Army Wellness Center
The Army Wellness Center provides programs and services that improve and sustain health, performance and readiness of the Army delivered by health professionals who provide immediate feedback. AWC works directly with units, medical providers and the individual Soldier to set goals and help you achieve them. These programs are open to Soldiers, Families, retirees and civilians of all ages and are available by unit referral, health care provider referral and self-referral. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged so they may be tailored to any specific goals or instruction. Located at 1891 Prussman Blvd., building 1843, the AWC is open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit the Fort Carson Army Wellness Center Facebook page for the most current local information.
Stress Management Class helps teach Soldiers and their family, how to manage their stress in the Army and in everyday life. The class provide education in biofeedback, stress relief techniques and positive coping skills. This class is offered the first Thursday of the month and is open to Soldiers, Families, civilians and retirees. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you would like to sign up for the class, please call the AWC at 719-526-3887.
The Chaplain Corps provides religious services to all Soldiers, Families and civilians, regardless of faith or ethnicity, and are licensed counselors able to provide a safe place for talking through any situation. Chaplains also have knowledge of, and work closely with, other Army services to better help Soldiers in any way they can. A chaplain is available 24/7 through the Chaplain Hotline at 719-387-1574. Chaplains and religious affairs specialists and NCOs are the only ones who offer complete confidentiality.
Chaplain Family Life Center is staffed with trained pastoral counselors with degrees in Clinical Family Counseling who help individuals, married Soldiers, Family members and retirees work through a variety of situations, to include divorce and separation, grief and loss, parent-child relationships and life transitions. Located at 1659 Barkeley Ave., building 1659. Counseling is by appointment only. For more information on the areas of special focus, click here or call us at 719-526-0036 or 719-526-8413.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)
The Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is a group of programs built to support and enhance the lives of Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, Families and military retirees. Some of the bigger programs include Army Community Service, Child and Youth Services, Financial Readiness, Sports and Fitness, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers and Outdoor Recreation.
Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (BOSS) for Single Soldiers promotes quality of life, community service, and recreation and leisure for single Soldiers. Events include things such as volunteering and participating in community service projects and outdoor recreation. For more information on upcoming BOSS events, check out the BOSS Facebook page BOSS Facebook page, call us at 719-338-0493 or visit the BOSS office located at 1532 Specker Ave., building 1532, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Warrior Adventure Quest is a program designed to help Soldiers and their platoon respond to stress and excitement within the first 120 days after a major training or deployment. WAQ includes activities such as whitewater rafting, paintball, skiing and snowboarding for Soldiers across Army installations. Each platoon is allowed one activity per reset cycle and it must be conducted during the duty day. For more information click here or call us at 719-526-2186.
Weapons storage for Soldiers is now available at DFMWR's Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex (CMSC). Fort Carson Soldiers are not permitted to store privately owned weapons in barracks rooms or vehicles, so they typically store them in their unit's armory. Weapons violations can reduce unit readiness and lead to disciplinary action that may prevent Soldiers from being deployable. Unit armory hours of operation and administrative tasks can make it less convenient for Soldiers to access privately owned weapons. For more information about the CMSC, call 719-896-6196.
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Army Community Service offers classes on parenting, finances, relationships, volunteering, exceptional Family members and much more. ACS programs and services are designed to improve quality of life for service members, spouses, Family members and retirees. Located at 1517 Ellis Street, building 1201, ACS is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Readiness Program provides a variety of services including education, budget assistance, and money management for different financial situations along with many other finance support programs. The Financial Readiness Program also provides access to the Army Emergency Relief program. Click here for information on specific classes available. Call us at 719-526-4605 to schedule appointment.
Family Advocacy Program promotes individual, couple and Family wellness by offering programs that include awareness, education and support. Services include workshops to help strengthen relationships of Army Families. Prevention and support services are built to strengthen relationships of Army Families and include the New Parent Support Program (home visitation), Nurturing Parenting Programs and the Victim Advocacy Program. Click here for information on specific classes available.
Army Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP)
The Army Substance Abuse Program is a prevention and deterrence resource available to Soldiers, Family members, retirees and Department of the Army civilian personnel. Some capabilities include awareness training, education, risk reduction tools, the suicide prevention program and Employee Assistance Program. ASAP offers informal and formal command consultation. Located at 1638 Elwell St., building 6236, ASAP is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Training (ADAPT) is an educational intervention that focuses on the effects and consequences of substance use. ADAPT is mandatory for those who have a positive urinalysis, but commanders may have a Soldier attend the class for reasons related to poor performance or high-risk behavior involving alcohol. Civilian personnel and Family members are authorized to attend as well, pending space available in the class. For more information on specific times or more risk reduction training, click here or call us at 719-526-2727.
Unit Prevention Leader training includes education on drug testing procedures and prevention of illegal drug use. UPL training is available for military personnel and Department of the Army civilians who meet certain requirements. UPLs are required in every unit and must be appointed by the unit commander. Every UPL must have valid certification to complete duties and must be recertified every 18 months. Click here for more information and to download the application form or call us at 719-526-8407.
The Fort Carson Education Center offers the full range of Army Continuing Education Services (ACES), to include Counseling, Basic Skills Education Program (BSEP), DANTES Education Testing, Army Personnel Testing, and a Computer lab. In addition the five on-post schools offer several postsecondary programs. The Fort Carson Education Center provides information on a variety of education topics and programs such as Tuition Assistance, Credentialing Assistance, ArmyIgnitED website assistance and Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bill guidance. The Fort Carson Education Center is located at 1675 Long St., building 1117, and is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuition Assistance brief is held Mondays from 10-11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. at the Education Center, on a first-come, first-served basis. Each Soldier is required to attend this briefing before speaking with a counselor.
GI Bill brief is held on the second Monday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the Education Center, on a first-come, first-served basis.