Fort Carson Conducts Crisis Exercise and Separate Live-Fire Exercise
Fort Carson is conducting a full-scale crisis exercise Tuesday and Wednesday. The training is expected to feature a simulated car bomb near Prussman Chapel on the Mountain Post.
Those on base can expect road closures from 5 am until 3 pm Tuesday, specifically Prussman between Berkeley and McGrath, and Porter Street. McGrath will be down to one lane for about a block. Detours may also be in place.
The annual exercise tests emergency response procedures. Previous simulations include chemical spills, terrorist attacks, and winter weather.
Separately on base, the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division is participating in field training that includes live-fire exercises through next Monday, September 1. Fort Carson officials say increased noise and dust levels are expected.