pao.pngPublic affairs fulfills the Army's obligation to keep the American people and the Army informed and helps to establish the conditions that lead to confidence in America's Army and its readiness to conduct operations in peacetime, conflict and war. Every member of the Army team contributes to effective PA. The Soldier is the most effective communicator of the Army story. The primary PA functional areas are command information, public information and community relations.

Fort Carson Economic Impact Data

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The Mountaineer

The Mountaineer is a Commercial-Enterprise contract awarded to the Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group. The Mountaineer is delivered to all on-post housing, selected drop-off points on post, including Evans Army Community Hospital, the Post Exchange, the Commissary and numerous locations in the Colorado Springs area.

Command Information

The Fort Carson Command Information section of the Public Affairs Office is responsible for all aspects of internal communications, including the Mountaineer newspaper and the Post Guide, and is the review component of the Fort Carson website.

Community Relations

The Community Relations section of Public Affairs supports the communities of the Colorado Front Range in coordinating Soldier support of parades, ceremonies and large community events. We also provide tours to large groups and speakers for community events.

Media Relations

Fort Carson is a non-public news gathering forum and as such, all civilian media must have approval and an escort prior to entering Fort Carson. The Media Relations section typically makes arrangements to meet civilian media prior to their arrival at the Main Gate of Fort Carson.

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