Mountain Post Living Calendar

Mountain Post Living is a community approach to living a life of balance by helping enhance Mind, Body and Community.

Submit Mountain Post Living events for inclusion on this calendar to usarmy.carson.hqda-ocpa.list.pao-command-info@mail.mil.

Month Events
June June 1 - Face Mask Contest

Share an original photo or video of your family readiness to help slow the spread of COVID-19 while wearing facemasks on the Fort Carson MWR Facebook Page between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. June 1. No submission or likes will be counted after 5 p.m. Click here for more information.

June 2 – Boot Camp for New Dads

Boot Camp for New Dad is a lively discussion group that covers becoming a dad, caring for your new baby and caring for mom. The free class is held from 9 a.m. to noon via videoconference using the Zoom platform. Click here for more information.

June 5 - Drive-in Movie

The Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosts a free drive-in theater on Fort Carson in the Elkhorn Conference Center parking lot. The move will be "Home," an animated story about a little girl and her alien friend. Parking lot opens at 6:30 p.m. and movie starts at 8:15 p.m. Even is limited to 151 vehicles. Click here to register and for more information.

June 16 – Boot Camp for New Moms

This class is an opportunity to interact with other expecting moms and develop confidence as a parent. Topics include parent-infant relationships, common questions about parenting and postpartum issues. The free class is held from 9 a.m. to noon via videoconference using the Zoom platform. Click here for more information.

June 19 – Mountain Post Living Welcome for New Spouses

Join Relocation Services for a live stream on the Fort Carson Army Community Service Facebook live from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to receive “insider tips” from spouses familiar with the area and have an opportunity to ask questions about your new home.

June 13-20 - Virtual Tropical Luau 5K

The Virtual Tropical Luau 5k consists of a 3.1-mile run/walk at any desired location. Participants will run/walk on their own time/date from June 13-20. Registration is $15 for ages 4 an older and includes T-shirt, custom bib and finisher medals. Trophies awarded to top three most creative luau costume designs for the following categories: individuals, families and furry friends. Virtual raffle giveaways will include gift card and a free race entry for the Zombie Dash 5K Oct. 24. Click here for more information.

June 20 – Summer Lift-a-Thon

The Summer Lift-a-Thon kicks off with the deadlift competition at Garcia Fitness Center. The competition is open to all DOD identification card holders 18 and older. Click here for more information.

June 21 - Father’s Day Stay-cation Contest

Post a picture or video correlating with the "Father’s Day Stay-cation Contest" posted June 1 to the Fort Carson MWR Facebook Page in the comment section of the post between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

July July 4 - Fireworks Show

The Fort Carson fireworks show will take place at Iron Horse Park from 9:20-10:35 p.m. Parking will be at Iron Horse Park and surrounding areas.

July 4 weekend - Large scale hot water outage (exact dates/times TBD)

The hot water outage will affect all barracks and fitness center on the Banana Belt, along with some admin/military buildings. This outage is required to prepare to replace a main boiler in the Central Heat Plant. The water will remain on, but there will be no hot water or heat. The holiday weekend was targeted for this work in anticipation of low occupancy rates in the barracks to mitigate the impacts. To further mitigate the outage, DPW will set up 2 shower trailers (five stalls each) at five locations along the banana belt.

July 7 – Boot Camp for New Dads

Boot Camp for New Dad is a lively discussion group that covers becoming a dad, caring for your new baby and caring for mom. The free class is held from 9 a.m. to noon via videoconference using the Zoom platform. Click here for more information.

July 8-11 - Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris Penrose Event Center is PRCA-sanctioned championship rodeo at its best with bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, bull riding and fan favorite mutton bustin’ and a Wild West show featuring longhorn steers. The fun continues outside the arena at the Fan Zone and Hank’s Marketplace, with games, rides, mutton bustin’ try-outs and lots of Western shopping. Parking is free. Click here for more information.

July 17 – Mountain Post Living Welcome for New Spouses

This meet and greet is held the third Friday of each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Grant Library. You’ll meet other new spouses, get “insider tips” from spouses familiar with the area and have an opportunity to ask questions about your new home. Children welcome. Click here for more information and to register.

July 18 – Summer Lift-a-Thon

The Summer Lift-a-Thon kicks off with the deadlift competition at Garcia Fitness Center. The competition is open to all DOD identification card holders 18 and older. Click here for more information.

July 21 – Boot Camp for New Moms

This class is an opportunity to interact with other expecting moms and develop confidence as a parent. Topics include parent-infant relationships, common questions about parenting and postpartum issues. The free class is held from 9 a.m. to noon via videoconference using the Zoom platform.Click here for more information.

July 22 – Mountain Post Tour

Get to know your new home and become more familiar with all Fort Carson has to offer with the monthly guided bus tour from 10 -11 a.m. Click here for more information.


Community Events



Weekly update of programs and services Fort Carson and surrounding communities are hosting: Keep Yourself Current ... Pass It On

Check out events from the Mountaineer - Beyond the Gate

All on post MWR events can be found at: https://carson.armymwr.com/calendar

All USO events can be found at: https://coloradosprings.uso.org/events

Find Pikes Peak cultural events at: http://www.peakradar.com/

Community Events and Fun Opportunities: https://coloradosprings.gov/

Peterson AFB MWR https://www.21fss.com/

Schriever AFB MWR http://www.schriever.af.mil/Services/

U.S. Air Force Academy MWR http://www.usafasupport.com/

Fountain Fort Carson School District 8 https://www.ffc8.org

Community Information Exchange (CIE)

Check out the Community Information “read ahead,” which includes information and websites shared during each month’s Community Information Exchange (CIE).

Everyone is always welcome to attend the CIEs, which begin at 9 a.m. and are held at the Elkhorn Conference Center, building 7300, 1725 Woodfill Road.


Date of CIE Focus
Jan. 22, 2020 Scholarships
Feb. 19, 2020 Fort Carson’s Best Kept Secrets
March 18, 2020 Preparing for PCS Season
April 15, 2020 No CIE held
May 20, 2020 No CIE held
June 2020 No CIE held
July 15, 2020 Back to School Resources
Aug. 19, 2020 Resources for Strong Families
Sept. 16, 2020 Redeployment Resources
Oct. 16, 2020 Holiday Helping Resources
Nov. 20, 2020 Winter Preparedness & Fun
December 2020 No CIE held

2019 Archive

Date of CIE Focus
Jan. 16, 2019 Scholarship Opportunities
Feb. 20, 2019 Fort Carson's Best Kept Secrets
March 20, 2019 Preparing for PCS Season
April 17, 2019 Deployment Resources
May 15, 2019 Summer Safety & Fun
June 19, 2019 Back to School Resources
July 2019 No CIE held
Aug. 21, 2019 Strong Families Resources
Sept. 18, 2019 Deployment & Redeployment Resources
Oct. 16, 2019 Holiday Resources
Nov. 20, 2019 Winter Safety & Fun
Dec. 2019 No CIE held