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Relocation Readiness Program

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

To View Our Relocation Readiness Program Flyer, CLICK HERE!

To View Our PCS Guide, CLICK HERE!

 

Clearing Fort Carson

Clearing Papers
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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.

PCS - Your Clearing Memo for ACS, AER & EFMP

Clearing for ACS is conducted in person. Specific clearing locations are:

  • Army Community Service - ACS Center, Bldg. 1526
  • ACS Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) - ACS Annex, Bldg. 7492

If you need help, call +1(719)526-0400 or +1(719)526-1127.

 

Remote Soldiers (Outside of Fort Carson and Colorado Springs):  There is the option to clear via email. Include your rank, full name, location you are currently assigned to, location you are PCSing to and a contact number. Submit your request to 

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

Within 2 business days, you'll be contacted and then provided with an ACS clearing memorandum (via email). It takes the place of ACS stamps on clearing papers. You are not required to visit ACS to get actual stamps.

If you need help, call +1(719)526-0466 or +1(719)526-1127.

 

 

Separating - Your Stamps for ACS, AER & EFMP

Clearing for ACS is conducted in person. Separating Soldiers (e.g. chapter, ETS, retire) will go to the ACS Center, Bldg. 1526.

 

Remote Soldiers (Outside of Fort Carson and Colorado Springs):  There is the option to clear via email. Include your rank, full name, location you are currently assigned to, location you are PCSing to and a contact number. Submit your request to 

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

Within 2 business days, you'll be contacted and then provided with an ACS clearing memorandum (via email). It takes the place of ACS stamps on clearing papers. You are not required to visit ACS to get actual stamps.

If you need help, call +1(719)526-0466 or +1(719)526-1127.

 

 

 

PCS

Europe (OCONUS)

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

Clearing ACS:  See the above header, "Clearing Fort Carson".

Destination Europe Appointment:  Request a one-on-one. Get a better idea of what to expect in Europe. Learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson, as well as receive information on what the required and helpful. Spouses encouraged to attend.  

Driving:  Get ready for the autobahn, review the study guide and practice the driving test online. 

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

Garrison Information:  Europe installations. 

MilitaryINSTALLATIONS Up-to-date installation information. Offers articles, photos, major unit listings and contacts for programs and services.

MilSpouse Money Mission:  Helping military spouses PCS.

MWR (Europe) Check out what is available.

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

Retention of Family Housing:  If you reside on post and your Family will be staying during your assignment, initiate a Retention of Family Housing Request Form for approval. For assistance, contact Fort Carson Family Homes.

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.

Stripes EuropePCS information specific to European locations.

Stripes Magazine (Best of Germany)::  Get a wide variety of essential information ranging from European banking to bill paying and utilities to finding a car or home. Parents, learn about DODDs-Europe, German schools and daycare options.

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 / Geographically Separated Families:  Enroll into the Waiting Families Program. Connect with your local military community. Receive information on special events, resources and materials to make the separation as smooth as possible. To enroll, click here.

 

 

 

Hawaii (OCONUS)

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

Clearing ACS:  See the above header, "Clearing Fort Carson".

Destination Hawaii Appointment:  Request a one-on-one. Get a better idea of what to expect. Learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson, as well as receive information on what is required and helpful. Spouses 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.

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

Retention of Family Housing:  If you reside on post and your Family will be staying during your assignment, initiate a Retention of Family Housing Request Form for approval. For assistance, contact Fort Carson Family Homes.

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 / Geographically Separated Families:  Enroll into the Waiting Families Program. Connect with your local military community. Receive information on special events, resources and materials to make the separation as smooth as possible. To enroll, click here.

 

 

 

Japan (OCONUS)

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

Clearing ACS:  See the above header, "Clearing Fort Carson".

Destination Japan Appointment :  Request a one-on-one. Get a better idea of what to expect in Japan. Learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson, as well as receive information on what is required and helpful. Spouses 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 (Camp Zama):  Take advantage and get ready for your adventure in Japan.

Newcomers (Torii Station):  Take advantage and get ready for your adventure in Japan.

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

Retention of Family Housing:  If you reside on post and your Family will be staying during your assignment, initiate a Retention of Family Housing Request Form for approval. For assistance, contact Fort Carson Family Homes.

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 / Geographically Separated Families:  Enroll into the Waiting Families Program. Connect with your local military community. Receive information on special events, resources and materials to make the separation as smooth as possible. To enroll, click here.

 

 

 

Other Overseas Locations (OCONUS)

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

Clearing ACS:  See the above header, "Clearing Fort Carson".

Destination Overseas Appointment:  Request a one-on-one. Get a better idea of what to expect. Learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson, as well as receive information on what is required and helpful. Spouses 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.

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

Retention of Family Housing:  If you reside on post and your Family will be staying during your assignment, initiate a Retention of Family Housing Request Form for approval. For assistance, contact Fort Carson Family Homes.

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 / Geographically Separated Families:  Enroll into the Waiting Families Program. Connect with your local military community. Receive information on special events, resources and materials to make the separation as smooth as possible. To enroll, click here.

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

Stateside Locations (CONUS)

Clearing ACS:  See the above header, "Clearing Fort Carson".

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 Appointment:  Request a one-on-one. Get ready to PCS, whether its the 1st time or a refresher would be helpful. Learn the basics of the PCS process at Fort Carson, as well as receive information on what is required and helpful. Spouses 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.

Retention of Family Housing:  If you reside on post and your Family will be staying during your assignment, initiate a Retention of Family Housing Request Form for approval. For assistance, contact Fort Carson Family Homes.

Relocating with Kids:  Support materials available. If you have a school aged child, we encourage you to contact the School Support Services, Bldg. 1518, to speak with a School Liaison Officer, +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 details, visit:

Unaccompanied / Geographically Separated Families:  Enroll into the Waiting Families Program. Connect with your local military community. Receive information on special events, resources and materials to make the separation as smooth as possible. To enroll, click here.

 

 

 

 

Separating

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 above header "Clearing Fort Carson".

ETS Appointment:  Request a one-on-one. Discuss those key topics which can affect a transition and can make all the difference (e.g., where to live, schools for kids, transitioning from TRICARE). Spouses 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 a School Liaison Officer, +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

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.

 

 

Retirement

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 above header "Clearing Fort Carson".

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 a School Liaison Officer, +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.

 

 

 

Staying in Colorado - Local Resources

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. 1526
What Relocation Offers Overall
  • Relocation Readiness Program flyer
  • Multicultural Services
    • Everyday English
    • Immigration and Naturalization Referrals / Portable classes
    • Meet-Up Groups
    • Multicultural assessment appointments
    • Referrals for English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • S-1 Naturalization Training
    • Translation referrals
  • Newcomers Services
    • Homebuyer's Workshop
    • Loan Closet: Not available on Fort Carson. For other resources, open the 211 website and type in the Search services and programs box thrift shops. Post resources include:
    • Mountain Post Living Welcome for Spouses and Families
    • Newcomer's Information and Resources
    • Relocation Counseling
    • Welcome Packets
  • Transitioning Services - Details listed above

 

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