Located in Colorado, Fort Carson was created in 1942 in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Army base received its name from General Christopher “Kit” Carson, who was legendary for his explorations and taming of the “Wild West” in the 19th century. Over the course of World War 2, over 100,000 soldiers received their training at Fort Carson. The Army base also held more than 9,000 prisoners of war during WWII.
In 1983, the fort was expanded by 235,000 acres. Over the years, Fort Carson has been a favorite place for soldiers to be stationed because of the beautiful scenery all around.
Today, Fort Carson strives to be, “best opportunity in the Army for soldiers to train, leaders to lead, families to grow and people to work.” When you look at how popular they are in the Army in general, you can see that they achieve this mission.
Their further vision – “Fort Carson trains, mobilizes, deploys, and sustains combat-ready forces.” They have truly become a premier Army installation and a committed community partner in Colorado, providing combat-ready forces for the 21st Century.