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Military Bases in Colorado

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colorado military basesWhile there are not very many military bases in Colorado, the state is home to almost 50,000 active duty and reserve members. The biggest military base in the state is Fort Carson, located in El Paso County.

Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has several locations in Colorado including Buckley, Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases. In total the Air Force has over 8,500 active duty members and 4,500 reserve members.

List of Air Force Bases in Colorado
Name of Air Force Base Location
Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, CO
Buckley AFB Aurora, CO
Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, CO
Peterson AFB Colorado Springs, CO
Schriever AFB El Paso, CO


Fort Carson is the only Army base in Colorado. It currently serves as the home for over 25,000 soldiers accounting for about half of the military presence in Colorado.

About an hour South of Denver, Fort Carson is easy to get to from the Denver Airport.

Units stationed at Fort Carson:

  • 4th Infantry Division
  • 10th Special Forces Group
  • 440th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)
  • 71st Ordnance Group (EOD)
  • 4th Engineer Battalion, the 1st Battalion
  • 25th Aviation Regiment
  • 759th Military Police Battalion
  • 10th Combat Support Hospital
  • 43rd Sustainment Brigade
  • Army Field Support Battalion-Fort Carson
  • 423rd Transportation Company (USAR)
  • 13th Air Support Operations Squadron
List of Army Bases in Colorado
Name of Army Base Location
Fort Carson El Paso, CO

Colorado is a popular place to be stationed due to the beautiful landscape, close proximity to downtown Denver and active Army presence.

While the majority of active duty military members serve at Fort Carson, there are also several Air Force Bases in Colorado.