SGT Shiloh Capers on 03/24/2017 TAPA, Estonia Company C. (Chaos), 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a company level combined training exercise with their Estonian Allies on Kukepalu range in Estonia, March 23. Operation Golden Shovel, an exercise under Operation

USAFE couple who inspire hang their hats' to retire

Story by SrA Tryphena Mayhugh on 03/23/2017 Among peals of laughter and more than a few tears, friends and coworkers bade farewell to not one but two U.S. Air Forces in Europe employees, who combined totaled more than 80 years of dedicated service. John and Colynn Hamilton, a husband and
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