Time to Transition - Relocation Readiness Program

Hours of Operation

Located in Community Connection, Bldg 1524

Monday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed

Contact

6391 Wetzel Ave.
Bldg. 1524
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WiFi Available

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1(719)526-1070

Military DSN Tel:
(312)619-1070

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Moving is something that everyone in the Army will experience throughout their career.  So whether it’s your first move or last of many, the Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness Program is here to help. 

Located in the Community Connection, our program offers a wide variety of services, information and resources to navigate through a military move.  Our services are focused towards newcomers, multicultural individuals, transitioning individuals (ETS, PCS, Retirement) and spouses who are in the Fort Carson area as part of unaccompanied assignment (includes TDY's and deployments).  Below, you will find a variety of information to help make your move as smooth as possible.

 

PCSing Time

PCSing to Europe

Clearing ACS Locations:  After you are issued your Fort Carson clearing papers from CAPS, you will clear at the Community Connection.  If you have a prescheduled appointment, report on the specific date and time to be assisted.  Bring the following forms:

  • Orders
  • Clearing Papers (issued by Fort Carson CAPS)
  • Online Levy Certificate
  • DA Form 7415 (All are required to complete)
  • FC 2034 (Required if you have an active Exceptional Family Member)
  • Relocation Readiness Program Out-processing Form
  • Staff will issue four stamps to cover ACS, Army Emergency Relief (AER), the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), and the Loan Closet.

Child & Youth Services (CYS)

Destination Overseas Class:  Provides Soldiers and Spouses with an idea of what to expect on an overseas move.  Whether it's the first or one of many, a move is always different in some form or another.  Topics are focused on those key areas which are needed to have a successful move overseas, to include understanding the forms and procedures which are required prior to leaving Fort Carson.  Applies to OCONUS locations, to include Alaska, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and Korea.  Participants also receive specific information on their destination. 

  • Highly recommended if moving overseas for the first time, single or married. 
  • Orders are not required to attend.
  • Register for a class

DEERS & ID Cards 

Driving in Europe:  Practice driving test & study guide

Europe Family & MWR

Family Travel (Official):  Have questions, call +1(719)526-8435

Foreign Language Programs:  Available via Military OneSource, registered users can access more than 70 different foreign languages with Mango.  For details, call +1(800)342-9647.

Germany "Just Landed":  Essential information for Soldiers and Spouses as well as civilians new to Germany.  Magazine features everything you need to know about European banking, bill paying and utilities, finding a car or home, information about DODDs-Europe, German schools and daycare options, valuable contacts and resources and much more

Information on your next Installation:  MilitaryINSTALLATIONS is your up-to-date website on your next pcs location.  Provides articles, photos, major unit listings and contacts for progams and services.   

Loan Closet:  Temporary household items for use while your household items are in shipment to or from Fort Carson.  For specifics, visit the Loan Closet page.

Newcomers Information for United States Army Europe (USAREUR):  Information on life in Europe.

Online OCONUS Levy Brief:  Required for Soldiers PCSing to OCONUS.  Spouses encouraged to complete the online training as well.

PCS 101:  Getting ready to PCS for the first time or has it been a while?  If so, this class is for you.  Open to Soldiers and spouses, you'll learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson.  You'll receive information on what the requirements are prior to the PCS move, what to expect when traveling, and what to expect for the first 30 days after arrival to your new location. 

  • Highly recommended for anyone going overseas for the first time, single or married. 
  • Orders are not required to attend.  
  • Register for an upcoming class.

Relocation Counseling:  Do you have questions?  Not sure where to start?  Schedule a one-on-one appointment.  Whether it's you first move or one of many, it's always helpful to have someone go over those key areas that can affect your transition.  Our staff is ready to assist you with information and resources that will lessen those stressors.

  • Request a PCSing to Europe Appointment: Include your name, contact number, and any other information you may be needing.  Allow 2 business days for followup contact from our Relocation Specialist.  

Relocating with Children:  We have a variety of materials and resources to help children, from toddlers to preteens to teens.  Stop by or call to see what is avaible.

School Support Services:  For information, call +1(719)526-1100.

Stripes EuropePCS information specific to European locations.

Relocation Packet:  Want information on your next duty station?  If so, let us help.  Items included range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets must be picked up in person, we are unable to mail them.

Traveling with Pets:  Have questions, contact the Relocation Specialist.

Unaccompanied and you have child/ren:  United Through Reading is available to all Soldiers deploying, mobilizing, on TDY or PCSing unaccompanied.  Soldier is able to select a book and be recorded reading it for their child.  The video is downloaded on a DVD and given to the Soldier or Spouse along with the book for the child.  For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.

Unaccompanied or Family is not going to the next duty station:  Recieve outreach services, to include liasion support from the Relocation Specialist; special events for spouses and children; resources and materials, to include seperation anxiety dolls; and United Through Reading.  For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.

PCSing to Hawaii

Clearing ACS Locations:  After you are issued your Fort Carson clearing papers from CAPS, you will clear at the Community Connection.  If you have a prescheduled appointment, report on the specific date and time to be assisted.  Bring the following forms.

  • Orders
  • Clearing Papers (issued by Fort Carson CAPS)
  • Online Levy Certificate
  • DA Form 7415 (All are required to complete)
  • Relocation Readiness Program Out-processing Form
  • Staff will issue four stamps to cover ACS, Army Emergency Relief (AER), the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), and the Loan Closet.

Destination Overseas Class:  Provides Soldiers and Spouses with an idea of what to expect on an overseas move.  Whether it's the first or one of many, a move is always different in some form or another.  Topics are focused on those key areas which are needed to have a successful move overseas, to include understanding the forms and procedures which are required prior to leaving Fort Carson.  Applies to OCONUS locations, to include Alaska, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and Korea.  Participants also receive specific information on their destination. 

  • Highly recommended if moving overseas for the first time, single or married. 
  • Orders are not required to attend.
  • Register for a class

DEERS & ID Cards 

Discover MWR Hawaii Magazine

Family Travel (Official)

Hawaii Family & MWR

Information on your next Installation

Loan Closet:  Temporary household items for use while your household items are in shipment to or from Fort Carson.  For specifics, visit the Loan Closet page.

Online OCONUS Levy Brief:  Required for Soldiers PCSing to OCONUS.  Spouses encouraged to complete the online training as well.

PCS 101:  Getting ready to PCS for the first time or has it been a while?  If so, this class is for you.  Open to Soldiers and spouses, you'll learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson.  You'll receive information on what the requirements are prior to the PCS move, what to expect when traveling, and what to expect for the first 30 days after arrival to your new location. 

  • Highly recommended for anyone going overseas for the first time, single or married. 
  • Orders are not required to attend.  
  • Register for an upcoming class.

Pet KennelsAvailalbe via Family & MWR.   

Relocation Counseling:  Do you have questions?  Not sure where to start?  Schedule a one-on-one appointment.  Whether it's you first move or one of many, it's always helpful to have someone go over those key areas that can affect your transition.  Our staff is ready to assist you with information and resources that will lessen those stressors.

  • Request a PCSing to Hawaii Appointment: Include your name, contact number, and any other information you may be needing.  Allow 2 business days for followup contact from our Relocation Specialist.  

Relocation Packet:  Want information on your next duty station?  If so, let us help.  Items included range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets must be picked up in person, we are unable to mail them.

Relocating with Children:  We have a variety of materials and resources to help children, from toddlers to preteens to teens.  Stop by or call to see what is avaible.

School Support Services:  For information, call +1(719)526-1100.

Traveling with Pets:  Hawaii Quarantine Information

Unaccompanied and you have child/ren:  United Through Reading is available to all Soldiers deploying, mobilizing, on TDY or PCSing unaccompanied.  Soldier is able to select a book and be recorded reading it for their child.  The video is downloaded on a DVD and given to the Soldier or Spouse along with the book for the child.  For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.

Unaccompanied or Family is not going to the next duty station:  Recieve outreach services, to include liasion support from the Relocation Specialist; special events for spouses and children; resources and materials, to include seperation anxiety dolls; and United Through Reading.  For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.

PCSing to a Stateside Location (CONUS)

Clearing ACS Locations:  After you are issued your Fort Carson clearing papers from CAPS, you will clear at the Community Connection.  If you have a prescheduled appointment, report on the specific date and time to be assisted.  Bring the following forms:

  • Orders
  • Clearing Papers (issued by Fort Carson CAPS)
  • Online Levy Certificate
  • DA Form 7415 (All are required to complete)
  • Relocation Readiness Program Out-processing Form
  • Staff will issue four stamps to cover ACS, Army Emergency Relief (AER), the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), and the Loan Closet.

DEERS & ID Cards 

Information on next Installation:  MilitaryINSTALLATIONS is your up-to-date website on your next pcs location.  Provides articles, photos, major unit listings and contacts for progams and services.

Loan Closet:  Temporary household items for use while your household items are in shipment to or from Fort Carson.  For specifics, visit the Loan Closet page.   

Online CONUS Levy Brief:  Required for Soldiers PCSing to OCONUS.  Spouses encouraged to complete the online training as well.

PCS 101:  Getting ready to PCS for the first time or has it been a while?  If so, this class is for you.  Open to Soldiers and spouses, you'll learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson.  You'll receive information on what the requirements are prior to the PCS move, what to expect when traveling, and what to expect for the first 30 days after arrival to your new location. 

  • Highly recommended for anyone going overseas for the first time, single or married. 
  • Orders are not required to attend.  
  • Register for an upcoming class.

Relocation Counseling:  Do you have questions?  Not sure where to start?  Schedule a one-on-one appointment.  Whether it's you first move or one of many, it's always helpful to have someone go over those key areas that can affect your transition.  Our staff is ready to assist you with information and resources that will lessen those stressors.

Relocation Packet:  Want information on your next duty station?  If so, let us help.  Items included range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets must be picked up in person, we are unable to mail them.

Relocating with Children:  We have a variety of materials and resources to help children, from toddlers to preteens to teens.  Stop by or call to see what is available.

School Support Services:  For information, call +1(719)526-1100.

Traveling with Pets:  We'll assist you with ins and outs of traveling with pets.

Unaccompanied and you have child/ren:  United Through Reading is available to all Soldiers deploying, mobilizing, on TDY or PCSing unaccompanied.  Soldier is able to select a book and be recorded reading it for their child.  The video is downloaded on a DVD and given to the Soldier or Spouse along with the book for the child.  For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.

Unaccompanied or Family is not going to the next duty station:  Recieve outreach services, to include liasion support from the Relocation Specialist; special events for spouses and children; resources and materials, to include seperation anxiety dolls; and United Through Reading.  For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.

PCSing to all other Overseas Locations (OCONUS)

Clearing ACS Locations:  After you are issued your Fort Carson clearing papers, you will clear at the Community Connection.  If you have a prescheduled appointment, report on the specific date and time to be assisted.  Bring the following forms.

  • Orders
  • Clearing Papers (issued by Fort Carson CAPS)
  • Online Levy Certificate
  • DA Form 7415 (All are required to complete)
  • Relocation Readiness Program Out-processing Form
  • Staff will issue four stamps to cover ACS, Army Emergency Relief (AER), the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), and the Loan Closet.

Destination Overseas Class:  Provides Soldiers and Spouses with an idea of what to expect on an overseas move.  Whether it's the first or one of many, a move is always different in some form or another.  Topics are focused on those key areas which are needed to have a successful move overseas, to include understanding the forms and procedures which are required prior to leaving Fort Carson.  Applies to OCONUS locations, to include Alaska, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and Korea.  Participants also receive specific information on their destination. 

  • Highly recommended if moving overseas for the first time, single or married. 
  • Orders are not required to attend.
  • Register for a class

DEERS & ID Cards 

Family Travel (Official)

Foreign Language Programs:  Available via Military OneSource, registered users can access more than 70 different foreign languages with Mango.  For details, call +1(800)342-9647.

Information on your next Installation:  MilitaryINSTALLATIONS is your up-to-date website on your next pcs location.  Provides articles, photos, major unit listings and contacts for progams and services.

Loan Closet:  Temporary household items for use while your household items are in shipment to or from Fort Carson.  For specifics, visit the Loan Closet page.

Online OCONUS Levy Brief:  Required for Soldiers PCSing to OCONUS.  Spouses encouraged to complete the online training as well.

PCS 101:  Getting ready to PCS for the first time or has it been a while?  If so, this class is for you.  Open to Soldiers and spouses, you'll learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson.  You'll receive information on what the requirements are prior to the PCS move, what to expect when traveling, and what to expect for the first 30 days after arrival to your new location. 

  • Highly recommended for anyone going overseas for the first time, single or married. 
  • Orders are not required to attend.  
  • Register for an upcoming class.

Relocation Counseling:  Do you have questions?  Not sure where to start?  Schedule a one-on-one appointment.  Whether it's you first move or one of many, it's always helpful to have someone go over those key areas that can affect your transition.  Our staff is ready to assist you with information and resources that will lessen those stressors.

Relocation Packet:  Want information on your next duty station?  If so, let us help.  Items included range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets must be picked up in person, we are unable to mail them.

Relocating with Children:  We have a variety of materials and resources to help children, from toddlers to preteens to teens.  Stop by or call to see what is available.

School Support Services:  For information, call +1(719)526-1100.

Traveling with Pets:  We’ll assist you with ins and outs of traveling with pets.

Unaccompanied and you have child/ren:  United Through Reading is available to all Soldiers deploying, mobilizing, on TDY or PCSing unaccompanied.  Soldier is able to select a book and be recorded reading it for their child.  The video is downloaded on a DVD and given to the Soldier or Spouse along with the book for the child.  For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.

Unaccompanied or Family is not going to the next duty station:  Recieve outreach services, to include liasion support from the Relocation Specialist; special events for spouses and children; resources and materials, to include seperation anxiety dolls; and United Through Reading.  For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.

 

ETSing Time

What to do for ETSing

Clearing ACS Locations:  After you are issued your Fort Carson clearing papers from CAPS, you will clear at the Community Connection.  ACS needs at least one day after you are issued your clearing papers to finalize your clearing.  Bring the following papers.

  • Orders
  • Clearing Papers (issued by Fort Carson CAPS)
  • Online Levy Certificate
  • DA Form 7415 (All are required to complete)
  • Relocation Readiness Program Out-processing Form
  • Staff will issue four stamps to cover ACS, Army Emergency Relief (AER), the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), and the Loan Closet.  Please note, if you have an active AER loan, you will also have to clear at the ACS Center, Bldg 1526.

DEERS & ID Cards 

Going Overseas - Destination Overseas Class:  Provides Soldiers and Spouses with an idea of what to expect on an overseas move.  Whether it's the first or one of many, a move is always different in some form or another.  Topics are focused on those key areas which are needed to have a successful move overseas, to include understanding the forms and procedures which are required prior to leaving Fort Carson.  Applies to OCONUS locations, to include Alaska, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and Korea.  Participants also receive specific information on their destination. 

  • Highly recommended if moving overseas for the first time, single or married. 
  • Orders are not required to attend.
  • Register for a class

Online ETS Levy Brief:  Required for transitioning Soldiers.  Spouses encouraged to complete the online training as well.

Relocation Counseling:  Do you have questions?  Not sure where to start?  Schedule a one-on-one appointment.  Whether it's you first move or one of many, it's always helpful to have someone go over those key areas that can affect your transition.  Our staff is ready to assist you with information and resources that will lessen those stressors.

Relocation Packet:  Want information on your next location?  If so, let us help.  Items included range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets must be picked up in person, we are unable to mail them.

Relocating with Children:  We have a variety of materials and resources to help children, from toddlers to preteens to teens.  Stop by or call to see what is available.

Retirement Services Officer (Fort Carson)

School Support Services:  For information, call +1(719)526-1100.

Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)

Traveling with Pets:  We’ll assist you with ins and outs of traveling with pets.

Veterans Affairs (VA)

 

Retirement Time

What to do for Retirement

Clearing ACS Locations:  After you are issued your Fort Carson clearing papersf from CAPS, you will clear at the Community Connection.  If you have a prescheduled appointment, report on the specific date and time.  Bring the following papers:

  • Orders
  • Clearing Papers (issued by Fort Carson CAPS)
  • Online Levy Certificate
  • DA Form 7415 (All are required to complete)
  • Relocation Readiness Program Out-processing Form
  • Staff will issue four stamps to cover ACS, Army Emergency Relief (AER), the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), and the Loan Closet.  Please note, if you have an active AER loan, you will also have to clear at the ACS Center, Bldg 1526.

DEERS & ID Cards

Going Overseas - Destination Overseas Class:  Provides Soldiers and Spouses with an idea of what to expect on an overseas move.  Whether it's the first or one of many, a move is always different in some form or another.  Topics are focused on those key areas which are needed to have a successful move overseas, to include understanding the forms and procedures which are required prior to leaving Fort Carson.  Applies to OCONUS locations, to include Alaska, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and Korea.  Participants also receive specific information on their destination. 

  • Highly recommended if moving overseas for the first time, single or married. 
  • Orders are not required to attend.
  • Register for a class

Levy Brief (Online):  Required for transitioning Soldiers.  Spouses encouraged to complete the online training as well.

Relocation Counseling: Do you have questions?  Not sure where to start?  Schedule a one-on-one appointment.  Whether it's you first move or one of many, it's always helpful to have someone go over those key areas that can affect your transition.  Our staff is ready to assist you with information and resources that will lessen those stressors.

Relocation Packet:  Want information on your next location?  If so, let us help.  Items included range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets must be picked up in person, we are unable to mail them.

Relocating with Children:  We have a variety of materials and resources to help children, from toddlers to preteens to teens.

Retirement Services Office (RSO)

School Support Services:  For information, call +1(719)526-1100.

Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)

Traveling with Pets:  We’ll assist you with ins and outs of traveling with pets.

Veterans Affairs (VA) Disablity: Fort Carson office.

 

Relocation Readiness Program

What Relocation Offers Overall

Clearing for ACS, AER, EFMP and Loan Closet:  For specifics, visit PCS Time, ETS Time or Retirement Time above.

Community Connection:  Centralized Relocation services.

  • Classroom available for FRG's, organizations, or individuals.

Destination Overseas:  Provides Soldiers and Spouses with an idea of what to expect on an overseas move.  Applies to anyone traveling OCONUS, to include Alaska, Germany, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and Korea.  For specifics, visit PCS Time, ETS Time, or Retirement Time above.

Homebuyers Workshop:  Deciding whether to purchase a home?  Not sure where to start or what has changed?  If so, this workshop is for you.  Taught by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors, it offers perspective home buyers the in's and out's of the home buying process.  Topics include: the local housing market, preparing for home ownership, choosing a realtor, selecting the right house, obtaining the right mortgage, Veterans Affairs (VA), and understanding the process from start to closing. 

Immigration and Naturalization:  For specifics, visit the Multicultural Program page.

  • Request Immigration Assistance:  Include your name, contact number, and any other information you may be needing.  Allow 2 business days for followup contact.

Loan Closet:  Temporary household items for use while your household items are in shipment to or from Fort Carson.  For specifics, visit the Loan Closet page.

Multicultural Services:  For specifics, visit the Multicultural Program page.

  • Everyday English Course
  • Immigration assistance and classes (Green Card, Immigration 101, and Naturalization)
  • Meet-Up Groups for German, Latino and Multicultural
  • Multicultural assessment appointments
  • Naturalization ceremonies
  • Referrals for English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • S-1 Naturalization Training
  • Tranlation referrals

Newcomers Information:  Wide variety of resources and information on Fort Carson and the local communities.  

Newcomers Orientation:  Learn about the services and programs available to you at Fort Carson.  Participants enjoy a van tour of the post and local community.  It's a great way to meet other's and make new acquaintances.  Childcare must be requested one week in advance if it is needed; child(ren) must be enrolled in CYS.  To reserve childcare spaces, call +1(719)526-0457;  participants will receive a childcare confirmation.

Office on the Go Services:  Eleven computers with printer access avaiable, CAC accessible; to include faxing and copying. 

PCS 101:  Attend the class or schedule a one-on-one appointment.  For specific, visit PCS Time, ETS Time, or Retirement Time above.

Relocation Counseling:  Have questions?  Not sure where to start?  Schedule a one-on-one appointment.  Whether it's you first move or one of many, it's always helpful to have someone go over those key areas that can affect your transition.  Our staff is ready to assist you with information and resources that will lessen those stressors.  If you are relocating, we encourage you to visit PCS Time, ETS Time, and Retirement Time above.

Relocation FlyerOverall information on services.

S-1 Naturalization Training:  Open to all S-1 personnel.  Training offers up-to-date information on the naturalization process.  Active Duty Soldiers are referred to their BN or BDE S-1's for information and the beginning steps of the process.  

Sponsorship Program Information:  Sponsors are an integral part of the relocation process and help to ease the transition for a newcomer as well as their family.  

Sponsorship Train the Trainer Training (T3):  Required for any Fort Carson Soldier assigned to be a Sponsorship Coordinator.  Two day training covers all ACS programs and the Army Career Tracker (https://actnow.army.mil) website where Sponsorship is concerned.  Training allows appointed Brigade Unit Sponsorship Coordinators (USC), NCOs and/or Officers in the grade of E5 or higher to train and certify installation sponsors (in their respective Brigades).  Training minimizes the stressors which arise during the PCS process.

Waiting Families Program:  Outreach support for spouses who are in the Colorado area as part of an unaccompanied assignment, to include TDY's and deployments.  Includes liasion support from Relocation staff, special events for enrollees, as well as resources and materials.  For specifics, visit Waiting Families Program page.

Welcome Packets:  Hardcopy packets are available at Community Connection and the ACS Center.  For mailer or bulk requests, please use the below contact information.

United Through Reading Program:  Open to all Soldiers deploying, mobilizing, on TDY or PCSing unaccompanied.  Soldier is able to select a book and be recorded reading it for their child.  The video is downloaded on a DVD and given to the Soldier or Spouse along with the book for the child.  For specifics, visit the Waiting Families Program page.