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Mountain Post Welcome assists new Soldiers

Photo by Sgt. Philip Klein. Rows of booths representing the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce businesses, and local and Fort Carson support organizations fill the gymnasium of Waller Physical Fitness Center, where newly-arrived Soldiers and their Families participated in an information fair to learn about school districts, child care and recreation opportunities July 30.

Photo by Sgt. Philip Klein. Rows of booths representing the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce businesses, and local and Fort Carson support organizations fill the gymnasium of Waller Physical Fitness Center, where newly-arrived Soldiers and their Families participated in an information fair to learn about school districts, child care and recreation opportunities July 30.

by Sgt. Philip Klein

4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office

Soldiers new to the Colorado Springs community were guests at an information fair provided by Fort Carson, the 4th Infantry Division and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce July 30.

The Mountain Post Welcome took place at the Waller Physical Fitness Center and was attended by Soldiers and Family members who had recently arrived from Fort Hood, Texas, and other posts.

The information fair gathered dozens of representatives from on-post and community organizations. Fort Carson support organizations included Army Community Service; Child, Youth and School Services; and the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Representatives from local school districts were also on hand. Representatives from the local area colleges and universities were on hand to assist Soldiers and their Family members with enrollment.

Brian Binn, the event organizer and the military liaison for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the newly-arrived

Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. and said he looks forward to the completion of the division’s move to the Mountain Post.

“This event is a continuation of the events we hosted at Fort Hood in May,” said Binn.

TRICARE West representatives were also on hand to ensure Soldiers and their Families were registered.

Spc. Ryan Dickinson, a fire support specialist with the 4th Inf. Div. Fires Effect Cell, took advantage of the presence of TRICARE West representatives to make sure his Family was registered.

“It was a good opportunity to have the

TRICARE reps here at this event,” said Dickinson. “When you are new to the area, it is always a good feeling to know that your Family is taken care of.”

Also in attendance were conservation officers from the Directorate of Emergency Services Wildlife Division to provide assistance for hunters and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

“We want to help the newcomers from Fort Hood and other new Families and Soldiers get settled in our great community and let them know we are glad to welcome them to the Mountain Post,” said Binn.

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