Fort Carson is an Army base located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The base is home to the 7th Infantry Division and the 43rd Area Support Group, (I was in the 43rd myself). In my year there I served as a Chaplain Assistant for the 10th CSH, (CSH means what M*A*S*H used to mean), and the 52nd Engineers.

Fort Carson has one of the better views of any military base in America. You can see the mountains rising up in front of you all of the time, (at least you can when it is light out). The food at this base leaves a little to be desired however.

A common sight in Fort Carson was to see people passing out from lack of oxygen, (Fort Carson is over 1 mile in altitude, which is hard until you get used to it).

skibum5 is probably dead right about the suck factor of Fort Carson. But it was the only base I was ever stationed at. So I have little for comparison. If you go to Garden of the Gods be very careful, I fell 40 feet and broke an ankle there.