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Fort Carson Mountaineer

Something for everyone

Soldiers, Families and friends of Fort Carson are welcome to attend Iron Horse Week, a five-day event highlighting fun, camaraderie, division pride and the spirit of friendly competition, Monday-June 8.

The week kicks off with Fort Carson units participating in an installation run, Monday, at 6:30 a.m., followed by comments from Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, at Iron Horse Park.

Throughout the week, individual Soldiers and teams, comprised of troops and units from across Fort Carson, will participate in a variety of tournaments and competitions to build esprit de corps and earn bragging rights for the next year.

Soldiers will represent their companies, battalions and brigades during a 10-kilometer race; wall climbing and tug-of-war competitions; basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball, racquetball, bowling and golf tournaments; boxing and Modern Army Combatives bouts; paintball, archery and marksmanship contests; and a combat swim event.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at Iron Horse Park and by Fort Carson vendors.

The week will wrap up with an awards ceremony honoring the competition champions at Iron Horse Park, June 8, followed by a performance from contemporary singer Chris Daughtry at 7 p.m. The  concert is only open to Department of Defense identification cardholders and their guests.

Times for events are subject to change. Find more information on event schedules and competition brackets at http://carspublic.carson.army.mil/ihw/iron.aspx.

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