Fort Carson is "The Mountain Post" and spans over 137,000 acres. Over 25,000 military service members and 8,000 civilian personnel work at Fort Carson.
It is home to the 4th Infantry Division, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 4th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), 1st Space Brigade, and numerous other tenant units.
Fort Carson is located in El Paso County, Colorado, just south of Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs is nestled at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, with views of Pike's Peak from nearly everywhere in the city. It is one of the most sought after duty locations in the military.
The area is only 70 miles south of Denver and a couple hours from some of the most renowned skiing resorts. The area boasts numerous trails, camping, hiking, biking, climbing, parks, restaurants, and is home to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, Garden of the Gods, and the Manitou Incline.
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Peterson Air Force Base is colocated with the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport in southeast Colorado Springs. Over 10,000 military service members and 2,000 civilians work at Peterson AFB. It is home to the Space Delta 2, Space Delta 3, Space Delta 7, Army Forces Strategic Command, NORAD, U.S. Northern Command, and Space Operations Command.
The U.S. Air Force Academy is located in northern Colorado Springs. Each year, there are over 4,000 cadets at the Academy. The Academy develops Air Force and Space Force commissioned officers. There are over 2,000 military service members and 1,600 civilian personnel that work at the installation. The Air Force Falcons play football in the Mountain West Conference.
Schriever Air Force Base is located in southeast Colorado Springs. Over 2,100 military service members and 5,000 civilian personnel work at Schriever AFB. It is home to the 310th Space Wing, Space Deltas 6, Space Delta 8, Space Delta 9, the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center, and other tenant units.
Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base is located in southern Colorado Springs. It is a secured facility constructed inside a mountain.