BAH Rate Example for E5:
If you find that you need assistance with the cost of living, contact Army Community Service 719.526.4590.
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CELL PHONE USAGE
If you are driving in a personal or government-owned vehicle on post, you are not allowed to speak on a hand-held cell phone unless you are using a hands-free device or the vehicle is parked. For details contact the Military Police 719-526-2333.
FIREARMS ON POST
All firearms transported on post and the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site must be registered with the Fort Carson Provost Marshal’s Office. Owners must submit a completed FC Form 66-E (Registration of Personal Firearms).
This is continuously updated and posted on the official homepage. It includes road conditions which can significantly vary depending on the time of year and location in the local area.
Call 719.526.0457 or text/call our government cell 719-238-8754 to connect with our Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program.
Up-to-date COVID-19 information available at https://home.army.mil/carson.
DSN Dialing Instructions: The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense. Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by worldwide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations the DSN area code must be included.
The Fort Carson directory can be reached by calling 719-526-5811:
The 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson builds and maintains combat ready expeditionary forces necessary to fight and win in complex environments as members of a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) team or as a Mission Command Element (MCE); provides first class support to Soldiers, Airmen, Civilians, and Families; and enable unified action with community, state, and interagency partners to accomplish all assigned missions. Are you READY
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, the Colorado Springs newspapers reported that the installation would be named Camp Carson in honor of Brigadier General Christopher "Kit" Carson, the famous frontiersman. Camp Carson continued to grow and on August 27, 1954, it became what we know today, Fort Carson. And then, in September 1983, Fort Carson expanded by acquiring Pinon Canyon. To learn more about Fort Carson, visit the 4th Infantry Division Museum located outside of the main gate on highway 115 or call 719.524.0915.
Fort Carson Population Data - 57% of the Soldiers and Family Members live off post (Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Monument, Pueblo, Security, Widefield)
El Paso County has the 3rd largest Military Veteran (68,901*) and Retiree (29,457**) Population. More than 57% of Soldiers and Families reside off post.
Military installations in El Paso County include Fort Carson, Peterson Space Force Base, Schriever Space Force Base, United States Air Force Academy, and NORAD. Buckley Space Force Base is located in Denver.
El Paso County has a total population of 738,939 and Fort Carson is the 3rd largest employer in Colorado (State of Colorado has 39Kemployees, Denver International Airport has 35K and FCCO has 33.5K).
Fort Carson is home to the 4th Infantry Division. Population served includes:
One of the Army's youngest installations, Fort Carson, also known as the Mountain Post, is a proud Army post located on the southwest side of Colorado Springs, Colorado, between Interstate 25 and Highway 115 in El Paso county. Fort Carson is a premier location to lead, train and maintain while preparing Soldiers to win in the battlefield. The area provides some of the most beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities in America. For post information, call 719-526-5811 or DSN 312-691-5811.
Located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Carson is 60 miles South of Denver on I-25, off of exit 135 (to the main gate) or exit 132B (Gate 20). It's nestled in the extreme southwest corner of Colorado Springs, at the base of Cheyenne Mountain. Government ID cardholders have numerous options when accessing Fort Carson. Non-ID cardholders are required to enter through the main gate, located off of Highway 115, and require a visitor's pass prior to entry. To access the post, drivers need a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and valid photo ID. For details, call 719-524-1896.
Air Transportation: The Colorado Springs Airport is located about 10 miles from post. For guidance on military transportation; call 800-279-1151 or 719-526-6961.
Commercial Bus Transportation: The Greyhound bus terminal is located on 120 S. Weber Street. For details, call 719-635-1505.
Taxi Service: Various local taxi companies offer pickup and drop off to post. An example of a fare cost from Fort Carson to the downtown area is $35 to $45.
Driving from the Colorado Springs Airport: Follow the Airport road exit until you arrive to Powers Blvd; you'll left (South). This road will turn into Mesa Ridge Parkway which will take you directly to Gate 20 to access Fort Carson.
Driving from Denver International Airport: Follow the Airport road exit onto Pena Blvd until you arrive at I-70; go west to Colorado Springs. Follow I-70 until you arrive at I-225; go south to Colorado Springs. I-225 will take you to I-25; go south to Colorado Springs, about 60 miles. Take exit 132B, which will bring you to Gate 20 to access Fort Carson.
Main gate access is off of Highway 115 which can be reached off of Academy Blvd. You'll find the Visitors Center on the right side of the main gate. If you are traveling from Pueblo, take I-25 North to Colorado Springs and you'll use exit 132 to access Gate 20.
Post shuttle routes include service to Banana Belt, Cantonment, Soldier Support, Butts, and Butts Express. Shuttles run daily and are similar to a city bus, passengers stand at the designated shuttle stops for pick up. Shuttles do not operate on federal holidays. Services available to Soldiers, DOD personnel and Family Members. If you need assistance or have been waiting for more than 15 minutes for a shuttle, contact the shuttle dispatch at 719-524-RIDE (7433).
Up-to-date post information and unit contact is available by calling 719-526-5811.