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  • Outpouring of support: Wiregrass voices support for Aviation, Fort Rucker

    Feb 27, 2015

    The Army sent a team to Fort Rucker Feb. 23 to hear from the local communities on what the impact would be if the service implemented planned reorganization of its force structure to meet the requirements set by the Budget Control Act of 2011. The Wiregrass responded in force.

  • The real thing: Aviators train, support ground forces

    Feb 27, 2015

    UH-60 Black Hawks swoop down kicking up dust and debris in all directions as Ranger candidates jump out to the ground to tackle their next mission in the woods of northern Florida.

  • Campaign seeks to raise funds for AER

    Feb 27, 2015

    After raising more than $122,000 during last year's campaign, the Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign is gearing up to help Soldiers help Soldiers.

  • Program seeks to ease impact of deployments

    Feb 27, 2015

    The facts of life for military children include times when the nation calls, and their Soldier mom or dad must pack up their gear and head out on deployment many miles away.

  • Event encourages students to think positive, shine during testing

    Feb 27, 2015

    "Change your attitude and your behavior will follow" were the words students and teachers repeated in unison during Fort Rucker Elementary School's Time to Shine rally Feb. 20.

  • Schools welcome military students

    Feb 27, 2015

    With frequent moves and parents who often work non-traditional hours, military children experience their own stressors, and that's why local school officials are doing what they can to make sure students of military families feel welcome.

  • Travel Extravaganza offers more vendors, prizes, savings

    Feb 27, 2015

    Despite recent cold snaps, warmer weather is just around the corner and the Fort Rucker MWR Central staff hopes the 27th Travel Extravaganza will provide plenty of ideas for much-needed spring and summer getaways.

  • Girls Night Out: Popular event returns to The Landing

    Feb 27, 2015

    A popular event is returning to The Landing for its ninth iteration, and Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials promise a night out to remember.

  • Perfect game: 5 Rucker Lanes bowlers score 300

    Feb 27, 2015

    Bowling a perfect game is a feat that isn't easily accomplished by many, but for the bowlers at Rucker Lanes in recent times, the feeling of that achievement is becoming well known.

  • Celebrating health: Fort Rucker hosts health fair, safety stand down

    Feb 27, 2015

    Healthcare at Fort Rucker has come a long way since the first Army hospital on post opened its doors in 1942, and Lyster Army Health Clinic and Fort Rucker are doing their part to keep Soldiers, families and civilians healthy.

  • Homecoming: 164th TAOG Soldiers return home

    Feb 19, 2015

    Tears of joy, kisses and hugs from family members and friends welcomed home Soldiers of the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group who returned from a nearly nine-month deployment Feb. 10.

  • Fort Rucker set to host listening session

    Feb 19, 2015

    Fort Rucker is set to host a community listening session Monday, Feb. 23, in the post theater from 6-8 p.m.

  • Advancements provide innovative, realistic training

    Feb 19, 2015

    Today's Army aviation leaders can augment the training process with innovative training techniques and live, virtual, constructive, gaming, and mission command technologies.

  • Military Saves Week: Savings key to sound finances

    Feb 19, 2015

    Proper planning can help ensure a sound financial future for Soldiers and their families and wealth of information will be available through various vendors during Military Saves Week Feb. 23-28.

  • Education fair helps Soldiers, families reach goals

    Feb 19, 2015

    A college education is becoming more and more necessary for people to pursue careers outside military life, and the Fort Rucker Education Center showed how it can help Soldiers and family members achieve their higher education goals at its Spring Education Fair Feb. 11.

  • Giving back: Fort Rucker honors volunteers of quarter

    Feb 19, 2015

    Without the work of volunteer efforts, much in the Army, as well as the world, might go unaccomplished, according to Fort Rucker senior leaders.

  • Trash or treasure? Fort Rucker hosts flea market, yard sale

    Feb 19, 2015

    Moving can be a chore, but Fort Rucker's seasonal community yard sales provide an opportunity for military families to shed unnecessary items and earn a little extra cash for the journey ahead.

  • Iron Aviator: Competitors enjoy perfect weather, challenging course

    Feb 19, 2015

    As the northern U.S. is gripped in winter's icy grasp, Class 1404 of the Aviation Captains Career Course enjoyed a day of perfect weather in southern Alabama to compete for one of the installation's most coveted titles.

  • Lyster hosts grand opening for Lifespace Center

    Feb 19, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic and the United States Aeromedical Center will host a grand opening ceremony for the Lifespace Center Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m.

  • Aviation Senior Leader Forum: Leaders chart course for Branch's future

    Feb 13, 2015

    Army Aviation leaders gathered on Fort Rucker Feb. 2-5 to chart the course for the Branch's future.

  • Aviation Senior Leaders Forum: TRADOC CG speaks on way ahead

    Feb 13, 2015

    The future success of the Army will no longer be decided merely by having the best equipment or being the most technologically advanced, but by forward thinking and trusting in Army leadership, said the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general.

  • Best of the best: Fort Rucker recognizes top instructors of 2014

    Feb 13, 2015

    Excellence is a word that is often heard when describing Fort Rucker and the Soldiers the installation trains year after year, but that excellence wouldn't be possible without the instructors who train these future Aviators.

  • Soldier for Life: Expert offers salary negotiation tips

    Feb 13, 2015

    Negotiating a salary is every job hunter's final hurdle. Many times, job seekers are so eager to have an employment offer that they forget to take advantage of the leverage they have at this critical moment.

  • Fire extinguisher service returns to post

    Feb 13, 2015

    Fire safety is one of the most important aspects of providing a safe work environment, and Fort Rucker is making it easier to be prepared for an emergency.

  • Aviation units receive top honors

    Feb 13, 2015

    Aviators from across the Army received recognition for their outstanding efforts in 2014 at the Army Aviation Association of America Functional Awards ceremony Feb. 4 in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Valentine's Day: Dinner, music, fun on tap

    Feb 13, 2015

    Colder temperatures may currently occupy the southern air, but several events are on tap to help couples keep warm while they celebrate Valentine's Day this weekend.

  • Day trippin': Family fun made easy, close to home

    Feb 13, 2015

    Busy schedules often provide little time for fun, but MWR Central offers pre-planned trips designed to help families leave the stress behind for a day.

  • Youth sports registration open

    Feb 13, 2015

    As spring approaches, Fort Rucker is readying a variety of activities for children on the installation to participate in to promote healthy lifestyles and take part in a bit of friendly competition.

  • TRADOC names WOCC Institution of Excellence

    Feb 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College added to Fort Rucker's reputation for excellence when it was officially named an Institution of Excellence by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • TAOG conducts 1st field training

    Feb 5, 2015

    Different forms of training can be seen performed on Fort Rucker daily, but there's also training that's not seen by many -- field-training exercises that put Soldiers to the test out in the field.

  • Tax Center opens doors to new season of savings

    Feb 5, 2015

    Fort Rucker's tax center saved Soldiers and their families more than $370,000 in tax preparation fees last year and a ribbon cutting ceremony opened the door to a new season of savings Jan. 30.

  • African-American History Month: Event kicks off month's activities

    Feb 5, 2015

    A month-long celebration of unity kicked off Jan. 30 at the Fort Rucker Post Exchange with food, fashion, music and dance in honor of African-American History Month.

  • RoBo Panthers: Elementary school students compete in state championship

    Feb 5, 2015

    Fort Rucker schools are always finding ways to encourage children to think outside the box and broaden their horizons, and one such way students at Fort Rucker Elementary School got a chance to do just that was through robotics.

  • Hitting the pocket: Fort Rucker youth bowls a 756-series, looks to bowling future

    Feb 5, 2015

    The Fort Rucker Bowling Center is known to many as a place to share fun times with friends and family, but for one Fort Rucker youth, it's a place where he accomplished his most impressive feat to date.

  • Welcome home: K-9 handler returns to accolades

    Jan 29, 2015

    A cross-section of Fort Rucker's Army family recently gathered to welcome home one of its own after a yearlong deployment overseas.

  • ID card service moves to appointments

    Jan 29, 2015

    Waiting in line can be a cumbersome and sometimes annoying part of the day, and that's why Fort Rucker is making it a little bit easier and a lot more convenient for people to get their identification cards with just a little effort required on their parts.

  • Newton, Faulkner gate hours change

    Jan 29, 2015

    Recent changes to the hours at Fort Rucker's convenience gates means weekend access through the Faulkner Gate and reduced hours at Newton Gates on weekdays that minimize the impact on employees.

  • Last of its kind: USAACE graduates final CH-47D class

    Jan 29, 2015

    The world is in a constant state of change and advancements in technology are made every day, and the Army is making sure it doesn't fall behind the times when it comes to its airframes.

  • Social networking sites can help, hinder job search

    Jan 29, 2015

    The social networking site facebook.com is a great tool to use when you are job searching. It has the potential to link you with hundreds of people -- some of whom may be employers -- all across the world.

  • Fort Rucker honors 11 retirees

    Jan 29, 2015

    The Fort Rucker community saluted the service of 11 retiring Soldiers whose service encompassed 242 years of service to the nation at the quarterly retirement ceremony Jan. 23 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • 2-13th Avn. Regt. dedicates building to honor fallen hero

    Jan 29, 2015

    If you ask what kind of people buildings are named after, the chaplain for Army Aviation's Unmanned Aircraft Systems community will say it's the kind of people who change the face of America.

  • Training prepares Soldiers, families for reintegration

    Jan 29, 2015

    One of the most important aspects of training a Soldier can go through is the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, or SERE, training. However, surviving through captivity is just half the battle, and Fort Rucker and U.S. Army South want to make sure that Soldiers are taken care of throughout the entire process.

  • Making a difference: ACS offers volunteer opportunities across post

    Jan 29, 2015

    People often search for a way to make a difference in the beginning of a new year and Fort Rucker offers numerous opportunities to improve the community through volunteerism.

  • Primary school students celebrate 100th day of school

    Jan 29, 2015

    Students at Fort Rucker Primary School learned a life lesson to go along with their curriculum as they celebrated 100 days in session.

  • Disc golf tournament: Fast-growing sport gains popularity on post

    Jan 29, 2015

    One of the fastest growing recreational sports in the U.S. is gaining popularity on Fort Rucker, and the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation stepped up the fun quotient with its Winter Fling Disc Golf tournament Jan. 24.

  • 164th TAOG deploys unique unit: Family, friends bid farewell before 9-month mission

    Jan 22, 2015

    Families and friends of 14 Soldiers with the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group gathered at Fort Rucker's Spiritual Life Center Jan. 16 to say farewell before the Soldiers deployed to Kuwait.

  • Event honors life, legacy of Dr. King

    Jan 22, 2015

    Fort Rucker recognized the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a commemorative program Jan. 15 with the theme "Remember! Celebrate! Act! Remember the Dream -- Non-violence."

  • Training shift increases importance of simulations

    Jan 22, 2015

    Under the Army Force Generation cycle, deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan revolved around unit training events designed for a specific mission.

  • New commissary construction on time

    Jan 22, 2015

    Construction continues to progress on time and on target on the new Fort Rucker commissary, and officials estimate the facility to be complete in the spring and open to customers in the summer.

  • Oh Deer! JAG briefs deer strike safety, policies

    Jan 22, 2015

    It's almost that time of year again, when the deer are running amuck and behaving erratically, such as jumping in front of moving cars.

  • 'Reveille,' 'Retreat' keeps post steeped in tradition

    Jan 22, 2015

    From the bugle call early in the morning to the cannon fire in the evening, people on military installations across the U.S. have become accustomed to these familiar sounds daily, and Fort Rucker is no exception when it comes to upholding this centuries-old tradition.

  • Resume help: Employment readiness reveals job hunt essentials

    Jan 22, 2015

    It's a brand new year. A year filled with promise and potential … and that special job opportunity that you "get to do," rather than the droll job that "you have to do."

  • Thrift Savings Plan contribution deadline approaches

    Jan 22, 2015

    The New Year marked an important change to the Thrift Savings Plan and deductions could halt for Soldiers unless they log in before Jan. 31.

  • Lifeguards: Course offers chance at summer employment

    Jan 22, 2015

    Busy waterways and summer vacation provide the perfect opportunity for seasonal employment, and Fort Rucker offers certification courses to help jumpstart the process.

  • Returned surveys help improve patient health care

    Jan 22, 2015

    Shortly after a visit to Lyster Army Health Clinic, the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey may appear in people's mail.

  • Tax Center eases burden: Offers free professional help, filing

    Jan 16, 2015

    Taxes may be a certainty in life, but preparing and filing them doesn't have to be a burden.

  • Getting better: 128th Avn. improves facilities, training

    Jan 16, 2015

    As Army Aviation evolves, so must the maintenance facilities and training aids that go along with it.

  • Good citizen: Daleville honors Soldier firefighter

    Jan 16, 2015

    The City of Daleville honored a Fort Rucker Soldier Dec. 16 with its Citizen's Award for his selfless service after helping victims of a two-car automobile accident that occurred off post.

  • Fort Rucker's cyber readiness praised

    Jan 16, 2015

    Inspections are a normal part of any Soldier's routine, but it was Fort Rucker's network that was under the magnifying glass in December during the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection conducted by the Defense Information Systems Agency.

  • Be prepared: Preparation increases safety during weather emergencies

    Jan 16, 2015

    Alabama is home to all kinds of weather, with temperatures that range from freezing to well over 100 degrees, to hurricanes and tornadoes, and has even been known to get an earthquake every now and then, and it's for those unexpected emergencies that officials urge people to be prepared.

  • Comedy live: Show brings 'fun, laughter, stress relief'

    Jan 16, 2015

    If there's any truth to the idiom that laughter is the best medicine, then people will be feeling fine at an upcoming Fort Rucker event.

  • Resilience: Training helps Soldiers, families handle life's stresses

    Jan 16, 2015

    Army Community Service exists to support the Soldiers, families and community members of Fort Rucker, and one way it does so is by offering a better outlook on life through resilience training.

  • Resolution execution: Fitness marathon kickstarts 2015 fitness goals

    Jan 16, 2015

    One of the most popular New Year's resolutions people make every year is to improve their health with exercise, and the Fort Rucker physical fitness centers are spearheading the charge to success with Resolution Execution.

  • Primary, elementary schools get back in swing in 2015

    Jan 8, 2015

    With all the presents opened and resolutions for the new year made, it's time for the children on Fort Rucker to go back to school.

  • Fort Rucker to celebrate life of MLK Jr.

    Jan 8, 2015

    Fort Rucker will recognize the life and legacy of a man who dedicated his life to making his dream of racial equality become a reality.

  • Becoming responsible citizens: Students learn while helping community

    Jan 8, 2015

    Before people left for the holidays and children went home to get ready for Christmas, students of Fort Rucker Primary School made sure to help those in need by collecting canned goods for those less fortunate.

  • Road closures keep Soldiers safe

    Jan 8, 2015

    Ruf Avenue continues to be closed to cars early in the morning weekdays, and while it may pose some small inconvenience to drivers, the closure is critical to the safety of Soldiers conducting physical training on post.

  • Weather ops keeps eye on the sky

    Jan 8, 2015

    Weather not only impacts the training of Army Aviators, it is also a consideration for most things that happen on Fort Rucker, and one office here is the information hub for all things weather.

  • Simple preventative measures make winter travel safer

    Jan 8, 2015

    People may not think of cold weather when they think about Alabama, but not properly planning for the cold can cost you dearly in the deep south this winter.

  • Sgt. Ted E. Bear: Vigilant mascot a morale booster

    Jan 8, 2015

    As temperatures plunge in the Wiregrass, it takes more than a chill wind to deter Fort Rucker's resident polar bear mascot from his vigilance near the Soldier Service Center.

  • Army family team building turns 20

    Jan 8, 2015

    Becoming part of the Army family involves more effort than many people realize, and that's why the Army made it a priority to help people immerse themselves in Army culture to better understand what it means to be part of the Army family.

  • Outdoors: Program promotes local outdoor recreation opportunities

    Jan 8, 2015

    With a new year comes new experiences, and while trying new things can be daunting to some people, one Soldier-made program is looking to offer a helping hand to those interested in all things outdoors.

  • Aeromedical research lab works to make MedEvac missions safer

    Dec 18, 2014

    Scientists and engineers of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Enroute Care and Airworthiness Division and Flight Systems Branch, at Fort Rucker, Alabama, recently tested an anti-rotational device that when used on a hoist cable is intended to reduce the spinning of a load when lifted from the ground to the helicopter.

  • Honoring fallen veteran's service: Ceremony creates Clark Run/Dive Fire Lane

    Dec 18, 2014

    The memory and legacy of a veteran who lost his life four years ago still lives on at Fort Rucker as Soldiers and family members gathered to remember the fallen veteran and dedicate a portion of a range in his honor.

  • Band delivers holiday cheer at commanding general's concert

    Dec 18, 2014

    Nothing says the holidays like the familiar sounds of traditional classics, and Fort Rucker's own 98th Army "Silver Wings" Big Band delivered the holiday cheer with a concert Dec. 10 to ring in the season.

  • Local environment management to go under microscope in January

    Dec 18, 2014

    Army Environmental Command will be inspecting Fort Rucker on regulation compliance and its Environmental Management System next month, and officials here suggest people refresh their knowledge of environmental policies and procedures.

  • CG issues holiday message

    Dec 18, 2014

    For many, the holiday season is a time to reflect on the past year's accomplishments, challenges and goals for the New Year. As we bring another year to a close, I want to thank you for your outstanding efforts in support of the entire Fort Rucker Community, Army Aviation and our deployed Soldiers abroad.

  • Officials urge winter pet safety

    Dec 18, 2014

    Most wild animals are built for the outdoors and the hardships that come with living in the wild, but four-legged family members aren't as equipped to deal with the hazards Mother Nature has to offer.

  • Breakfast with Santa: Unforgettable time for parents, children

    Dec 18, 2014

    Before Santa fills his sleigh and checks his list twice, children on Fort Rucker and the surrounding communities had one more chance to tell the man in red what they want this holiday season.

  • A Groovy New Year happening: Rucker Lanes hosts Pin Down Countdown

    Dec 18, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Bowling Center promises a groovy happening for people of all ages this New Year 's Eve.

  • Gym Rats: More than 100 earn their fitness stripes

    Dec 18, 2014

    Fort Rucker's physical fitness facilities launched the Gym Rat program earlier this year to make fitness more engaging and rewarding with induction into an exclusive club.

  • Oh, Christmas tree: Event kicks off holiday season

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Rucker officially kicked off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony at Howze Field Dec. 4.

  • DFMWR ends Kids On Site

    Dec 11, 2014

    It's uncommon for a community to lose a program and then receive something of equal or greater value in its place, but that is exactly what Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will accomplish when it closes the Kids on Site program Dec. 19.

  • Installation access changes on horizon: Affect visitors, contractors most

    Dec 11, 2014

    Changes are on the horizon for visitors seeking access to Fort Rucker and other installations Army-wide.

  • Knowing employer helps when applying for a job

    Dec 11, 2014

    John Doe had done his job search by the letter. He had attended the five-day Transition Assistance Program Job Assistance Workshop, decided on career goals, written and re-written his resume, composed a great cover letter, researched job leads and made it to the interview. Dressed for success, he was ready for the interview and excited about the possibility of working for this company.

  • NCOA gives JROTC a taste of Army training

    Dec 11, 2014

    From Iron Aviator to Iron Soldier to Iron Squad, Fort Rucker runs its share of Soldier competitions, but the installation and up-and-coming, future Soldiers may be competing in the Iron Cadet Challenge.

  • Operation Santa puts the happy in 'Happy Holidays'

    Dec 11, 2014

    The holiday season is a time for cheer and good tidings, but it can also be a time filled with stress and financial burdens.

  • Children make cards for veterans

    Dec 11, 2014

    The season of gift giving isn't complete without the right gift for friends and family members, but for students of Fort Rucker schools, the season wouldn't be complete without remembering those who came before and sacrificed for the freedoms Americans enjoy.

  • Adopt-A-Trail: Volunteers sought to breathe new life into old trails

    Dec 11, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation hopes to reclaim forgotten trails in 2015 with the aid of volunteers and the Adopt-A-Trail program.

  • Winter driving safety guide: Preparation, protection, prevention key

    Dec 5, 2014

    Although the South isn't known for snowy storms and icy roads, Mother Nature can sometimes throw a curve ball and bring winter's frosty bite down to southern Alabama.

  • Holidays no time to give vigilance a day off

    Dec 5, 2014

    As people's thoughts turn to shopping for the perfect gifts, spending time with family, and enjoying friends, good cheer and festivities, post officials remind Soldiers and families not to give vigilance any time off for the holidays.

  • Tips help people navigate online shopping threats

    Dec 5, 2014

    While those who braved the crowds of Black Friday probably took steps to ensure their physical safety and avoid being trampled by mobs for a special deal, those who go online to find deals in the digital world are advised to look just as carefully at their online safety, according to Directorate of Public Safety officials.

  • Tree lighting sets off string of holiday events

    Dec 5, 2014

    As Christmas officially kicks off on post with the tree lighting ceremony this evening, Fort Rucker has no shortage of ways to get people in the holiday spirit.

  • Turkey burn: Fitness marathon deliver 4 hours of fat-burning excitement

    Dec 5, 2014

    After enjoying all the turkey, stuffing, yams, pies and other holiday fixings, Fort Rucker's physical fitness centers offered people a way to shed the guilt, and the pounds, and get back into the swing of working out with this year's Turkey Burn Dec. 1.

  • Operation Celebration: Students support deployed Soldiers

    Nov 28, 2014

    Fort Rucker Primary School isn't just a place children go to learn math, science, reading and writing, it's also where children go to learn one of the most important life lessons of all -- giving.

  • Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

    Nov 28, 2014

    In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all begins with doctrine.

  • Fort Rucker tree lighting to kick off holiday season

    Nov 28, 2014

    The annual Fort Rucker Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at Howze Field Dec. 4 from 4:45-6 p.m.

  • Job search success: Little things make a big difference

    Nov 28, 2014

    The success of a resume is measured by getting an interview. The success of an interview is measured by receiving a job offer. But, in either case, whether the resume gets you in for an interview or whether going through an interview gets you a job offer often depends on the little things.

  • FRES students graduate DARE program

    Nov 28, 2014

    Making choices in life is something everyone is faced with, and officials at Fort Rucker Elementary School want to help make sure students are prepared to make the right ones when it comes to drugs and alcohol.

  • Education fair provides education, opportunities for Soldiers

    Nov 28, 2014

    As part of American Education Week, many Fort Rucker organizations and academic institution representatives held an Education Fair Nov. 19 for Soldiers, family members and the community at the Soldier Service Center.

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