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.

Events
April 1 - Aug. 1 - Pikes Peak Challenge

Registration ends March 31 for the four-month training program that prepares participants for the 13.1-mile hike to the top of Pikes Peak. The training program will involve weekly self-guided workout plans, online support for participants, weekly check-in via email to check on progress, and monthly workouts at Iron Horse Park to promote camaraderie and social support to prepare for the climb. Click here for more information.

April 10 - May 16 - Trail Run Club

Run or walk different trails on Fort Carson and throughout the Colorado Springs area as your schedule allows. Club members get access to weekly tips, articles, and photos to help improve performance and ensure safety on the trails. T-shirts will be awarded after four of the six trails have been completed. Registration for the second cycle ends April 5. Click here for more information.

April 16 - May 14 - Fort Carson Talent Show

The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation accepts entries for its talent show April 16 through May 24. Categories are youth, 12 and younger; and open, 13 and older. Video entries must be less than 30 seconds and submitted by May 1 at 9 a.m. Voting will close at 9 a.m. May 14. Click here for more information.

May 12, 19, 26 - Nurturing for Parent of Children 3-12

This 12-week evidence-based program teaches parents to be nurturing to their children as well as themselves. Held virtually from 5:30-7:45 p.m., topics include communication with your child, how to build your child’s self-esteem, behavioral management techniques, and parenting with empathy and self-awareness. Click here for more information.

May 13, 20, 27 - Toddler Time

Held virtually from 9:30-11 a.m., this class focuses on gross motor enhancement through song and dance; sensory enrichment through arts and crafts; as well as nurturing the child and the parent. For ages 18 months and older. Click here for more information.

May 13 - SFRG Fund Custodian Training

Held from 10-11:30 a.m., participants will learn about the responsibilities of the fund custodian and the Army regulations for managing Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG) informal fund accounts and fundraising. Click here for more information.

May 13 - Soldier & Family Readiness Group (SFRG) Key Contact Training

Held from 1-2:30 p.m., this class trains key contacts on their role and responsibilities as well as how to handle crisis phone calls. Suggested training for all SFRG leaders and key contacts/POCs. Open to anyone wanting to learn more about the SFRG Communication structure. Click here for more information.

May 14 - Domestic Violence Prevention Training

The Family Advocacy Program staff provides training from 10-11 a.m. for all Soldiers on the Family dynamics of spouse and child, the availability of prevention and treatment services, and the Army’s policies regarding family violence, which meets the annual training requirement. Click here for more information.

May 14 - Foundational Readiness Classes for Your Personal Finances: Saving and Investing

Curious about saving and investing, but not sure how to reach your goal? This presentation, held virtually from 11 a.m. to noon, covers key terms and discusses the difference between saving and investing, the different types of savings accounts, the basics of investing and various investment options, such as 401(K), IRA and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Click here for more information.

May 14, 28 - Foundational Readiness Classes for Your Personal Finances: Thrift Savings Plan

Are you taking advantage of this amazing benefit that is only offered to uniformed service members and federal employees? Join the Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program and learn about your TSP. Held virtually from 9:30-10:30 a.m., this class will provide a TSP general overview, the difference between the traditional and Roth TSP, investment funds and options, and much more. Click here for more information.

May 14, 28 - Foundational Readiness Classes for Your Personal Finances: Stretching Your Money

Held virtually from 11 a.m. to noon, this presentation discusses money management challenges that will help you find and fix leaks in spending habits. Topics include cash-saving strategies for making wise buys and tips on how to minimize your tax burden. Click here for more information.

May 17 - PREP: The Danger Signs & Time Outs

Held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., this class helps participants understand and recognize four common patterns of communication that are toxic to relationships, and how they can break down emotional, commitment and physical safety in a relationship. By learning how to recognize the danger signs, participants learn skills to avoid or when to seek outside help. Click here for more information.

May 17-18 - Command Family Readiness Representative (CFRR) Academy

Held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p m., the two-day course is designed to prepare Soldiers who are appointed as CFRRs to assist with the operational, logistical and administrative aspects of the SFRG. As a liaison between the command and the SFRG volunteer, the CFRR needs to know the ins and outs of the SFRG and how its role can assist both the command and the volunteers. The course contains all of the required CFRR Certification courses in one: CFRR, Rear Detachment, VMIS, CARE Team, Informal Fund Custodian and Social Media OPSEC. Click here for more information.

May 18 - Boot Camp for New Moms

Are you expecting? Have questions about parenting infants? Would you like to discover how moms and dads can support each other as new parents? Held from 9 a.m. to noon, this class provides an opportunity to interact with other expecting moms and develop confidence as a parent. Discussion will include parent-infant relationships, common questions about parenting and postpartum issues. Click here for more information.

May 18 - Everyday English for Foreign Born Spouses

Held from 9:30-11:30 a.m., this class is open to all foreign-born spouses and Soldiers. The primary goal of this ongoing class is to assist participants with developing their cross-cultural conversation and communication skills. The focus is on those areas which are needed to adapt to today’s military lifestyle. Click here for more information.

May 18 - Employment Readiness Orientation

This workshop combines the information and resources from the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program. Held in-person and virtually from 1:30-2:30 p.m., participants will receive invaluable information that provide answers to common questions received by ACS during job search and resume preparation. Click here for more information.

May 18, 25 - Infant Massage & Baby Nurturing

Systematic infant massage strokes alleviate colic, create strong bonds, increase the communication between baby and parent and provide a foundation of unconditional love and attachment. Topics pertaining to infant development and health are discussed from 9:30-11 a.m. Click here for more information.

May 18, 25 - Nurturing Families Through Play

This 10-week class held virtually from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. teaches parents of children 3-10 how to use child play therapy skills to reduce behavioral problems and nurture parent-child relationships. Click here for more information.

May 18, 25 - Center on Fathering

This 15-week class encourages father-child relationships, cultivates bonding, attachment, communication and building family resiliency. Classes are held virtually Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. For registration information call 719-351-2997. Click here for more information.

May 19 - You’re a Priority: Federal Employment for Military Spouses

Military spouses may be eligible for the Priority Placement Program (PPP), educational opportunities through MyCAA and the Relocated Licensure Reimbursement. Held in-person and virtually from 1:30-2:30 p.m., the class will discuss the requirements and documentation needed for these and other spouse employment and educational opportunities. Click here for more information.

May 21 - Foundational Readiness Classes for Your Personal Finances: Developing a Spending Plan

Sometimes we find ourselves in the situation where we have more month left over than money in the bank. Held virtually from 9:30-10:30 a.m., this class will discuss important budgeting concepts that will help create a workable spending plan so that you can get a jump start on money management skills. Click here for more information.

May 21 - Mountain Post Living Welcome for Spouses and Families

Meet other new spouses, get “insider tips” from spouses familiar with the area and have an opportunity to ask questions about your new home. The event is held virtually from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the Army Community Service Facebook page. Click here for more information.

May 21 - How to Help a Friend

Held from 1-2 p.m., this class explores the ways a person becomes trapped in an abusive relationship by examining the cycle of violence model and barriers to “just leaving,” the signs of domestic violence, physical signs and subtle signs, ways to broach the subject, and ways to safely connect a person to help using on post and off post resources. Click here for more information.

May 22 - Fort Carson Colorfest

Colorfest is Fort Carson’s most colorful 5K. The event will begins at 10 a.m.; 250 runners released every 30 minutes. Click here for more information.

May 24-26 - Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Instructor Training

Held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., AFTB is a three-day train-the-trainer program executed in many forms with a central tenet: provide training and knowledge to support the total Army effort. AFTB encourages strong Soldiers and Families. Click here for more information.

May 24 - Art and Movement

Held virtually from 10:30-11:30 a.m., this class is designed for children ages 18-36 months to support fine, motor and cognitive development skills. Supplies will be provided if needed. Information will be included in the Zoom invitation for the date and time to pick up supplies at the Army Community Service Annex. Click here for more information.

May 24 - PREP Anger & Stress

Held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., this class helps participants understand that chronic anger and/or stress contributes to physical illness, makes it harder to think clearly and less likely to give loved ones the patience and attention they deserve. Click here for more information.

May 25 - Domestic Violence Support Group

Meet with other women who have a history with domestic violence in a safe place where all ideas and experiences can be expressed in a judgement free environment. Held from 10-11 a.m., the group is open to all female ID card holders with any domestic violence history and/or current issues. For more information, call (719) 243-7907 or (719) 725-8821. Click here for more information.

May 25 - Federal Resume and USAJobs.gov

Searching and applying for federal jobs is different than the civilian job search process. Held in-person and virtually from 1:30-4:30 p.m., the Employment Readiness Program will provide tips and hints on how to make the most of the job search and how to write and tailor ar resume to a federal job announcement. Click here for more information.

May 25 - Heartbeat

Held virtually from 6:15-8 p.m., Heartbeat is a peer support group offering empathy, encouragement and direction following the suicide of a loved one. Click here for more information.

May 26 - Nurturing for Parent of Infants to 5 Years

This 12-week evidenced based program teaches parents to be nurturing to their children as well as themselves. Held from 9:30-11:45 a.m., topics include communication with your child, how to build your child's self-esteem, behavioral management techniques, and parenting with empathy and self-awareness. Click here for more information.

May 26 - Financial Strength Budgeting 101

If you are experiencing living paycheck to paycheck and find it difficult to manage your money or are in need of a security clearance for your job, consider attending the virtual basic budgeting class from 10-11 a.m. Click here for more information.

May 26 - Sole Parenting Group

This group provides an opportunity for Soldiers to network with fellow single parents, attain resources, ask questions in a supportive environment, and build a community with the group. Held from noon to 1 p.m., each session will have a speaker and a topic of discussion relevant to single parents in the military. Click here for more information.

May 26 - Homebuyers Workshop

Held from 1-4 p.m., this class will include topics such as choosing a real estate agent, selecting the right house, obtaining the right mortgage, VA Loans and understanding the closing process. Click here for more information.

May 27 - Professional Development Series: Make Your Mark, Grow Professionally

Held from 1:30-2:30 p.m., participants will learn how to stand out in today's fast-paced, ever-changing workplace. Grow professionally and experience success by learning how to navigate today's competitive workplace. Click here for more information.

June 5 - Army Ten Miler Qualifier

Think you can run with the big dogs in the Army Ten Miler? Compete for a spot on the Mountain Post men’s or women’s team during the qualifier from 6-9 a.m. Click here for more information.

June 12 - July 17 - Trail Run Club Cycle 22

Run or walk different trails on Fort Carson and throughout the Colorado Springs area as your schedule allows. Club members get access to weekly tips, articles and photos to help improve performance and ensure safety on the trails. T-shirts will be awarded after four of the six trails have been completed. Registration for the second cycle ends June 7. 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)

The Community Information Exchange is held virtually the third Wednesday of each month from 10-11 a.m. at https://www.facebook.com/USArmyFortCarson.

Date of CIE Focus
Jan. 20, 2021 No CIE held
Feb. 17, 2021 The Best of Fort Carson — Watch via Facebook
March 17, 2021 Spring is Almost HereWatch via Facebook
April 21, 2021 PCS Season & Planning for SummerWatch via Facebook
May 19, 2021 Summer Safety & Fun
June 16, 2021 Back to School Resources
July 2021 No CIE held
Aug. 18, 2021 Resources for Strong Families
Sept. 15, 2021 TBD
Oct. 20, 2021 Holiday Helping Resources
Nov. 17, 2021 Winter Safety & Fun
Dec. 2021 No CIE held

2020 Archive

Date of CIE Focus
Jan. 22, 2020 Scholarships
Feb. 19, 2020 Fort Carson’s Best Kept Secrets
March 18, 2020 No CIE held
April 15, 2020 No CIE held
May 20, 2020 No CIE held
June 17, 2020 PCS Season and Outdoor Activities - Watch via Facebook Live
July 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. Back to School Resources and Outdoor Fun - Watch via Facebook Live
Aug. 19, 2020 Resources for Strong Families - Watch via Facebook Live
Sept. 16, 2020 Community Resources & Kick Off to Fall - Watch via Facebook Live
Oct. 21, 2020 Holiday Helping Resources - Watch via Facebook Live
Nov. 18, 2020 Winter Safety & Fun - Watch via Facebook Live
Dec. 16, 2020 Year End Wrap Up and Scholarships - Watch via Facebook Live