FORT CARSON

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome

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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...

Housing

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Army regulation requires Soldiers to report to the Housing Service Office located at 7301 Woodfill Road, room 104, before making any permanent off-post living arrangements. Call 526-2323/2322/5219....

Health Services

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Evans Army Community Hospital is located in Building 7500 off Titus Boulevard, near the golf course. The five-story hospital has a 78-bed capacity while an adjoining, two-story clinic building contains 400 examination and treatment rooms....

Carson Community

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Fort Carson is served by Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. Three 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 ch...

Units

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The 4th Infantry Division's nickname, "Ivy" Division, comes from the design of its shoulder patch: four green ivy leaves joined at the stem and opening at the four corners. Ivy leaves are symbolic of tenacity and fidelity and are the basis of the Division Motto, "Steadfast and Loyal." The word "Ivy"...

History

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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. ...

Training Areas

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Fort Carson is bounded on the east by Interstate 25 and on the west by Colorado Highway 115. The fort 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....

NET ZERO

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Fort Carson has been designated as one of two Army triple "Net Zero" installations in the areas of energy, water and waste....

Recreation & Leisure

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Enjoy historic Turkey Creek Ranch, established in 1874, with beautiful meadows, a scenic setting, alive with various types of wildlife, located just 10 miles south of Gate 1 on Highway 115. Bring the family for a fun-filled day or weekend getaway. Host a family reunion, office party or unit organiza...

Surrounding Communities

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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 wo...

Area Attractions

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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 ...