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Relocation Readiness Program

ACS Center

Whether it’s your first move or last of many, your Relocation Team is ready to help. Our services are geared towards newcomers, multicultural support, those who are transitioning (ETS, PCS, Retirement) and geographically separated families.

Check out our PCS Guide HERE!

 

Clearing Stamps for ACS, AER & EFMP

PCSing - Clearing updates as of 21 July 2021

As of 21 July 2021, ACS clearing has been updated. Only ACS Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a required on clearing papers. To preclear or clear virtually, use the following steps: 

Step 1:  Download & fill out EFMP DA Form 7415. Save the PDF to your desktop/device. If not, the information may be erased when it is emailed & we will request it is resubmitted. Fillable features may have to be enabled. 

Step 2: If you select NO on question 6, skip to Step 3. If you select YES on question 6, download & fill out FC 2034 Form.

Step 3: Open your email program & click on create a new email. Copy & paste the below email address into the To field. To make it easier, you can double click on the below email address to highlight it & then left click to select copy. 

  • usarmy.carson.imcom-fmwrc.list.dfmwr-w-acs-relo-readiness@mail.mil

Step 4: If you are unable to digitally sign, copy & paste the below statement into the email body:

  • "Due to the limited access of a CAC reader, I am unable to digitally sign this form. Accept my written approval for the attachment (s)." 

Step 5: Attach EFMP DA Form 7415 to the email. If an EFM was identified, include FC 2034 Form & copy of orders.

Step 6: Within 2 business days of receipt into our inbox, you will receive an ACS clearing memorandum.  Attach it to your clearing papers; takes the place of any ACS stamps.

Remote Soldiers who are not located in Colorado should call +1(719)526-1053 or +1(719)526-0466. Need help?

Separation's (ETS, Retiring, Chapter) - Clearing updates as of 21 July 2021

 

As of 21 July 2021, our clearing requirement has updated for separating Soldiers. Only ACS Center and AER are required on clearing papers. To clear, visit the ACS Center, Bldg. 1201. If you are a remote Soldier not located in Colorado or need an exception to policy, call +1(719)526-1127 or +1(719)526-0466.

 

Requesting Clearing Papers

Start the Process
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To start the process, download & fill out the Clearing Papers Request Form. Clearing papers are issued by CAPS. Depending on the type of transition, there are two options.

Information for both of those can be found along the left side of the webpage. Soldiers & Spouses are highly encouraged to review those documents to assist with the transition process. CAPS is located in the Mountain Soldier Center, Bldg. 1525.

 

ETSing

Preparing to ETS

Career Skills Program (CSP):  Programs vary from welding to IT Server & Cloud Administration to VA Comps Claim to CDL to Diesel Technician.  Information sessions available on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. at the TAP Center, Bldg. 6237.  For details, call +1(719)526-1197 or email at usarmy.carson.imcom-central.mbx.dhr-mpd-csp@mail.mil.

Clearing ACS:  See the "Clearing Stamps for ACS, AER, & EFMP" header.

ETS Appointment:  Request a one-on-one to discuss those key areas which can affect your transition can make all the difference; e.g., where to live, schools for kids, transitioning from TRICARE.  If married, spouse is encouraged to attend. 

MilSpouse Money Mission:  Helping military spouses make a successful transition out of the Army.

Relocating with Kids:  Parents, we have various materials to assist.  If you have a school aged child, we encourage you to contact the School Support Services, Bldg. 1518, to speak with the School Liasion Officers, +1(719)526-1101.

Shipping Personal Items: Do not wait, start the process as soon as possible.

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

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

TRICARE:  Assistance during separation process.

Veterans Affairs (VA)

 

National Guard

Making the Transition

Benefits Guide for Service Members and Families:  Need to know information.

Service Providers:  Find one near you (ex:  Family Support Center, Transition Coordinator, Family Assistance Specialist).

Transitioning from Active Duty to National Guard:  Starting the process.

 

PCSing Overseas - OCONUS

Europe

Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Level One Training:  Required for all Soldiers and their dependents 14 years of age or older going overseas.  

Clearing ACS:  See the above header, "Clearing Stamps for ACS, AER, & EFMP".

Destination Europe Appointment:  Request a one-on-one to get a better idea of what to expect in Europe.  You'll learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson, as well as 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.  If married, your spouse is encouraged to attend. 

Family Travel (Official):  For details, call +1(719)526-8435.  For questions related to EFMP screenings, call +1(719)526-0400.  Depending on assignment; dental screenings are also required for dependents.

Foreign Language Programs:  Military OneSource offers more than 70 different language with Mango.  Depending on where you are going, it's a great time to start learning German, French, Italian or Spanish.  For details, call +1(800)342-9647

MilSpouse Money Mission:  Helping military spouses PCS.

Newcomers Information:  Take advantage and get ready for your European adventure.

Fort Carson Resources

  • Request a Relocation Packet:  Get materials on your next duty station.  Items range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets are available for in-person pickup only.

Additional Resources

  • Driving in Europe:  Get ready for the autobahn by practicing the driving test online and reviewing the study guide. 
  • Europe Family & MWR:  Check out what is available.
  • "Best of Germany " Stripes Magazine:  Get a wide variety of essential information ranging from European banking to bill paying and utilities to finding a car or home.  If you are a parent, learn about DODDs-Europe, German schools and daycare options.
  • MilitaryINSTALLATIONS:  Your up-to-date website on your next PCS location.  Offers articles, photos, major unit listings and contacts for programs and services.
  • Stripes Europe:  PCS information specific to European locations.
  • United States Army Europe (USAREUR):  Information on life in Europe.

Relocating with Kids:  Parents, we have various materials to assist.  If you have a school aged child, we encourage you to contact the School Support Services, Bldg. 1518, to speak with the School Liasion Officers, +1(719)526-1101.

Retention of Family Housing:  If your Family resides on Fort Carson and they will be staying on Fort Carson during your assignment (unaccompanied), you are required to turn in a Retention of Family Housing Request Form for approval. Contact Fort Carson Family Homes for assistance.

Shipping your Vehicle Overseas:  If you are authorized to ship 1 vehicle, your Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) will be out of Dallas, Texas or St. Louis, Missouri. It is encouraged you visit www.pcsmypov.com.

Traveling with Pets:  All expenses and verification of Pet Space with the airline is the responsibility of the Soldier. When booking your official airline tickets, let the office know that you have a pet(s), the size of the carrier, and weight of carrier and pet together; they will request space but you must verify Pet Space with the airline.

Fort Carson Resources

Airline Information

Unaccompanied or Family is not going to the next duty station:  Receive outreach services, to include liaison support from the Relocation Specialist; special events for spouses and children; resources and materials, to include separation anxiety dolls.

Hawaii

Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Level One Training:  Required for all Soldiers and their dependents 14 years of age or older going overseas.  

Clearing ACS:  See the above header, "Clearing Stamps for ACS, AER, & EFMP".

Destination Hawaii Appointment:  Request a one-on-one to get a better idea of what to expect in Hawaii.  You'll learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson, as well as 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.  If married, your spouse is encouraged to attend. 

Family Travel (Official):  For details, call +1(719)526-8435.  For questions related to EFMP screenings, call +1(719)526-0400.  Depending on assignment; dental screenings are also required for dependents.

MilSpouse Money Mission:  Helping military spouses PCS.

Newcomers Information:  Take advantage and get ready for your Hawaiian adventure.

Fort Carson Resources

  • Request a Relocation Packet:  Get materials on your next duty station.  Items range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets are available for in-person pickup only.

Additional Resources

Relocating with Kids:  Parents, we have various materials to assist.  If you have a school aged child, we encourage you to contact the School Support Services, Bldg. 1518, to speak with the School Liasion Officers, +1(719)526-1101.

Retention of Family Housing:  If your Family resides on Fort Carson and they will be staying on Fort Carson during your assignment (unaccompanied), you are required to turn in a Retention of Family Housing Request Form for approval.   The form is available under the Move-Out Forms subheader.

Shipping your Vehicle Overseas:  If you are authorized to ship 1 vehicle, your Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) will be out of Dallas, Texas or St. Louis, Missouri.  It is encouraged you visit www.pcsmypov.com.

Traveling with Pets:  All expenses and verification of Pet Space with the airline is the responsibility of the Soldier.  When booking your official airline tickets, let the office know that you have a pet(s), the size of the carrier, and weight of carrier and pet together; they will request space but you must verify Pet Space with the airline.

Fort Carson Resources

Additional Resources

Airline Information

Unaccompanied or Family is not going to the next duty station:  Receive outreach services, to include liaison support from the Relocation Specialist; special events for spouses and children; resources and materials, as well as separation anxiety dolls.

Japan

Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Level One Training:  Required for all Soldiers and their dependents 14 years of age or older going overseas.  

Clearing ACS:  See the above header, "Clearing Stamps for ACS, AER, & EFMP".

Destination Japan Appointment :  Request a one-on-one to get a better idea of what to expect in Japan.  You'll learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson, as well as 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.  If married, your spouse is encouraged to attend. 

Family Travel (Official):  For details, call +1(719)526-8435.  For questions related to EFMP screenings, call +1(719)526-0400.  Depending on assignment; dental screenings are also required for dependents.

Foreign Languages:  Military OneSource offers more than 70 different language with Mango.  It's a great time to start learning Japanese, or maybe there's another language you would like to learn.  For details, call +1(800)342-9647

MilSpouse Money Mission:  Helping military spouses PCS.

Newcomers Information:  Take advantage and get ready for your adventure in Japan.

Fort Carson Resources

  • Request a Relocation Packet:  Get materials on your next duty station.  Items range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets are available for in-person pickup only.

Additional Resources

Relocating with Kids:  Parents, we have various materials to assist.  If you have a school aged child, we encourage you to contact the School Support Services, Bldg. 1518, to speak with the School Liasion Officers, +1(719)526-1101.

Retention of Family Housing:  If your Family resides on Fort Carson and they will be staying on Fort Carson during your assignment (unaccompanied), you are required to turn in a Retention of Family Housing Request Form for approval.   The form is available under the Move-Out Forms subheader.

Shipping your Vehicle Overseas:  If you are authorized to ship 1 vehicle, your Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) will be out of Dallas, Texas or St. Louis, Missouri.  It is encouraged you visit www.pcsmypov.com.

Traveling with Pets:  All expenses and verification of Pet Space with the airline is the responsibility of the Soldier.  When booking your official airline tickets, let the office know that you have a pet(s), the size of the carrier, and weight of carrier and pet together; they will request space but you must verify Pet Space with the airline.

Fort Carson Resources

Additional Resources

Airline Information

Unaccompanied or Family is not going to the next duty station:  Receive outreach services, to include liaison support from the Relocation Specialist; special events for spouses and children; resources and materials, as well as separation anxiety dolls.

Other Overseas Assignments

Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Level One Training:  Required for all Soldiers and their dependents 14 years of age or older going overseas.  

Clearing ACS:  See the above header, "Clearing Stamps for ACS, AER, & EFMP".

Destination Overseas Appointment:  Request a one-on-one to get a better idea of what to expect.  You'll learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson, as well as 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.  If married, your spouse is encouraged to attend. 

Family Travel (Official):  For details, call +1(719)526-8435.  For questions related to EFMP screenings, call +1(719)526-0400.  Depending on assignment; dental screenings are also required for dependents.

Foreign Language:  Military OneSource offers more than 70 different language with Mango.  Depending on where you are going, it's a great time to start learning Spanish, Korean, or any of the other available languages.  For details, call +1(800)342-9647

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

MilSpouse Money Mission:  Helping military spouses PCS.

Newcomers Information:  Take advantage and get ready for your European adventure.

Fort Carson Resources

  • Request a Relocation Packet:  Get materials on your next duty station.  Items range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets are available for in-person pickup only.

Additional Resources

Relocating with Kids:  Parents, we have various materials to assist.  If you have a school aged child, we encourage you to contact the School Support Services, Bldg. 1518, to speak with the School Liasion Officers, +1(719)526-1101.

Retention of Family Housing:  If your Family resides on Fort Carson and they will be staying on Fort Carson during your assignment (unaccompanied), you are required to turn in a Retention of Family Housing Request Form for approval.   The form is available under the Move-Out Forms subheader.

Shipping your Vehicle Overseas:  If you are authorized to ship 1 vehicle, your Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) will be out of Dallas, Texas or St. Louis, Missouri.  It is encouraged you visit www.pcsmypov.com.

Traveling with Pets:  All expenses and verification of Pet Space with the airline is the responsibility of the Soldier.  When booking your official airline tickets, let the office know that you have a pet(s), the size of the carrier, and weight of carrier and pet together; they will request space but you must verify Pet Space with the airline.

Fort Carson Resources

Airline Information

Unaccompanied or Family is not going to the next duty station:  Receive outreach services, to include liaison support from the Relocation Specialist; special events for spouses and children; resources and materials, as well as separation anxiety dolls.

Unaccompanied Spouses - Waiting Families Program

 

Waiting Families is for or any Spouse and or Family Member (must be 18 years of age) which is not able to travel with their Soldier due to an unaccompanied tour or other extenuating circumstances (ex: TDY, deployment, etc).  It provides support which ranges from special events to follow-up phone calls to see how enrollees are doing.

In addition, it provides participants with a liaison to keep them connected with the nearest installation to where they are living.  Enrollees are also able to connect with other Families to grow their support systems which can make all of the difference. 

 

PCSing Stateside - CONUS

Stateside Assignments

Clearing ACS:  See the above header, "Clearing Stamps for ACS, AER, & EFMP".

Geographically Separated Families: If you have or are a geographically separated Spouse and or Family, we encourage you to enroll into the Waiting Families Program. Our Relocation Specialist acts as a liaison to keep them connected with the nearest installation to where they are living. Enrollees are also able to connect with other Families to grow their support systems which can make all of the difference. 

Receive outreach services, to include liaison support from the Relocation Specialist; special events for spouses and children; resources and materials, to include separation anxiety dolls.

Installation Information:  MilitaryINSTALLATIONS offers up-to-date information on your next duty station ranging from photos to major unit listings to specific contact details.

Leave Extension:  Save the Army Travel Assistance Center to your cell phone. If you are unable to make it to your next duty station by your report date, it is critical notification is made. Call +1(800)582-5552 and your new assignment's Replacement Center.

Military Interstate Compact: Educational opportunities for military children.

MilSpouse Money Mission:  Helping military spouses PCS.

Newcomers Information:  Be proactive and get information on your next duty station by requesting a stateside PCS relocation packet. Items range from Fodor's Travel Guides to installation specific booklets to Road Atlases. Additional resources include:

PCS 101:  Request a one-on-one appointment to get ready to PCS for the first time or maybe you just need a refresher.  You'll learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson, as well as 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.  Spouses are encouraged to attend.

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.

Relocating with Kids:  Parents, we have various materials to assist.  If you have a school aged child, we encourage you to contact the School Support Services, Bldg. 1518, to speak with the School Liaison Officers, +1(719)526-1101.

Traveling with Pets: If you have any specific questions, start by calling the Fort Carson Veterinary Clinic at +1(719)526-3803. For airline information, visit:

Unaccompanied or Family is not going to the next duty station:  Receive outreach services, to include liaison support from the Relocation Specialist; special events for spouses and children; resources and materials, to include separation anxiety dolls.

 

Recruiting

Transitioning to Recruiting

Family Services - Support Programs:  Get information on services ranging from Family Advocacy to Family Readiness Groups to TRICARE and Financial Assistance.

Leasing a Home:  Finding a home during your recruiting assignment.

Newcomers information:  Separated by BDE's/Battalions:

  • 1st Recruiting BDE - Albany, Baltimore, Richmond, Harrisburg, Mid-Atlantic, New England, New York City and Syracuse
  • 2nd Recruiting BDE - Atlanta, Columbia, Jacksonville, Miami, Montgomery, Raleigh, Tampa, and Baton Rouge
  • 3rd Recruiting BDE - Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Great Lakes, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Nashville
  • 5th Recruiting BDE - Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, and Phoenix
  • 6th Recruiting BDE - Central California, Los Angeles, Portland, Northern California, Salt Lake City, Southern California, and Seattle
  • Medical Recruiting BDE - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion

Private Fitness Facility Membership Program:  Fees covered up to $50, depending on assignment location.

YMCA Gym Membership Program:  At no cost, depending on assignment location. 

 

Retiring

Preparing to Retire

Career Skills Program (CSP):  Programs vary from welding to IT Server & Cloud Administration to VA Comps Claim to CDL to Diesel Technician.  Information sessions available on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. at the TAP Center, Bldg. 6237.  For details, call +1(719)526-1197 or email at usarmy.carson.imcom-central.mbx.dhr-mpd-csp@mail.mil.

Clearing ACS:  See the "Clearing Stamps for ACS, AER, & EFMP" header.

Going Overseas:  If you are going overseas after you retire and need information on your location, request a one-one appointment.  Topics are focused on those key areas which are needed to have a successful move.  Specific information on your next location is provided.

Medical Records:  Request archived medical records.

MilSpouse Money Mission:  Helping military spouses make a successful transition out of the Army.

Relocation Packet:  Want information on your next location, send us a request.  If so, let us help.  Items range from Fodor's Travel Guides to Installation Specific Booklets to Road Atlases.  Packets must be picked up in person.

Relocating with Kids:  Parents, we have various materials to assist.  If you have a school aged child, we encourage you to contact the School Support Services, Bldg. 1518, to speak with the School Liaison Officers, +1(719)526-1101.

Retirement Services Office (RSO)

Shipping Personal Items:  Do not wait, start the process as soon as possible.

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

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

TRICARE:  Assistance during retirement process.

Veterans Affairs (VA) Disability: Fort Carson office.

 

Veterans Resources

Staying in Colorado

Legal Clinic:  Meet with an attorney free of charge and get information on topics such as veteran’s resources, benefits, taxes, housing and family law.  Available on 4th Tuesday of the from noon to 3 p.m. in the PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom VA Outpatient Clinic Mt. Yale  Conference room.  Provided by the CBA Military & Veterans’ Affairs Section.  Come early; clinic will close early if no one is here waiting to be seen.

Operation TBI Freedom:  Non-profit located in Colorado Springs which offers case
management services throughout Colorado.  Services vary from crisis management to employment training to assistance navigating complex benefits system.  For details, call +1(855)355-6824 or email OTF@craighospital.org.

Troops to Teachers:  Teaching in Colorado.

 

Relocation Readiness Program

For Pickup at ACS Center, Bldg. 1201
What Relocation Offers Overall

Centralized Relocation Readiness Program services.

Multicultural Services

  • Everyday English
  • Immigration and Naturalization Referrals / Portable classes
  • Meet-Up Groups for German and Latino
  • Multicultural assessment appointments
  • Naturalization ceremonies
  • Office on the Go Services
  • Referrals for English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • S-1 Naturalization Training
  • Translation referrals

Newcomers Services

  • Homebuyer's Workshop
  • Loan Closet is not available at Fort Carson. To find other resources, open the 211 website and type in the Search services and programs box thrift shops. Fort Carson resources include:
  • Mountain Post Living Welcome for Spouses and Families
  • Newcomer's Information and Resources
  • Office on the Go Services
  • Relocation Counseling for Newcomers
  • Welcome Packets

Transitioning Services

 

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