Fort Carson and the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) are inseparable training sites. Together the facilities provide training capabilities vital to creating a training
complex where Mountain Post leaders
and Soldiers can prepare for war in a
Fort Carson and the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site
Critical Maneuver Lands
Fort Carson's PCMS provides critical maneuver lands necessary to train large units from Fort Carson and other installations. Located just 150 miles southeast of Fort Carson, the PCMS is equipped for bringing troops and supplies straight to the site via railheads and convoys.
The maneuver site's 235,000 acres combined with Fort Carson's training areas offer a full range of training opportunities in a realistic training environment. Fort Carson trainers are working to make sure PCMS training capabilities keep pace with constantly improving technology that allows Soldiers to train for success in combat. Soldiers' lives depend on their training.
Where Fort Carson Soldiers Train to Fight and Win in Combat
Fort Carson and the PCMS are where Fort Carson Soldiers train to fight and win in combat, which is the Army's basic mission. Training Soldiers how to maneuver across vast land areas and how to shoot their weapons is essential to ensure Soldiers will be ready to accomplish their wartime missions.
To meet these changes, we are transforming how we fight, how we train, and how we do business. To achieve mission success, Soldiers need the right resources. Paramount among them is the availability and quality of natural assets that provide effective training areas and support healthy communities in which to live and work. Every day our Soldiers use the assets to remain ready to defend the Nation and it is our responsibility to protect our environment.
Fort Carson continues to increase training capabilities and implement innovative policies and practices that will protect and preserve our natural resources for future generations.