Military training will be conducted at Piņon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) between Feb. 1 and Feb. 29. Multiple units will be conducting training during that time.

Military training will be conducted at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) between Feb. 1 and Feb. 29. Multiple units will be conducting training during that time.

From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015, PCMS was utilized 290 days for training by the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Special Operations forces.

Increased dust and noise levels from the training can be expected during this time period, due to live fire training and heavy vehicle traffic throughout the training area. Field training includes day and night live-fire exercises incorporating small arms weapons.

The purpose of the training is to prepare soldiers and other military members for any possible mission should the unit be called to support any contingency around the globe. During the exercise, crews will engage simulated targets using different scenarios to build team cohesion and ensure they are proficient in their skills.

Fort Carson is committed to balancing our training mission with protecting and preserving PCMS' natural environment and historical properties. Environmental personnel are involved in all levels of planning for military training, construction and other activities that could affect the PCMS environment.

Realistic, mission-focused training cannot be accomplished without units conducting operations in time and space, which inevitably impacts the land. PCMS is a precious resource, and we are committed to managing it to ensure its sustainability. Multiple Army programs are in place to monitor, analyze and repair the military training lands and the resources. Education, awareness and protection of cultural and historic resources help maintain the balance between the training mission and being good stewards of the lands that our soldiers train on.

Fort Carson is dedicated to being good neighbors to the southern Colorado community and communicating upcoming training events that may affect them through various avenues including the Southern Colorado Engagement Working Group (SCWG). The SCWG ensures synchronization and coordination of ongoing military, civilian and local community efforts in the southern Colorado region and works to establish initiatives and tasks to be accomplished in the region.

Noise complaints should be directed to the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at (719) 526-9849.

For more information contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at (719) 526-4143/7525. After hours, contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 526-5500 and ask for the On-Call Public Affairs Officer.