Army Community Service
6303 Wetzel Avenue
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Phone (DSN) 312-691-4590
Fax (DSN) 312-691-2637
One of the Army's youngest installations, Fort Carson, the Mountain Post, is a proud Army post located southwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado, between Interstate 25 and Highway 115 in El Paso county. This post is recognized as one of the world's premier locations to lead, train, and maintain while preparing soldiers to win on the battlefield. The southern Colorado Springs and Fountain areas are considered affordable to live in when compared to the national average cost of living. This geographical area provides some of the most beautiful scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities in America! The base operator's phone number is 719-526-5811 or DSN 312-691-5811.
The history of Fort Carson began with Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Less than one month later on January 6, 1942, it was announced that Colorado Springs had been selected as the site for an army camp. On February 22, 1942, Colorado Springs newspapers reported that the installation would be named Camp Carson in honor of Brigadier General Christopher "Kit" Carson, the famous frontiersman. The original military reservation consisted of 60,048 acres of land; 5,533 donated by the City of Colorado Springs, 29,676 purchased from private owners, 262 acquired from the Department of Interior, and 24,577 leased from the State of Colorado. For more information, go to the Fort Carson Homepage.
The Division’s mission is “To train, deploy and sustain brigade units of action; on order, conduct decisive full-spectrum combat operations in order to accomplish Combatant Commander Objectives.
Fort Carson is home to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Brigade Combat Teams of the 4th Infantry Division. The 43rd Area Support Group supports the major units on post. In 2003, over 13,000 of its troops deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Currently, there is no shuttle bus operating on Fort Carson. The Colorado Springs Transit System does operate on post.
To request a sponsor prior to your arrival at Fort Carson, e-mail your request. The G-1 will receive and respond to your request. All incoming military personnel, LTC and below, must report to the U.S. Army Replacement Detachment and Fort Carson Welcome and Farewell Center. The Center, located in Bldg. 1218 on the corner of Wetzel Avenue and Ellis Street, is open 24 hours a day. It is not necessary to report in uniform. You will receive an in-processing appointment after signing in.
Incoming Department of Army Civilians should report to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) located in Bldg. 1550 at 7:30 a.m., on the first day of their employment at Fort Carson.
For more information you can go to our web site or call us at 719-526-4590 or toll free at 1-866-804-8763.
If you are a Staff Sergeant or below, unaccompanied by your family, you will receive temporary billeting at the Replacement Detachment. The Colorado Inn, the post's temporary lodging facility, is operated on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made up to 60 days in advance. TDY personnel and PCS families will be housed on a priority basis. The Colorado Inn has also contracted with several local, name-brand hotels to provide rooms for overflow personnel. These hotel contracts provide for lower than normal rates for military personnel and families.
The Army Community Service (ACS) Community Connectionsis located in Building 1524 off of Specker Avenue. This satellite facility offers the following relocation services and activities to assist Families transitioning to the Mountain Post: the ACS Loan Closet; the Toy and Book Program for Families staying in temporary lodging; a monthly Newcomers Orientation; a computer lab with printers; a fax machine; Welcome Packets, including maps and information on post and community programs/services; community networking opportunities; a monthly Homebuyer's Workshop; MultiCultural Support Groups; Immigration Services and a host of other important activities and services. Make The Family Connection one of your first stops and let us get you connected...we have a free gift for incoming Families and a play area for children. The Community Connections is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m; Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. For more information or directions, call (719) 526-1070 or (719) 526-4590.
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