BDUs are the duty uniform at Fort Carson. The post has an offpost uniform policy, which normally allows wearing BDUs. to lunch or traveling to or from offpost housing. Soldiers should contact their unit for more information regarding the uniform policy.
All incoming personnel should report to the United States Army Replacement Detachment and Fort Carson Welcome and Farewell Center, Bldg. 1218, located on the corner of Wetzel Avenue and Ellis Street. It is not necessary to report in uniform. The detachment operates 24 hours a day. You will receive an inprocessing appointment after signing in. Allow two to four days to in process, depending on rank. Be sure to have your dental, medical, finance, and personnel records, orders and a DA 31 (leave form). If your finance records are in order, you will normally be paid your travel time entitlements within five days of your first day of inprocessing.
Department of the Army civilians should report to Bldg. 1550, Specker Avenue, at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of their employment at Fort Carson. For information on employment at Fort Carson, call (719) 526- 4524 or DSN 691-4524.
If you are a Staff Sergeant or below unaccompanied by your family, you will receive temporary billeting at the Replacement Detachment. The Colorado Inn, the post’s temporary lodging facility, is operated on a firstcome, first-served basis. Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance. TDY personnel and PCS families will be housed on a priority basis. Currently, there are a total of 181 rooms available for service members on post. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. Children under 16 stay for free. Pets are not allowed in the Colorado Inn. The Colorado Inn has also contracted with several local, namebrand hotels to provide rooms for overflow personnel. These hotel contracts provide for lower than normal rates for military personnel and families due to the number of rooms that we generally utilize in the Colorado Springs area. If you need additional information or would like to make a reservation, on or off post, please call 719-526-4832, ext. 0. The hours of the Colorado Inn are 0630 to 0130 daily. You can view rooms or make on-line reservations at www.ftcarsonmwr.com then hit the link to Business Activities and the Colorado Inn.
Contact the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO) as soon as possible. They will coordinate delivery of your household goods, unaccompanied and hold baggage. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3 The Welcome & Farewell Center, located in Bldg. 1218, welcomes soldiers to Fort Carson. 4 Claims on damaged shipments are handled by the Staff Judge Advocate. For more information or for delivery coordination, call 554-9298 (electronic voice mail). Once the voice mail answers, follow the on-line menu.
Military personnel assigned or attached to Fort Carson, civilian employees, visitors or anyone desiring to bring a weapon/firearm onto the installation must register their privately owned weapon/firearm with the Provost Marshal’s office, Bldg. 2700 within 72 hours after acquisition of the weapon/firearm or 14 days after initial arrival at Fort Carson. This registration requirement applies to individuals living in government quarters and those living in an off-post residence. Persons with weapons/firearms registered at the Provost Marshal’s office must de-register upon departure from Fort Carson. For more information, call 526-0094. Regulations make it illegal to possess, store, maintain, or display a blackjack, gravity or inertia knife, switchblade, stun gun, zip gun, etc., or any other instrument designed to injure or cause death. Weapons should not be stored in vehicles under any circumstances.