What's Ft. Carson Like?

Ft. Carson sits in the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain. The running joke is that if we get to go on a tour of NORAD (located in Cheyenne Mountain), we just might be able to see the Stargate:) (for those of you who don't know what I am talking about, there is a show on the SciFi channel called Stargate SG-1).

We went on a road march today to help us get acclimated to the high altitude and low humidity. We only went three miles and we weren't wearing full battle rattle (no body armor or helmet but we did wear our load bearing vest (LBV) and pistol holsters).

It is definitely dry here. After 10 minutes of walking my mouth was totally parched. After 15 minutes, I was starting to feel the altitude. No problem, just suck down the water and drive on.

One of the interesting features of Ft. Carson is the huge number of prairie dog warrens by the roads. It is quite comical watching them pop up and down. They have no fear at all. Yesterday I saw two of them copulating in the middle of the oncoming lane of traffic!

CPT NightHawk


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