Fort Carson, 4th ID Leaders Kick Off 80th AER Campaign

Uniformed Army official signs a poster.
Amber Martin | Fort Carson Garrison Public Affairs Office | March 16, 2022

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Leadership changed tactics at the monthly Community Information Exchange (CIE) by embedding the housing town hall March 16, 2022, at the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center.

Fort Carson and 4th Infantry Division leaders, housing management and residents attended the event which kicked off the 80th Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign, introduced Community Life NCOs (CLNCOs) and the Fort Carson Family Homes (FCFH) team, and highlighted Child Abuse Prevention Month.

After Maj. Gen. David M. Hodne, commanding general, 4th Inf. Div. and Fort Carson, shared his opening remarks, Fred Lewis, AER officer, Army Community Service (ACS), appealed to leaders to share the story of AER.

“Our story is 80 years of Soldiers taking care of Soldiers,” Lewis said.

The Army and Fort Carson’s goal this year is to have a 25% participation rate from Soldiers and the community. Last year, Fort Carson Soldiers donated approximately $103,000 and AER provided approximately $644,000 back in loans and grants.

Fort Carson and 4th Inf. Div. are working hard to highlight programs available to Soldiers and Families to help navigate the everyday stresses of life including finances and parenting.

For more information about the housing quarterly update visit the CIE housing town hall at