Public Affairs Office

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.

Mailing Address:

Public Affairs Office

ATTN: Community Relations

1626 Ellis Street

Suite 200, Building 1118

Fort Carson, CO 80913

Phone:

Commercial: 719.526.1246/1256

DSN: 691.1246/1256

FAX:

Commercial: 719.526.1021

DSN: 691.1021

Email:

Click here to email the Commmunity Relations Chief.

The Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard

Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard

A 21-Soldier unit serves as Fort Carson's ambassadors to Colorado communities and neighboring states.

The Mounted Color Guard proudly carries the United States and Army flags in 1874-pattern 10th Cavalry Regiment uniforms. They participate in nearly 200 community events and military ceremonies a year. They are highlighted as the focal point for many parades, rodeos, holidays, and heritage and community activities by performing any one of their many choreographed routines. Since their inception, they have won more than 250 trophies.

They recently won the National Cavalry Association Director's Cup for 2011 and received a Cheyenne Frontier Days Outstanding Mounted Riding group for 2012.

Recently added to the team is an original fully restored 1878 Army escort wagon with mules John and Henry to pull the wagon for parades and ceremonies. The last mule at Fort Carson was Hambone, who retired in 1971. The mule team won first place in Open Mule Parade Hitch Class at the 2013 National Western Horse Show in Denver.

To schedule an event, please contact the Community Relations Office at least 120 days before the event. A Department of Defense Form 2536 is required to be filled out for all 4th Infantry Division Band, Mounted Color Guard, speaker, parades and any other community event requests. The link to this form is located below. Please fill out this form, and either fax it to the number or email above.