Military Monday: Janna- Ft Carson, CO


The Military Monday duty station feature on this blog is designed for us military families to meet our fellow military spouses and also to learn about duty stations across the world.  We all get to (or have to depending on your outlook and particular set of circumstances), move every couple years to different duty stations that are scattered throughout the country and the world.  This feature will allow us the opportunity to explore these different areas of the world before we get there.  

If you are interested in being highlighted for this feature, please send me an email.  

Name and blog site: 

Branch of service: 

Where currently stationed: 
Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado

How long have you been there?:
1.5 years, and it has just flown by!

Favorite restaurant in the area: 
The vibe is Vintage Modern, with an extremely creative menu.

Previous duty stations: 
Fort Gordon, Augusta, Georgia

Three favorite things to do in your current city: 
*Well, it's Colorado so I HAVE to say Snowboarding trips.  Fort Carson makes them super easy an affordable too.  They rent you gear, take you up there, get you discounted lift tickets, and bring you home! Albeit, we did break down on Christmas Eve last time. Good times.
*Hiking, another given. Whether you want to scale a mountain or just saunter down some trails, Colorado has it all. Pike's Peak happens to be one of the biggest draws of the city.
*Visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, which happens to be the only zoo located on a Mountain in the world! The views are incredible and the experience is awesome!
Favorite duty station so far:
I used to think that I would never get used to being landlocked and snowed in, but now Fort Carson and it's beauty has grown on me. For now it is my favorite.
Who is your hero?: 
My soldier, of course.  I'm sure that seems cheesy, but he is everything I could ask for and more.  He makes me so proud to be his wife, and I strive to be strong for him and to support him in the way that he deserves every day. He is deployed right now, but says hello from The 'Stan.

Are there any local festivals you have been to or are planning to attend?:
Oh boy, summer is FULL of festivals and Farmer's Markets.  I have attended "Territory Days", "Wild West Days" and every Farmer's Market I can find.  There are also many music festivals, a Renaissance Festival, and there's a little town at the foot of Pike's Peak called Manitou Springs that has tons of shenanigans going on all the time. 
What is the overall feel of the community/area/base?
There are FIVE Military Installations in the Springs, so it is a very transient town.  The good news is that this also lends to a lot of support from the community.  There are always "Welcome Home Soldiers" signs everywhere, the news is flooded with support of our soldiers, and we also get some pretty good discounts ;)

I'm pretty sure that you can see how cool it is here, but if you want to know more come visit my blog!
I'd love to meet you and share experiences Military or otherwise.

Thanks for having me, Jamie! I feel so honored to have gotten to share.

If you are a military spouse and want be featured for this post, please send me an email at HandlingWithGrace {at}

Previous Posts

Camp Pendleton, CA - Michelle
Ft. Hood, TX - Alia
Ft. Stewart, GA - Victoria
Camp Pendleton, CA - Marcella
Norfolk, VA - Samatha
Ft. Lewis, WA - Martha
San Deigo, CA - April
Holloman AFB, NM - Kristi
Ft. Bliss, TX - Stephanie
Anchorage, AK - Nina
Kaneohe Bay, HI - Bri
Okinawa, Japan - Kara
Ft. Campbell, KY - Jenn
Monterey, CA - Kate 
Jacksonville, NC - Nicole
San Antonio, TX - Mrs. Duh
Ft. Drum, NY - Sarah
Pearl Harbor, HI - Lauren


  1. Love Janna! And love Colorado Springs! I was born and raised there and my parents are still there :)

  2. I love this! Colorado Springs is an area we would love to be stationed in. Thanks for sharing, Janna!

  3. Thanks again, girl! Linking back to it tomorrow!

  4. Too neat! Love hearing these expereiences even though it doesn't effect me :)

    xo Shane

  5. UMMMM I lovers you!!!! and Jamie, I LOVE This concept! SO awesome! Thank you spouses! :) xoxo

  6. Y'all are too cute. Great post!!

  7. Oww oww! Look at that snow bunny! haha jk. LOVE her!

  8. Ft carson is definitely on our list to get to at some point!

  9. gave your link to another military gal i found through a favorite blogger's website. i hope she checks you out! :) her name started with a K and was really unique...I know that's a huge help. lol


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