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  • Lundy promoted to major general

    Jul 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general was promoted to major general during a ceremony July 22 in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • New commissary on track for June

    Jul 24, 2014

    The walls and roof have gone up and the foundation has been poured, but it will still be a bit of a wait before the new commissary on Ruf Avenue will open for customers.

  • Pharmacy reopens inside clinic

    Jul 24, 2014

    It's been more than a year since the pharmacy at Lyster Army Health Clinic relocated to its temporary location, but it has finally made the move back into the clinic to better serve patients with its new, state-of-the-art facility.

  • Air Traffic, Air Space course graduates largest class

    Jul 24, 2014

    One of the newest military occupation specialties in Army Aviation graduated its largest class July 21, signaling new interest in an important role in air traffic control.

  • ACS survey results assess needs of community

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Army Community Service Needs Assessment Survey results are in, and officials say the results were no surprise.

  • Renters beware: Remain vigilant while house hunting

    Jul 24, 2014

    Just about every renter has a story, and many don't end so well. Some renters end up paying for repairs, losing their deposits, running into scams on-line and hashing things out in small claims court. To be sure, landlords have their own horror stories about tenants. But Van Danford, chief of housing, wants to share some expert tips for would-be renters that could prove beneficial in the long run.

  • Lemon Lot offers deals on wheels, boats, more

    Jul 24, 2014

    The hassle and stress of buying and selling big-ticket items can be overwhelming, but Fort Rucker's Lemon Lot helps to alleviate that strain, and may leave patrons with a feeling that is more sweet than sour.

  • No horsing around: Ongoing renovations create riding stables clubhouse

    Jul 24, 2014

    Where a once dilapidated building stood, now stands a freshly renovated symbol of renewal at the Fort Rucker Riding Stables.

  • Roller derby: North Georgia takes down Bollweevil Bruisers

    Jul 24, 2014

    They still skate under wild names, stop opponents with booty blocks and laugh off rink rash, but the local Enterprise roller derby team -- primarily made up of military spouses and active-duty Soldiers -- was ready to rumble July 19 against the North Georgia Roller Girls in a bout at the Enterprise Fun Factory.

  • Lyster staff encourages immunization

    Jul 24, 2014

    Although summer vacation is still in full swing, the Lyster Army Health Clinic Immunization Clinic staff is asking parents to start thinking about their child's immunizations a little earlier this year.

  • SECDEF visits Fort Rucker: 1-on-1 Q&A with Chuck Hagel

    Jul 17, 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the home of Army Aviation July 10 and took time to speak with senior leaders, visit and hold a question-and-answer session with hundreds of Soldiers and discuss the Army Aviation Restructure Initiative.

  • iWATCH promotes awareness effort

    Jul 17, 2014

    When it comes to the safety and security of people on Fort Rucker, law enforcement can only do so much, so one program encourages people to keep a watchful eye for suspicious activity.

  • New school year: Parent, student participation vital to 'fantastic' experience

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Rucker Elementary School officials are ready to welcome students back to school Aug. 5, and even though teachers return July 31 there is much to do before the bells ring to begin class.

  • Veterinary facility reiterates changes

    Jul 17, 2014

    Thank you Fort Rucker Family for allowing us to continue to serve you and your pets. I hope all is well and you all had a great July 4. This letter is to reiterate changes that have been implemented from higher headquarters for all military veterinary treatment facilities that are also affecting the Fort Rucker VTF.

  • Dinner-and-a-movie: Post theater offers something old, new

    Jul 17, 2014

    It has been a little less than a year since the Fort Rucker Post Theater reopened its doors after a complete digital renovation, and theater officials are finding innovative ways to fulfill the needs of the community's movie goers.

  • A horse is a horse but riding stables is one of a kind

    Jul 17, 2014

    Many Army garrisons have conveniently located horse stables with a variety of equestrian services, and while some offer guided trail and pony rides others offer stall and pasture board, but none of them offer the amount of services that Fort Rucker does.

  • Body Mechanics offers retreat from stress

    Jul 17, 2014

    The stress of Army life, whether for Soldiers, Family members or the civilian workforce, can become overwhelming, but Fort Rucker offers a way that people on the installation can pamper themselves and find relief.

  • Great outdoors: Programs keep wounded warriors active

    Jul 17, 2014

    Outdoor recreation has a number of ways for people on the installation to take to the outdoors, and Fort Rucker makes sure that wounded warriors aren't left out when it comes to taking on the wilderness.

  • For Freedom: Wiregrass celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Thousands flocked to Fort Rucker's festival fields from all across the South to celebrate the nation's Independence Day during this year's Wiregrass Freedom Fest July 3.

  • New home: Lyster pharmacy closes for move

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will close temporarily from July 16-20 to move to its new, permanent location inside the clinic.

  • ACLC welcomes new commander

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center Logistics Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony July 1 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Expert advises: Make job fairs pay off

    Jul 11, 2014

    Have you ever contemplated attending a job fair but thought, "Why bother? It's only a waste of my time." Well, you are not alone.

  • Safety first: Fort Rucker continues to emphasize motorcycle safety awareness

    Jul 11, 2014

    Soldiers thinking about hitting the road on two wheels or buying a motorcycle need to make safety Priority No. 1, according to Fort Rucker officials.

  • Absentee voting easy, important for Soldiers, Families

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many myths and untruths that surround absentee voting, which sometimes discourage Soldiers and their Families from participating in an important aspect of American democracy, but one Fort Rucker official's mission is to make sure everyone gets the information they need to exercise their right to vote while away from home.

  • Arts and Crafts Center's products, services help people de-stress, learn hobbies

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many ways people can learn new things and decompress after a hard day and the Fort Rucker Arts and Crafts Center's mission is to help people learn multiple skills and find peace of mind through crafts.

  • DFMWR photo scavenger hunt offers fun, prizes

    Jul 11, 2014

    Posting photos to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on the Internet is a popular way many people choose to show friends and Family fun and interesting activities that are going on in their lives, and Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is jumping on the bandwagon.

  • Shut down: Outcast defeats Plug Uglies, 11-0

    Jul 11, 2014

    While the rest of the world sat amazed at Germany's triumphant 7-1 victory over Brazil in the World Cup, some of Fort Rucker's finest were busy in a heated competition of their own.

  • USAACE welcomes deputy to commanding general

    Jul 7, 2014

    Fort Rucker welcomed a new deputy to the commanding general during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 27.

  • Army Aeromedical Center, Lyster AHC welcomes new commander

    Jul 7, 2014

    The No. 1-ranked medical facility in U.S. Army Medical Command welcomed a new commander as Fort Rucker bid farewell to one of its most familiar faces.

  • Air Traffic Services Command, 164th TAOG welcomes new commander

    Jul 7, 2014

    Friends, Family and coworkers arrived in droves June 25 to welcome the new commander of the Air Traffic Services Command and 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group and to bid farewell to the outgoing senior officer.

  • 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment welcomes new command team

    Jul 7, 2014

    A centuries-old tradition was carried out on Howze Field in a change of command and responsibility ceremony for the Squared Away unit June 25.

  • Army transitions from ACAP to Soldier for Life

    Jul 7, 2014

    The Army's Human Resources Command recently announced that the Army Career and Alumni Program has changed names effective immediately to Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program.

  • Customer feedback drives Fort Rucker services

    Jul 7, 2014

    Customer feedback is a way for people to stay connected and improve the services and products that they care so much about, and providing that kind of feedback is no different when it comes to improving the community that so many Soldiers and Families call home.

  • Lending Hangar ready to help those PCSing in, out

    Jul 7, 2014

    There is a service in the Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 5700, that is here to help Soldiers and Families out in the busy permanent change of station season.

  • Day in the Life: Library chief keeps knowledge flowing to Soldiers

    Jul 7, 2014

    Many people driving down Ruf Avenue might pass the Aviation Technical Library and the Aviation Learning Center in Bldg. 9204 and think that the facility is only for flight school students, but officials there want people to know that is "simply not so."

  • Swift and Deadly stomps Lowe Ballers in softball

    Jul 7, 2014

    As the Fort Rucker Intramural Softball regular season winds down, teams are going head to head to fight for a spot in the championship, and one team is looking to secure its spot at the top.

  • Summer nutrition: Healthy eating a Family affair

    Jul 7, 2014

    School is out for the summer and that means more meals are being made at home. This summer, try new recipes with your children and even have them help in the kitchen to encourage healthy eating choices.

  • Silver Wings Band plans spectacular show for Freedom Fest

    Jun 27, 2014

    Freedom Fest is right around the corner with its enticing funnel cakes, bouncy houses and fireworks show, and the musical aspect of the day is warming up horns and drums to ensure the show is one to remember.

  • NCOA instructor earns Order of Saint Michael

    Jun 27, 2014

    Before he said farewell to friends and coworkers, an NCO Academy instructor received the bronze Order of Saint Michael award June 20.

  • Post run highlights safety, health

    Jun 27, 2014

    Fort Rucker leadership wants to highlight health and safety during the Fourth of July weekend and it's hosting a post run as a way to kick off the festivities.

  • Officials urge watchful eye on personal information

    Jun 27, 2014

    Although there are many ways to protect one's personally identifiable information, such as companies or organizations that will keep a watchful eye on PII, Fort Rucker officials want to remind people that responsibility still falls on the individual.

  • USAARL researcher's sensory science efforts make a difference

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Army uses all types of technology to better the Soldier, but that technology must start from somewhere, and one researcher at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory is making it his mission to make a difference.

  • Outdoor recreation offers variety of activities on Fort Rucker

    Jun 27, 2014

    Summer is in full swing, and Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of activities to keep people going throughout the season.

  • Triathlon: Fort Rucker event tests 'Army Strong'

    Jun 27, 2014

    Fort Rucker held its annual Army Strong Triathlon June 21 on West Beach at Lake Tholocco where competitors swam, biked and ran to show their prowess as triathletes.

  • Above the Best: Aviator flourishes on All-Army Triathlon Team

    Jun 27, 2014

    Second Lt. Justine Emge, D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, represented the Army, May 31, 2014, at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, as she competed in the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship for the All-Army Triathlon Team.

  • 1-13th Avn. Regt. welcomes new command team

    Jun 19, 2014

    A centuries-old tradition was carried out on Howze Field in a change of command and responsibility ceremony for the Swift and Deadly unit June 13.

  • Air Force 23rd Flying Training Squadron welcomes new commander

    Jun 19, 2014

    Friends, Family and coworkers showed up in droves June 13 to welcome the new commander of the Air Force 23rd Flying Training Squadron.

  • Author, expert, survivor shares experience with garrison workforce

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker is always looking to improve its efficiency, whether it's the best way to train Aviators or use resources wisely, and the recent Garrison Planning Forum served as a valuable tool to help the installation improve its workforce.

  • Teamwork, collaboration lead to success

    Jun 19, 2014

    Many installations struggle towards a successful relationship between those who want to sustain or enhance natural resources and those who consume or have a direct impact on the training lands.

  • Army Emergency Relief raises more than $122,000

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker once again proved it knows how to give to those in need as the local 2014 Army Emergency Relief Campaign closed after raising more than $122,000.

  • Officials give community a voice through survey

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Community Health Promotion Council is giving the community a voice by hosting a needs assessment survey, and there is still time for people to submit their opinions.

  • Gunnery Branch hosts target demonstration

    Jun 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Gunnery Branch recently updated its gunnery manual to include new requirements regarding maritime and overwater training.

  • USAARL hosts area youth in summer program

    Jun 19, 2014

    There are many ways for children to learn, whether it's in the classroom or at home, but the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory provides a platform for children to learn through interaction and hands-on experience.

  • Written in Stone: Museum places bricks to recognize contributions

    Jun 19, 2014

    Soldiers -- past, present and future -- who want to immortalize their contribution to Army Aviation, or others who'd simply like to see their names etched in stone at the U.S Army Aviation Museum, are invited to purchase commemorative bricks that are featured on a new walkway at the museum's entrance.

  • Diamond duel: Plug Uglies take down Dustoff, 15-4

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker's intramural softball season is well under way and teams are fighting for a shot at the championship, and the Plug Uglies have the crown in their sights.

  • Lyster pharmacy increases formulary, capacity for retirees' prescriptions

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy has expanded its medication list over the past three years to better serve its retiree population and make filling prescriptions even easier.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Army birthday with events, parade

    Jun 13, 2014

    The Army is celebrating its 239th birthday June 14, and Fort Rucker is getting in on the celebration.

  • 93rd Signal deems Fort Rucker Network Enterprise Center best

    Jun 13, 2014

    When it comes to winning awards, Fort Rucker is no stranger to the feat, and the installation's Network Enterprise Center continues that commitment to excellence with its most recent win.

  • Latest SHARP training seeks to find middle ground

    Jun 13, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program has taken many avenues to educate Army workers and Soldiers and to raise awareness about sexual violence, but a new program sought to bridge the gap between troop generations.

  • Transitioning: Benefits to starting ACAP early

    Jun 13, 2014

    Congress has given the authority for transitioning Soldiers who have served a minimum of 180 days on active duty to begin using Army Career and Alumni Program services 18 months prior to their expiration term of service and two years prior to their retirement date.

  • Health smart: Commissary hosts Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker is always looking to help its citizens get in shape by promoting a healthy lifestyle, and the installation continued that effort with a festival to highlight healthy living choices Friday-Sunday.

  • Day in the Life: ATC Students keep eyes on the sky

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker's skies are filled with the familiar sound of rotor blades chopping through the air, but without air traffic controllers on the ground, those birds might be in for a rough ride.

  • National colors returned to 145th

    Jun 13, 2014

    After 42 years, a part of the unit's heritage was returned to 1-145th Aviation Regiment.

  • Children use all senses to learn life lessons at Vacation Bible School

    Jun 13, 2014

    Children of all ages on Fort Rucker got the chance to learn life lessons on a biblical scale at this year's Fort Rucker Vacation Bible School at the Spiritual Life Center.

  • Paws to read: Center Library kicks off summer reading program

    Jun 13, 2014

    There are many summer sports activities that children can get involved in before school begins in the fall, but one program on post seeks to improve children's minds.

  • Tryouts in full swing for running team

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker has one of the top running teams in the country, placing second in its division last year in the Army 10-Miler, and the team is looking for recruits to fill out its ranks.

  • Lyster explains why primary care managers may change

    Jun 13, 2014

    If you have ever gotten a letter from your military treatment facility stating that your primary care manager has changed, you may have felt frustrated and upset about seeing a new doctor.

  • Setting traps: Army invention helps prevent mosquito-borne disease

    Jun 13, 2014

    It took more than 20 years, but a device invented by Army entomologists to control the population of mosquitoes that carry diseases is now available to installations.

  • 'Fast and Furious' Soldiers return to Family, friends

    Jun 5, 2014

    Latishya Walk, Soldier and Army spouse, welcomed home her husband after nine months apart early June 3 along with nine other Families who were gathered at Wings Chapel to welcome home Soldiers from the 597th Ordnance Maintenance Company.

  • Garrison welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jun 5, 2014

    Fort Rucker Soldiers, civilians and Family members turned out in force to welcome the garrison's new command sergeant major and bid farewell to the outgoing senior NCO June 3 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Freedom Fest: Fort Rucker readies to host July 4 celebration

    Jun 5, 2014

    Fort Rucker is gearing up for one of the installation's biggest celebrations of the year as officials expect people to once again come out by the thousands to celebrate the nation's independence.

  • 'Sky warriors' reunite during anniversary

    Jun 5, 2014

    The weekend of May 16-18 brought some legendary sky warriors back home to Fort Rucker for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Reunion.

  • Day in the Life: Manager ensures hazardous waste safety

    Jun 5, 2014

    Fort Rucker residents don't have to worry about anthropomorphic, crime-fighting turtles popping out of the sewers anytime soon because the installation keeps a tight lid on its hazardous waste.

  • Students celebrate last day of class

    Jun 5, 2014

    School may be out for the summer for Fort Rucker schools, but teachers and students are both happy and sad with upcoming transitions, additions and changes.

  • Fort Rucker officials stress importance of preparedness

    Jun 5, 2014

    Although this year's hurricane season is expected to be mild, it only takes one big storm to wreak havoc on coastal states, and Fort Rucker officials remind people that preparation is key.

  • Program offers building blocks to success

    Jun 5, 2014

    When starting a small business, the journey to success could be a road that's hard to travel, but Fort Rucker's Army Community Service is offering a service to help budding entrepreneurs find their way.

  • Soldiers, civilians sling paint to relieve stress

    Jun 5, 2014

    Adrenaline junkies are often searching for the next thing to get their rush, and Fort Rucker is offering one way for Soldiers and civilians to get their fill using strategy and tactics.

  • Festival helps Families shop smart, healthy

    Jun 5, 2014

    The Army knows that keeping an active lifestyle is key to staying healthy, but there's more to healthy living than just exercise.

  • Remembering fallen heroes: Hundreds pay respects to nation's fallen

    May 29, 2014

    Since its inception in 1868, borne out of the Civil War, Memorial Day has served as a day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States, and Fort Rucker is no exception when it comes to showing honors.

  • German liaison captain makes life-saving move

    May 29, 2014

    Soldiers are considered by many to be heroes for what they do defending the country, but it was a typical lunch that caused one Fort Rucker Soldier to be considered a hero to a local woman.

  • Vacation Bible School: Children learn through hands-on experience

    May 29, 2014

    Learning through interaction is the focus of Fort Rucker's Vacation Bible School, as children will learn through hands-on experiences to create lasting memories.

  • Day in the Life: Soldier strives to inspire others

    May 29, 2014

    Before the sun stretches its rays over the horizon each morning, more than 160 students at the NCO Academy are lined up ready to take on the day.

  • Child passenger safety certification available

    May 29, 2014

    Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that highway deaths over the past five years remain at historic lows, Fort Rucker doesn't slow down its efforts in traffic safety, especially when children are involved.

  • Hidden Treasures: Thrift Shop offers more than clothes

    May 29, 2014

    Many people might have a preconceived idea of what a second-hand store has to offer, but the Fort Rucker's Thrift Shop breaks all the stereotypes.

  • Families horse around at riding stables

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Child Development Center is always looking for ways to enrich the lives of the children they look after, and one way they're doing that is by sharing a love of animals.

  • Class teaches new form of communication

    May 29, 2014

    Raising a newborn or toddler can be frustrating and exhausting at times, but Fort Rucker Army Community Service offered a new way for parents to communicate with their children May 22.

  • No clubs necessary for growing sport of disc golf

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Silver Wings Golf Course is one of the installation's most-frequented recreational hot spots, but there is another more non-traditional course that people can transfer some of their golf skills to.

  • WOCC senior staff training opens doors with Navy

    May 22, 2014

    There are several joint forces training centers around the U.S., and even though Fort Rucker is not one of them, a fair share of Airmen, Sailors and Marines can be seen on the installation from time to time.

  • Needs assessment survey gives people a voice

    May 22, 2014

    It's not often that people get a chance to take their issues directly to senior leadership, but Fort Rucker's Community Health Promotion Council is giving its community a voice to do just that.

  • Youth represents Fort Rucker at competition

    May 22, 2014

    There is no age limit when it comes to going above the best, and one Fort Rucker youth proved that through her volunteer efforts.

  • Reunion success thanks to 1-13th volunteers

    May 22, 2014

    Fort Rucker has seen many units come and go with the time and changing Army mission, but one such unit, the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion, was able to reunite May 16-18 thanks to the altruism of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment.

  • Army Family members awarded scholarships

    May 22, 2014

    With the rising costs of a college education, it's always a blessing when a student receives help, and this year's Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club Scholarship Awards Ceremony did just that for 34 Fort Rucker Family members.

  • Day in the Life: Counselor guides Soldiers through careers

    May 22, 2014

    Soldiers who make a career of the military receive lots of advice on the way to retirement. One of the voices they hear is an Army career counselor.

  • Lake Fest: More than 2,500 visit Tholocco to celebrate warmer weather

    May 22, 2014

    Fort Rucker kicked off summer with a splash May 18 when more than 2,500 people attended Lake Fest at West Beach at Lake Tholocco.

  • Marriage 101: Communication a key component to a healthy relationship

    May 22, 2014

    Marriage is a huge step in anyone's life, and the Fort Rucker Religious Support Office wants to make sure that people on the installation are ready before making that commitment.

  • Swift and Deadly: 1-13th smokes 6th MP detachment, 17-6

    May 22, 2014

    Fort Rucker's intramural softball season is in full swing and two teams battled it out on the field, but one showed more promise over the other in the fight for the championship.

  • Reducing salt intake can help lower blood pressure

    May 22, 2014

    May is High Blood Pressure Education Month and Lyster Army Health Clinic's nutrition department wants to make sure its patients know how much salt they really consume.

  • Man of the Year: Local honored by club for altruism

    May 15, 2014

    Volunteers are often the backbone of many communities who do everything from mentoring children to building homes without expecting anything in return.

  • Training features 'Shot of Reality'

    May 15, 2014

    Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians are required to receive a certain amount of alcohol and drug abuse training each year, and Fort Rucker is providing that training in an unconventional way.

  • Good resume an essential part of job search

    May 15, 2014

    Preparing a resume is the toughest and yet the most important step in getting a good job. Why do you need one?

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