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  • Preparation, planning key to staying safe in severe weather

    Apr 17, 2014

    Living in the South, most people are familiar with the waves of pollen in the spring and humid heat in the summer, but it's severe weather that people need to make sure they're prepared for this season.

  • Earth Day expo highlights products, practices to help go green

    Apr 17, 2014

    April 22 will mark the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, with the Army keeping its focus on sustaining the mission to secure the future.

  • Day in the Life: Environmentalist helps Army sustain mission

    Apr 17, 2014

    For many years the Army has sought new and innovative ways to reduce its environmental boot print by turning to green and sustainable resources, and one individual is key to making that mission a success, locally.

  • CodeRED keeps installation prepared

    Apr 17, 2014

    More than four years ago, Fort Rucker teamed up with CodeRED to make sure people on the installation can stay informed with instant emergency notifications.

  • Community turns out to remember fallen heroes, support survivors

    Apr 17, 2014

    American flags adorned the roadway, and more than 300 runners and even more supporters came out to show their respect for fallen heroes and Gold Star Families during the installation's third Survivors and Fallen Heroes 5k Run and Remember April 5.

  • The Champs: 1-11th Eagles win hoops crown

    Apr 17, 2014

    Two teams took to the court to determine the winner of the 2014 Fort Rucker Intramural Post Championship game, but penalty after penalty allowed one team to walk away with the title April 3.

  • AER events put 'fun' in fundraising

    Apr 17, 2014

    Soldiers helping Soldiers is synonymous with Army Emergency Relief, but the organization's campaign is looking to make actions speak louder than words with two of its premiere events.

  • Tax center files 1,600-plus returns

    Apr 17, 2014

    Tax season has come to a close and the Fort Rucker Tax Center went above and beyond to serve Soldiers, retirees and Family members, but reminds people to prepare year round for taxes.

  • Day in the life: WOCC instructor strives to keep Army strong

    Apr 17, 2014

    For some people, becoming an instructor is more about boosting their resume and getting a distinguished badge. Some choose the path to make better Soldiers and to ensure the Army will always be strong.

  • Event helps keep environment, people safe

    Apr 17, 2014

    Some people might not realize the dangers of keeping old medications in the house or the danger of improperly disposing of them.

  • Super heroes, stormtroopers, Family fun highlight Children's Fest

    Apr 17, 2014

    Super heroes in all shapes and sizes, and a few stormtroopers, could be seen April 12 at the Fort Rucker Festival Fields as children and parents experienced a free day full of fun.

  • Game Night event places focus on Families, bonding

    Apr 17, 2014

    It's no secret that the Army looks out for its Family members, and Fort Rucker takes that to heart when putting on events to keep its Soldiers and Families happy.

  • Keep in mind: Month seeks to increase autism awareness

    Apr 17, 2014

    The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the community.

  • Outdoor recreation hosts youth fishing tournament

    Apr 17, 2014

    People are starting to hit Fort Rucker's pools and lakes as temperatures start to rise, but the installation's lakes offer one form of recreation that people can enjoy year round -- fishing.

  • Troops to Teachers program offers post-Army careers

    Apr 7, 2014

    In the coming months, an influx of Soldiers will begin the year-long process of transitioning out of the military, and one program can help Soldiers utilize Army abilities by engaging students as teachers.

  • Fort Rucker honors top professional women during ceremony

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Rucker honored its outstanding women during the 2014 Women of the Year ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum March 27.

  • Fort Rucker continues to improve SHARP program, awareness

    Apr 3, 2014

    The Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program has come far in the last few years, but continues to make strides toward a healthier and safer Army.

  • 3 brothers complete WOCC

    Apr 3, 2014

    With long hours, grueling duties and limited communication with the outside world, the Warrant Officer Career College can be considered one of the most challenging schools to complete in the Army.

  • Coffee with a Cop: Fort Rucker's finest connect with community

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Rucker's finest suited up and jumped at the chance to learn more about what's going on in their community, as well as to let people know they're there to help.

  • Children's Fest promises fun, food, fabulous egg hunt

    Apr 3, 2014

    Spring has been fickle so far this year, but that doesn't mean that the Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is putting the brakes on the 10th annual Children's Festival.

  • Fort Rucker community proclaims commitment to stopping child abuse

    Apr 3, 2014

    Oftentimes, child abuse goes unreported and unresolved, and unnecessary suffering can be experienced, but Fort Rucker and the Army are trying to make a change by increasing awareness and resolving to stamp it out in the community.

  • Playoffs: Get Down & Lay Down edges past Eagles

    Apr 3, 2014

    With only a few games remaining in the 2014 Intramural Basketball season, two top teams went head-to-head to fight for a spot in the finals, but one team was sent packing as another triumphed.

  • ACU with permethrin: New policy allows profiles for pregnant Soldiers

    Apr 3, 2014

    Female Soldiers who are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant or are post-partum and nursing now have the option to wear Army Combat Uniforms without permethrin, the insect repellent ACUs are treated with, where the probability of insect-borne diseases is low.

  • SHARP: No tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2014

    Sometimes people inadvertently do something that is not acceptable, and other times they purposefully harm others, but no matter what the case, the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program aims to eliminate sexual harassment and assault from the Army.

  • New command team assumes lead of Aviation, USAACE, Fort Rucker

    Mar 28, 2014

    Hundreds of Soldiers stood in formation as members of the Fort Rucker and Wiregrass communities looked on to welcome a new command team to the installation.

  • Day in the Life: ATC keeps Aviators flying above the best

    Mar 28, 2014

    He calmly calls out to Firebird 69 and soon the Apache pulls off Lane No. 1. He checks the sky for the fifth time in a minute, out of habit even though he knows nothing will be there, just in case anything might hinder the bird's takeoff.

  • NCOA gives back to community

    Mar 28, 2014

    Life as a Soldier is about commitment in service to one's nation, and Soldiers of Fort Rucker's NCO Academy makes sure to extend that service to their local community.

  • Fort Rucker agency, event support Gold Star Families

    Mar 28, 2014

    It can be a hard thing watching a loved one join the military during wartime and departing to serve the country in a faraway land.

  • Skate Park: Youth center rolls out new facility

    Mar 28, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Youth Center added a skate park to its ever-increasing offering of activities for the installation's youth March 24.

  • Boot Camp: Fitness program switches things up

    Mar 28, 2014

    Finding a time to get a work out in can be challenging, especially in military life, but Fort Rucker's fitness centers are making it easier for people to find a way to work it into their schedule.

  • Lyster opens service center as TRICARE walk-ins end April 1

    Mar 28, 2014

    Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries, who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, walk-in services at the Lyster Army Health Clinic TRICARE Service Center will no longer be available as of April 1.

  • 160th SOAR CW5s, of Black Hawk Down legacy, retire

    Mar 28, 2014

    As the A Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment hangar began to fill with people March 21, it was clear this wasn't just another retirement ceremony.

  • Ask, Care, Escort: Soldiers attend intervention course

    Mar 21, 2014

    Although the amount of suicides in the Army decreased from 2012 to 2013, according to the Department of Defense, the sergeant major of the Army has said that the Army's mission to eliminate suicide isn't complete until no lives are lost.

  • Fort Rucker teacher selected to pilot Engineering Adventures program

    Mar 21, 2014

    A fifth grade language arts teacher and Engineering Club director at Fort Rucker Elementary School has been selected to pilot an afterschool engineering program, Engineering Adventures, for the nationally renowned Engineering is Elementary with the Boston Museum of Science.

  • Army ACAP director visits

    Mar 21, 2014

    The Army Career and Alumni Program exists to help Soldiers and their Families transition into civilian life, and the Army's transition assistance program director said there is only one thing Soldiers need to remember when it comes to going to ACAP -- go early and go often.

  • Day in the Life: HOST instructors teach lifelong skills

    Mar 21, 2014

    Many people are familiar with aircraft-crash-water training from movies such as "An Officer and a Gentleman," and although the training has changed drastically over the last 30 years, instructors are still teaching potential Aviators skills they can take with them in their daily lives.

  • Coffee with a Cop: Forum gives community a voice

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Police officers and first responders are out to make sure the installation remains a safe community for its Army Families, but without input, the community's concerns can go on unknown.

  • Vet clinic: Pet ownership comes with responsibilities

    Mar 21, 2014

    Military Families' four-legged counterparts take the stresses of military life in stride, but there are things people can do to make sure their furry Family members are well taken care of.

  • Back to future at Camp Rucker

    Mar 21, 2014

    Once upon a time, Fort Rucker was a military camp, home to all sorts of Soldiers of different occupations, but with the passing of time and the ever-changing Army, it was renamed Fort Rucker in the 1940s. But it is the old-school camp that the school age center is reviving for its spring break events March 24-28.

  • Readiness course assists with job hunt

    Mar 21, 2014

    Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, once said that change is the only constant in life, and it was Louis Pasteur who is quoted as saying, "Fortune favors the prepared mind." Anyone affiliated with military service understands the truth in these shreds of wisdom.

  • Lifeguard classes set people on course for jobs

    Mar 21, 2014

    The chill of winter is fading fast and many people are eager to hit the water, and Fort Rucker Aquatics is offering spring lifeguard courses for a job opportunity with high responsibility.

  • Read Across America Week helps students learn to love reading

    Mar 14, 2014

    Most agree that reading is one of the most important things learned in grade school, but once adults, many people lose their love of the written word.

  • Fort Rucker employee earns national recognition

    Mar 14, 2014

    When his country called, he answered, and although he has seen the good and the bad of what the Army can offer a Soldier, he would jump at the chance to be a Soldier again if it was an option.

  • Mentor ride helps riders brush up on skills, stay Army safe

    Mar 14, 2014

    It's that time of year again when motorcycle riders are dusting off their bikes after a long winter and getting back on the roads, but it's safety first for Fort Rucker's riders.

  • Eye on the Sky: Weather ops helps keep Rucker flying

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort Rucker's skies are filled with helicopters and the familiar sound of rotor blades chopping through the air, but those birds would be in trouble if it weren't for an integral part of Army Aviation -- weather operations.

  • Veterinarian: Changes mean fewer appointments, better care

    Mar 14, 2014

    Thank you all for allowing the Fort Rucker Veterinarian Treatment Facility to take care of your four legged furry friends' needs. We understand they are members of your Family and we want to make sure they receive the proper care necessary to stay healthy.

  • Job Hunt: Flexibility a key to success

    Mar 14, 2014

    Are you approaching the end of your military career? Do you have one more move left in you? If you do, you may see that, despite current economic conditions, there are still plenty of jobs out there waiting for you.

  • Tax center continues to provide assistance

    Mar 14, 2014

    With the end of tax season approaching, some people might need all the help they can get to get their returns in on time, and the Fort Rucker Tax Center is making it even easier for single Soldiers to file their taxes for free.

  • Girls Night Out event described as 'amazing', 'considerate', 'entertaining'

    Mar 14, 2014

    Girls Night Out, a veteran event hosted each fall and spring by the Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, was a hit once again with patrons describing the fun as "amazing," "considerate" and "entertaining."

  • Opportunities, deals abound at annual Travel Extravaganza

    Mar 14, 2014

    With more than 1,000 people packing into The Landing's ballroom March 5 to seek out deals for spring and summer vacations, organizers of Fort Rucker Leisure Travel Service's 26th annual Travel Extravaganza said the event went smoothly and beautifully.

  • Basketball season heats up as teams prepare for playoffs

    Mar 14, 2014

    With just weeks left in the Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball regular season, teams are bringing their A-game and competition is tightening up as they set their eyes on the prize.

  • Soldiers compete for top honors

    Mar 6, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers from Across Army Aviation came to Fort Rucker to brave physical endurance tests, mental challenges and academic examinations for one of Aviation's top honors, but only three had what it takes to come out on top.

  • AER fundraising campaign kicks off to help Soldiers

    Mar 6, 2014

    Soldiers can always be counted on to be self reliant, but sometimes it's necessary to ask for help, especially during emergencies and hard times.

  • Over the top: District names local teacher best

    Mar 6, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Soldiers always strive to be high above the best. The same goes for its civilian employees, and one such employee soared over the competition last month when she competed for the Department of Defense Education Activity Teacher of the Year.

  • The career technical training track: What's in it for you?

    Mar 6, 2014

    Beginning a new career as a civilian employee when leaving the military can be filled with exciting opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

  • Luncheon celebrates unity

    Mar 6, 2014

    As African-American History Month came to a close, Fort Rucker honored African Americans who have made an impact on American history with a luncheon to celebrate what any observance strives for -- unity.

  • Day in the life: Rucker vet balances work life, motherhood

    Mar 6, 2014

    Juggling work and Family is a struggle that most members of the Army Family know all too well, but one Fort Rucker veterinarian makes sure that her job in the workplace doesn't interfere with her job as a mom at home.

  • Fort Rucker hosts Right Arm Night

    Mar 6, 2014

    Work and personal relationships are normally two entities people are encouraged to keep separate, but in the Army both relationships are melded to create a cohesive bond that helps Soldiers better serve their country.

  • Primary school works to keep deployed parents, students in touch

    Mar 6, 2014

    Being deployed is a possibility that every Soldier prepares for as soon as they sign their military service contract. And although they know it may be coming, it does not make it any easier once separated from Family, especially small children.

  • ACS conducts needs assessment survey to ensure customers have a voice

    Mar 6, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, in partnership with Installation Management Command G9 Marketing Research and Analysis, will be launching the Army Community Service Needs Assessment Survey now through April 30 at Fort Rucker.

  • Community yard sale helps people buy, sell household items

    Mar 6, 2014

    People can get the jump on spring cleaning as the winter blues blow away by taking part in the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's community-wide yard sale.

  • Lyster helps TRICARE for Life beneficiaries move to pilot program

    Mar 6, 2014

    Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy has taken steps within the last two years that will help make the newly-mandated TRICARE for Life pilot program easier on its beneficiaries.

  • Eagles soar over competition, 85-36, set sights on repeat championship

    Mar 6, 2014

    The Eagles soared over Guns and Hoses during an intramural basketball game at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center March 4.

  • 5th AR runners win supporting local cancer charity 5K

    Feb 27, 2014

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 360th Regiment, Task Force Rough Rider, 5th Armored Brigade, participated in the inaugural Race for Care 5K here Feb. 16, with one Soldier finishing with the overall first place trophy.

  • CASCOM commander returns home, shares personal insights with high school students

    Feb 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, shared his thoughts and personal insights with students at Greensville County High School in Emporia, Va., Feb. 24.

  • Fort Rucker names Hanchey AH-64 hangar after Aviators lost in battle

    Feb 27, 2014

    Flying as the trail aircraft on a reconnaissance mission in 2007 in Iraq, two Army Aviators led their team out of an apparent ambush as they came under a hailstorm of machine-gun fire.

  • New facility meets requirements for all helicopters

    Feb 27, 2014

    Hanchey Army Heliport on Fort Rucker opened a new state-of-the-art AH-64 Maintenance Hangar Feb. 20 during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony to honor two fallen Soldiers.

  • Fort Rucker kicks off AER fundraising

    Feb 27, 2014

    Soldiers helping Soldiers has always been Army Emergency Relief's goal in everything it does, and this year's campaign is no different.

  • Shine On: Students prep for test success

    Feb 27, 2014

    It always feels good to be recognized for a job well done, but students at Fort Rucker Elementary School were rewarded last week before they were even able to prove their greatness.

  • Higher calling: Family life chaplain called to heal, offer guidance

    Feb 27, 2014

    Eight years ago, Chaplain (Capt.) Troy Allan, Fort Rucker Family Life Chaplain, reported for his first day of his new job as an Army chaplain, and since he answered that higher calling to help others, he has spent it doing nothing less.

  • Volunteer recognition deadline approaches

    Feb 27, 2014

    Contributions from volunteers enrich the Fort Rucker community, and make activities and resources available that may not otherwise exist, and programs that benefit the most from volunteers' dedication to the installation want to make sure that their deeds do not go unnoticed.

  • Health, fashion, beauty and more on tap at Girls Night Out

    Feb 27, 2014

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites women to enjoy the seventh bi-annual Girls Night Out at the ballroom in The Landing March 7 from 6-9 p.m.

  • New fitness center classes keep workouts fresh

    Feb 27, 2014

    Workouts can often become monotonous and repetitive, and that's why Fort Rucker's fitness centers are making sure to find exciting new ways to keep workouts fresh.

  • 164th TAOG Soldiers return to Family after 6-month deployment

    Feb 20, 2014

    Close to 20 Soldiers were met with cheers, hugs and tears of joy as they returned to Fort Rucker from a nearly six-month deployment.

  • Fort Rucker community gathers for National Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 20, 2014

    Members of the Fort Rucker community came together at The Landing Feb. 13 for the annual National Prayer Breakfast to pray for the nation, the American Soldier and Family, and Fort Rucker.

  • ATS employee earns FORSCOM honors

    Feb 20, 2014

    It's one thing to earn an award at a local level, but one of Fort Rucker's own went above and beyond to be recognized as one of the top in all of the U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • The eyes have it: Optometrist strives to keep community seeing clearly

    Feb 20, 2014

    Saint Jerome once said that the face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes, without speaking, confess the secrets of the heart. But, unlike Saint Jerome, one Fort Rucker doctor is more interested in the eyes themselves, not their secrets.

  • Travel Extravaganza offers options for all tastes, budgets

    Feb 20, 2014

    Whether it's a staycation or a 14-day cruise to Alaska, the Fort Rucker Leisure Travel Service's 26th annual Travel Extravaganza will surely offer something for everyone looking for the perfect vacation for their Family and budget needs.

  • Military Saves Week: Counselors help Soldiers make most of money

    Feb 20, 2014

    For the past couple of years, there has been a bit of discussion in the media about how Americans are not saving much money.

  • Lyster makes exceptional Family member processing user friendly

    Feb 20, 2014

    Soldiers coming to Lyster Army Health Clinic to obtain signatures on their Exceptional Family Member Program paperwork for in or out processing can now look forward to a smoother process.

  • Iron Aviator: Soldiers compete for coveted title

    Feb 20, 2014

    The sun hadn't yet melted the frost that gripped the installation, but students of the Aviation Captains Career Course were up early to compete for one of Fort Rucker's most coveted titles.

  • Youth sports seeks coaches

    Feb 20, 2014

    The youth sports program on Fort Rucker offers children an outlet for competition and the opportunity to learn valuable life lessons, but the program wouldn't have legs to stand on if it weren't for one of its fundamental assets -- volunteer coaches.

  • Aviation leaders target future, sustainment

    Feb 13, 2014

    More than 150 senior leaders returned to the home of Army Aviation at Fort Rucker Feb. 3-6 to chart the Branch's future.

  • AAAA issues top honors to Aviation units, people

    Feb 13, 2014

    Hundreds came together at the U.S Army Aviation Museum during the Senior Leaders' Dinner to honor Army Aviation Soldiers receiving recognition during the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America National Function Awards ceremony Feb. 5.

  • Gold Star Families: Fort Rucker hosts survivors for tour

    Feb 13, 2014

    Most of the time, flight students are the ones receiving simulator briefs, but on Feb. 8, 19 Families were honored when they received private Warrior Hall tours as part of a celebration to recognize Gold Star Families from the region -- a designation given to spouses, parents and other relatives of fallen service members.

  • Post mail carriers strive on

    Feb 13, 2014

    Nearly half the day was gone, but the postal clerks at the Fort Rucker Postal Center were not nearly finished completing inspections and putting postage on mail of the nearly 400 envelopes and magazines that were waiting for their attention Feb. 6.

  • Program offers child care, career opportunity

    Feb 13, 2014

    For busy and working Families, Fort Rucker's Family Child Care program offers a way for parents to find quality child care providers who welcome children into their homes, and also a career opportunity for those looking for a job.

  • Students learn importance of exercise, diet, oral hygiene

    Feb 13, 2014

    Often in this growing age of technology and fast food, children as young as 3 are becoming obese.

  • Heart Health: Small steps now stave off future problems

    Feb 13, 2014

    Even though February is the shortest of all the months, it's still enough time to make some big improvements to your heart health.

  • Gym Rat: Program offers motivation, T-shirts, healthy lifestyle

    Feb 13, 2014

    Many people say that the hardest part about working out is finding the motivation to get up and do it, but a new, free program is trying to help by providing a little push to help get in shape.

  • Bragging rights: 1-145th wins battalion football tournament

    Feb 13, 2014

    Although football season is officially over, four battalions went head-to-head over the course of three days and fought to be named the Army Sports Program Battalion Football Tournament champion on Fort Rucker.

  • Instructor pilot earns Broken Wing Award

    Feb 6, 2014

    As a flight crew flew a routine mission overseas, a loud bang was heard and the Black Hawk flown by one of Fort Rucker's own began to shake violently as it started to drop out of the sky, but an extraordinary Aviator's actions saved the lives of himself and three others, earning him an award that's rarity is matched only by his heroic actions.

  • Fort Rucker event honors African-American heritage

    Feb 6, 2014

    The Army considers the diversity within its ranks a strength, and Fort Rucker recognized the contributions and accomplishments of its African-American members during the African-American History kickoff event at the post exchange Jan. 31.

  • Tax center opens, offers free service

    Feb 6, 2014

    Death and taxes are said by some to be the only two guarantees in life, and while Fort Rucker can't aid people on their quest for immortality, the installation does have a way for Soldiers and Family members to get their taxes done professionally -- for free.

  • How to market your most important product -- yourself

    Feb 6, 2014

    Have you bought a new car lately? If so, you may have fond memories of being bombarded by salespeople wanting to help you select a vehicle. There's even a good possibility that you just went to look, but still ended up driving a new vehicle home.

  • Soldiers visit veterans in Tuskegee

    Feb 6, 2014

    From sergeants major to young NCOs, a group of Fort Rucker Soldiers went the extra mile Jan. 31 to make sure a group of veterans had a little extra to get them through the weekend -- by lending a helping hand and providing a listening ear.

  • Program connects Soldiers, helps prevent assaults

    Feb 6, 2014

    Better Empowered Soldiers Today seeks to empower participants through opportunities to connect Soldiers and make them feel more in control of their lives, which program developers hope will help reduce sexual assault and harassment on the installation.

  • Valentine's Day: Something for everyone

    Feb 6, 2014

    Celebrating Valentine's Day isn't just for newlyweds, shy high school students and new couples in the mushy stage of love -- everyone can board the love train because Fort Rucker has numerous activities planned for everyone in love, whether that love is for mom and dad, husband and wife, or friends.

  • Dermatology consult services coming to Lyster

    Feb 6, 2014

    In an effort to improve the patient experience, Lyster Army Health Clinic will soon offer dermatology consults.

  • Fort Rucker fitness centers offer motivational run, walk program

    Feb 6, 2014

    Of the many fitness programs offered on post, one free program that has been around for a while is just starting to pick up traction.

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