Fort Carson is a United States Army installation located in El Paso County, Colorado. It is home to the 4th Infantry Division, the 10th Special Forces Group, and the 43rd Sustainment Brigade. The base is located just south of Colorado Springs and is one of the largest military installations in the United States.
Fort Carson was established in 1942 as Camp Carson and was named after General Christopher "Kit" Carson. It was initially used as a training camp for World War II soldiers. After the war, the camp was deactivated and then reactivated in 1951 as an infantry training center. In the 1960s, the base was expanded to include a variety of other units and missions.
Today, Fort Carson is home to more than 23,000 active duty personnel and their families. It is also home to the Army's Warrior Transition Battalion, which provides support to wounded, ill, and injured soldiers. The base is also home to the Army's Combat Aviation Brigade, which provides aviation support to ground forces.
Fort Carson is also home to the Army's Mountain Post, which is the only mountain post in the United States. The post is located at an elevation of 6,000 feet and is used for training and testing of mountain warfare tactics. The post is also home to the Army's High Altitude Aviation Training Site, which is used to train pilots for high altitude operations.
In addition to its military mission, Fort Carson is also home to a variety of recreational activities. The base has a golf course, a bowling alley, a movie theater, and a variety of other recreational facilities. The base also has a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting.
Fort Carson is an important part of the Colorado Springs community and is a major employer in the area. It is also home to a variety of historical sites, including the National Museum of the United States Army and the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.