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Fort Carson Army Base

4th Infantry Division, 10th Special Forces Group
6001 Wetzel Ave, Fort Carson, CO 80913

Fort Carson

Fort Carson Army Base is one of the Army’s youngest installations, located southwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado. 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 Mountain Post Garrison Team provides units mission support and services including quality of life programs for the Fort Carson Soldiers, families and the community to enable forces to execute expeditionary operations and to minimize stress on Soldiers and families in a time of persistent conflict.


Exercises and deployments continually hone the skills of Fort Carson soldiers. When not deployed, soldiers train annually at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site and the National Training Center near Barstow, California. Additionally, units participate in joint exercises around the world, including Central and South Africa, Europe, and Southwest Asia. In 2003, most Fort Carson units were deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Troops from the 984th Military Police CO, 759th Military Police BN were also sent in support of the guard mission at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. President George W. Bush addressed soldiers and family members at the post on November 24, 2003, in praise of the soldiers’ determination and the sacrifices their families have made.


Fort Carson’s beautiful scenery has made it one of the most requested duty stations in the U.S. Army. It is considered the second most popular CONUS duty station, after Fort Lewis, Washington, and adopted “Best Hometown in the Army” as its motto in 2007

Arriving at Fort Carson Army Base

All inbound Soldiers, Colonel and below, must sign in at the Replacement Detachment CQ, building 1456. To ensure installation in-processing is quick, simple and convenient, all in-processing requirements are completed while you are at the Replacement Detachment.


For additional information, call (719) 526-6961 or (719) 524-4475.

Replacement Detachment Address: 1783 Nelson Boulevard, Bldg 1456, Fort Carson, CO 80913


If reporting during duty hours, Soldiers must be in uniform. Soldiers are authorized to report in civilian attire after 1500 and on weekends; however, you must be clean shaven IAW AR 670-1. If you are taking PTDY in conjunction with your leave and it is annotated on your leave form (Block 17), you must report to the Housing Office, building 1225, room 189, to get your leave form stamped. If you do not have this stamp, you will be charged 10 days of leave instead of PTDY. Upon completion of PTDY, sign for in-processing.


For additional information, call (719) 526-6961 or (719) 524-4475.
Housing Office Address: 1225 Evans Street, Bldg 1225, Fort Carson, CO 80913


All Soldiers on assignment to Fort Carson should bring with them all CIF. When you report, you must have the following documentation:
• All assignment orders and amendments
• DA Form 31 (leave form)
• Copies of profiles (P3 and above only)
• Medical record (if given by your losing command)
• Dental record (if given by your losing command)


It is highly recommend to carry assignment orders, leave forms, military/DOD identification, marriage certificates, immigration paperwork and passports, shot records, pet records, medical and dental records, and school records.
Transportation from Colorado Springs Airport: The Fort Carson airport transportation kiosk is located on the ground level by baggage claim. For pick-up arrangements, call the Replacement Detachment CQ in advance at (719) 526-6961 or (719) 524-4475

Base Population

There are 13,815 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, military family members, and DoD personnel assigned to Fort Carson Army Base.