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  • ACS, DFMWR swap offices

    Jul 5, 2013

    Freedom Fest often takes up a lot of time for organizations on post that organize vendors, entertainment and traffic routes, but two Family-focused programs took the plunge to transfer offices during one of the busiest times of the year at Fort Rucker.

  • Fuel your body: Experts offer tips to improve performance

    Jul 5, 2013

    In the Profession of Arms, it is widely known that endurance is an important part of being a top Soldier. The challenge for many within the profession is execution.

  • Audie Murphy Club expands

    Jun 27, 2013

    Three Soldiers joined prestigious company as they were inducted into Fort Rucker's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 20.

  • Post opens up Splash! to public

    Jun 27, 2013

    There are a host of choices to choose from when it comes to deciding how to cool off during the summer, but Fort Rucker is making that decision easier now that Splash! Pool and Spray Park is open to the general public.

  • Flight school students execute 'Zero Defect' honors mission

    Jun 27, 2013

    Rendering final honors to deceased military members is considered by many Soldiers as the highest demonstration of gratitude that one can bestow upon grieving Families.

  • Future leaders provide more than 14,500 meals to people in need

    Jun 27, 2013

    Far from the classroom, Fort Rucker students are making a difference serving local Wiregrass communities.

  • Post plays part in nationwide drug take-back success

    Jun 27, 2013

    Fort Rucker joined the fight and helped the Drug Enforcement Administration collect almost 750,000 pounds of unused prescription medication during "take-back" events across the nation.

  • Travel office helps book deals

    Jun 27, 2013

    As temperatures rise and summer takes its grip on the South, the community may begin dreaming of blue waters and tropical siestas, and Fort Rucker Leisure Travel Services is here to help those who wish to get away.

  • Hangar lends a helping hand to Soldiers, Families

    Jun 27, 2013

    When a Soldier around Fort Rucker hears the word 'hangar' most usually ask "Which airfield?" But the hangar in Bldg. 5700 houses something a little different than helicopters, and possibly something just as important in a time of need.

  • Thrift store offers savings, personal development

    Jun 27, 2013

    Shopping and volunteering are two activities that usually don't go together, but at the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop people have a place to donate, shop, volunteer and consign.

  • Improve your run time -- now!

    Jun 27, 2013

    in the recent months have made it clear that the Army is undergoing some dramatic changes. The number of Soldiers allowed to be in uniform is going down. With these changes, the Army is scrutinizing who should be in its ranks a little harder. One of the discriminators in evaluating a person's ability to serve is the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • 5th Avenue renamed in honor of legendary Aviator

    Jun 20, 2013

    It was a friendship of Aviation warriors that spanned for more than four decades and is now linked on the ground where Army Aviation began.

  • USAARL welcomes new commander

    Jun 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory welcomed a new commander and bid farewell to a familiar face during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation museum June 14.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Army's 238th birthday

    Jun 20, 2013

    For 238 years, the U.S. Army has fought to protect and defend the freedom that people enjoy today, and Fort Rucker celebrates that freedom just as anyone would -- with cake.

  • Commissary to close on Tuesdays

    Jun 20, 2013

    As sequestration continues to move across America's military installations, many programs and businesses are seeing changes, one business being the commissaries that employ more than 14,000 U.S. civilians.

  • Student loans bring benefits, burdens

    Jun 20, 2013

    Student loans can be a big help to those in need, but if not managed correctly might do more damage than good.

  • Vacation Bible school brings lessons to life

    Jun 20, 2013

    Students of all ages attended this year's Fort Rucker Vacation Bible School, but they were treated to more than just classrooms and Sunday school, they had the opportunity to experience firsthand what it was like to live in biblical times.

  • GEMS: Young investigators solve a crime

    Jun 20, 2013

    More than 20 crime scene investigators filled the library at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory June 13 checking for fingerprints and comparing footprints in order to identify a killer.

  • Lyster AHC: Don't let summer heat slow you down

    Jun 20, 2013

    As the temperatures rise in southern Alabama, the staff at Lyster Army Health Clinic is eager to educate patients about sun safety.

  • Army Strong Triathlon presents ultimate challenge

    Jun 20, 2013

    Some children spend their summer working for neighbors and some Soldiers spend their weekends studying for flight school, but others train hard for what might be considered one of the hardest competitions in the world of athletics -- completing a triathlon.

  • Freedom Fest: Fort Rucker celebrates independence

    Jun 13, 2013

    Food, fun and fireworks will be the name of the game at the Wiregrass Freedom Fest this year when thousands of people gather on Fort Rucker to celebrate the nation's inception.

  • Roads close during 5th Avenue renaming

    Jun 13, 2013

    The home of Army Aviation will immortalize one of its legends June 18 when 5th Avenue is renamed in honor of (Ret.)CW4 William "Willie" L. Ruf.

  • Furlough class aims to create financially savvy workforce

    Jun 13, 2013

    With a mandated furlough looming, many installation workers may begin to feel the stress of living on a tighter budget.

  • iWATCH enhances community awareness

    Jun 13, 2013

    The safety and security of people on Fort Rucker is one of the installation's top priorities, but responsibility lies with more than just law enforcement, according to antiterrorism officials -- it's shared with everybody.

  • Beatdown: Sluggers defeat SERE, 11-1

    Jun 13, 2013

    Players prepped in the dugouts and pitchers warmed up their arms as teams got ready to take each other on at the Fort Rucker softball fields June 11.

  • Deputy SECDEF visits Fort Rucker

    Jun 7, 2013

    Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter spoke to about 150 Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians at Fort Rucker June 4 during a visit to learn more about the Army's rotary-wing flight program and the importance of the installation to the state of Alabama.

  • 1-145th AVN changes command

    Jun 7, 2013

    The passing of a unit's color from one officer to another is a symbolic military tradition that is carried out during a transition between incoming and outgoing commanders.

  • AER campaign exceeds goal

    Jun 7, 2013

    Exceeding expectations is a concept many strive for, but Fort Rucker does more than just strive for excellence -- it achieves it, with the latest example being exceeding an aggressive fundraising goal.

  • Knowing employer helps when applying for a job

    Jun 7, 2013

    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.

  • Pamper Yourself provides relaxing time for spouses

    Jun 7, 2013

    Colorful lighting, the smell of vanilla and a hint of jazz set the atmosphere May 31 at the Pamper Yourself event designed to cater to Fort Rucker spouses.

  • Volunteering opens doors, strengthens Army

    Jun 7, 2013

    With the downsizing in the civilian and military workforce, across the nation volunteers are becoming more and more valuable.

  • Children's theater back in town

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosts the Missoula Children's Theatre to allow area youth a chance to audition for parts in a summer production of "Rapunzel."

  • Vacation Bible School children get life-size experience

    Jun 7, 2013

    Vacation Bible School returns to Fort Rucker June 10-14 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., but this year's event promises a life-size experience with the Wilderness Tabernacle Adventure.

  • Softball: Outcasts take out Sauce All-Stars

    Jun 7, 2013

    Summer isn't the only thing in full swing as Fort Rucker intramural softball hits its regular-season stride.

  • Post honors fallen Soldiers

    May 31, 2013

    A single bag piper played and a hush fell over the crowd to honor fallen service members who paid the ultimate price for freedom.

  • Fort Rucker hosts Facebook town hall

    May 31, 2013

    Fort Rucker garrison leadership hosts a town hall June 4 that people can attend from the comfort of their homes, or wherever they may be during the time set aside for the event.

  • Pharmacy set to relocate in July

    May 31, 2013

    The pharmacy at Lyster Army Health Clinic will relocate to the front of the main parking lot by Andrews Avenue the first week of July, and operate out of a temporary structure until renovation is complete inside the clinic.

  • Pacific Islander NCO motivates junior Aviation officers

    May 31, 2013

    It's an early Thursday morning like so many other Thursdays on Fort Rucker. Apache helicopters can be seen flying in the distance; runners make their way on a traffic-blocked road during physical training. Clouds keep the sun from view.

  • Waiting for a sign

    May 31, 2013

    WO1 Jason Smitherman, a flight student assigned to B Co., 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, waits for a thumbs up from his instructor pilot to approach the AH-64D Apache helicopter on which he will train May 22.

  • Post offers suicide prevention training June 12-13

    May 31, 2013

    Last Year, the U.S. Armed Forces lost nearly 350 service members to suicide -- more than were killed in combat -- and the Fort Rucker Army Substance Abuse Program is working to bring that number down.

  • Being ready beforehand critical when storms strike

    May 31, 2013

    For anyone who has survived the devastating effects of severe Gulf-effect storms, merely mentioning the word hurricane can produce a palpable response.

  • Center Library hosts 'udderly' educational event

    May 31, 2013

    It's not every day that people get the opportunity to get close to farm animals, let alone learn firsthand how and where their food comes from, but the Fort Rucker Center Library is giving people that chance with an up-close and personal look at a live cow.

  • Paintball offers adrenaline rush

    May 31, 2013

    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.

  • Fort Rucker hosts Facebook town hall

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Rucker garrison leadership hosts a town hall in early June -- a town hall that people can attend from the comfort of their homes, or wherever they may be during the time set aside for the event.

  • Kennels dedicated to fallen Fort Rucker Soldier

    May 24, 2013

    Five years after a Fort Rucker Soldier was killed in Afghanistan, the installation ensures that his legacy lives on by naming the post kennel after him.

  • 2-13th Aviation Regiment welcomes new commander

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The unit formerly known as the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion chose a fitting location for its change of command ceremony Wednesday. A small crowd gathered inside hanger 1 at Libby Army Airfield to witness the 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment's change of command. Lt. Col. Clinton Conzemius assumed command from Lt. Col. Victor Hamilton, whose new assignment will be as the deputy brigade commander, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, in South Korea.

  • 164th TAOG inducts 19 Soldiers into NCO corps

    May 24, 2013

    In a ceremony replete with tradition and symbolism, 19 warfighters made the transition from enlisted Soldier to noncommissioned officer May 19 at the Fort Rucker theater by passing under crossed sabers.

  • Riders gather for training, camaraderie

    May 24, 2013

    About 50 motorcycle riders gathered at Fort Rucker's Wings Chapel May 18 to participate in an Army Substance Abuse Program mentorship ride.

  • Soldiers train to become leaders

    May 24, 2013

    There are several courses Soldiers must complete before pinning on prestigious Army Aviator wings. Among the first courses to complete is the seven-week long Basic Officer Leadership Course.

  • Lake Fest kicks off summer for Fort Rucker

    May 24, 2013

    Thousands of people flooded the beaches during Lake Fest at Lake Tholocco May 18 to officially kick off summer on Fort Rucker.

  • Event features shopping, manicures, massages

    May 24, 2013

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites women to enjoy Month of the Military Spouse with some relaxation and girl time.

  • Health Expo educates Fort Rucker community

    May 24, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility hosted 49 vendors and about 350 attendees for the 2013 Health Expo May 16.

  • Fort Rucker opens swim season May 25

    May 24, 2013

    Sun, sand and swimsuits are in Fort Rucker's immediate future as swim season gets into full swing and officially opens on the installation May 25.

  • IMCOM honors Fort Rucker for ACOE award

    May 23, 2013

    In a team effort, Fort Rucker came together as one to achieve the Army Community of Excellence Award Gold, and although the trophy isn't yet in the installation's hands, those directly involved were honored during a ceremony May 20.

  • Teachers get gold star

    May 16, 2013

    Teacher Appreciation Day did not go unnoticed this year as the garrison commander and his team gathered May 8 to celebrate the accreditation of both Fort Rucker schools.

  • Donors needed for marrow drive

    May 16, 2013

    When it comes to selfless service, Soldiers are usually among the first to step up, but Fort Rucker hopes more than just Soldiers step up to donate to a cause that could save lives.

  • Auto skills center offers free vehicle check ups

    May 16, 2013

    Fort Rucker officials want everyone driving this summer to be as safe as possible. In order to support this goal, the auto skills center offers free holiday vehicle inspections through May 24 by appointment.

  • Golfers tee off to benefit AER

    May 16, 2013

    More than 100 people from the surrounding communities flocked to the Silver Wings Golf Course for a chance to play a round of golf for a worthy cause.

  • EFMP conducts survey to better services

    May 16, 2013

    Fort Rucker is constantly looking for ways to better serve its service members and Family members, and one way the installation is doing that is through the Exceptional Family Member Program survey.

  • CYSS offers plethora of summer activities

    May 16, 2013

    Summer vacation can often leave children hungry for entertainment and excitement, so Fort Rucker Child and Youth School Services offers many events and trips for children and teens to keep their minds and bodies active.

  • Youth center features caring staff, things to do

    May 16, 2013

    From analyzing data to kicking around a soccer ball, or sewing to video games the youth center at Bldg. 2800 offers something for all children on Fort Rucker at no cost.

  • Lyster Army Health Clinic modifies workflow, improves patient satisfaction

    May 16, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic's recently modified patient appointment system has led to an overall improvement in patient satisfaction scores.

  • LAHC celebrates National Women's Health Week

    May 16, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic will celebrate National Women's Health Week now through May 18 by helping women make health their top priority.

  • Spouse club awards record amount in scholarships

    May 16, 2013

    Soldiers and Families came together at Divots at the Silver Wings Golf Course May 13 to honor and congratulate the recipients of this year's Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club scholarships.

  • Iron Aviator: Captains compete for coveted title

    May 16, 2013

    Like a scene out of a horror movie, Soldiers broke through a low-hanging fog that blanketed the installation as they competed against each other to earn one of Fort Rucker's most coveted titles.

  • Fort Rucker 10-miler preps team for D.C. run

    May 16, 2013

    Silence fell as the countdown began before more than 100 runners shot off the starting line to begin the Fort Rucker Army 10-miler May 11.

  • Ethnic observance kickoff highlights past, looks to future

    May 9, 2013

    Not a seat was available at the post exchange May 3 during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month kickoff event where more than 350 people from many nationalities could be seen eating and conversing together while volunteers performed traditional dances and demonstrations.

  • ACAP moves to benefit Soldiers

    May 9, 2013

    Transitioning out of the military can be a daunting task for any Soldiers, and with the draw down in forces, more Soldiers are entering the civilian workforce.

  • Expo addresses Family health, fitness concerns

    May 9, 2013

    The Army is all about all-around health not only for its Soldiers, but their Families.

  • Encouraging all Soldiers to use ACAP a must

    May 9, 2013

    George Washington said, "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in a war, no matter how justified, shall be proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."

  • IMCOM urges privacy awareness

    May 9, 2013

    In a world where people seem constantly connected to one another by social networking and social media sites, privacy seems a luxury that is hard to come by, but Fort Rucker is working to ensure that people know the importance of privacy.

  • Lake Fest features sun, surf, sandcastles

    May 9, 2013

    Lake Fest returns this year to West Beach on Lake Tholocco to bring Families closer together with friendly competitions, swimming and outdoor activities.

  • Party like a BOSS: DFMWR hosts masquerade

    May 9, 2013

    The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program will host a Black and White Masquerade Ball May 18 at Divots from 8 p.m. to midnight, and attendees are encouraged to be fashionably late.

  • Lyster offers low-cost hearing aid program for retirees, Families

    May 9, 2013

    Retirees and their Family members enrolled to Lyster Army Health Clinic may be eligible for hearing aids at a substantially-reduced cost through the Retiree-at-Cost Hearing Aid Program.

  • Fort Rucker hosts its 1st disc golf tourney

    May 9, 2013

    Rain fell from the sky as disc golf players drudged through puddles to get to the next hole, but weather wouldn't stop participants from finishing the first disc golf tournament on Fort Rucker.

  • Running Soldiers -- all in the Family

    May 9, 2013

    Running is a great way to exercise, as well as show support for various causes, and one Fort Rucker Family takes it to heart by participating in runs throughout the country to show their support.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Earth Day, makes a difference

    May 2, 2013

    When it comes to energy conservation and going green, Fort Rucker is no stranger with its Net Zero facilities and recycling programs, but no matter how small, people on the installation are making a difference.

  • 'Rum and Vodka' production combats abuse

    May 2, 2013

    Eighty thousand is the number of people that can fit into the Olympic Stadium in London, and also the number of people that die from alcohol abuse each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

  • Exercise builds community cohesion with a boom

    May 2, 2013

    About 10 counties from the surrounding area participated in a disaster preparation exercise April 24 at the Fort Rucker Fire and Prevention training grounds, which ended in an explosive fashion.

  • JAG: 5 tips for getting security deposits back

    May 2, 2013

    Too often, Soldiers are taken by surprise when they receive a bill rather than their security deposit after they have moved to a new duty location.

  • Retirement ceremony honors Soldiers

    May 2, 2013

    The quarterly retirement ceremony took place April 26 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum where friends and Family gathered to honor Soldiers that served the United States with distinction.

  • Officials urge awareness, education for antiterrorism

    May 2, 2013

    When it comes to antiterrorism and keeping the installation safe, Fort Rucker officials want to make sure that people on post remain vigilant, and one way to do that is by making sure they know the Army's strategic plan.

  • Aviators honor fallen Soldiers on ANZAC

    May 2, 2013

    A community of military Aviators from all over the world gathered April 25 at Veterans Park to celebrate Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day, a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, which is celebrated much like the American Memorial and Veterans' Days.

  • Event brings dads, daughters closer

    May 2, 2013

    In a culture where relationships between parents and children are often strained, especially between fathers and daughters, a new type of affair is beginning to strengthen the bonds between adolescent girls and their fathers.

  • Be Prepared: Experts predict active hurricane season

    May 2, 2013

    There are two keys to weather safety -- preparing for the risks and acting on those preparations when alerted, and Fort Rucker officials say that people need to prepare now for a hurricane season that is predicted to be above average.

  • Chaplain: Showing kindness makes positive impact

    May 2, 2013

    As you read the Holy Bible, you will find very interesting and wonderful stories -- the kind of narrative that makes you examine yourself and think.

  • Lyster celebrates National Nurses Week

    May 2, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic will celebrate its 86 nurses May 6-12 during National Nurses Week.

  • Golf 4 Life event offers free lessons

    May 2, 2013

    Some would argue that golfing is an expensive sport to get into, but folks at the Silver Wings Golf Course are giving an introduction into the sport for a price that everyone can agree on -- free.

  • Ball celebrates Aviation Branch's 30th birthday

    Apr 25, 2013

    Army Aviation celebrated its 30th birthday April 19 with a birthday ball held at The Landing as retired and active Soldiers, Families and Department of Defense civilians celebrated with cake and dancing in their finest attire.

  • Fort Rucker officials jailed for good cause

    Apr 25, 2013

    Many people found themselves under arrest and incarcerated during the Fort Rucker Army Emergency Relief Jail-a-Thon April 18.

  • 1-212th welcomes commander

    Apr 25, 2013

    As clouds filled the sky and rain threatened to soak Soldiers standing in formation, Fort Rucker welcomed the new commander of the 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment.

  • Foley leaves behind lasting impact, legacy

    Apr 25, 2013

    Impact. George W. "Bill" Foley made tons of it within Army Aviation and with countless people, and now the loss of the man reverberates throughout the Branch and beyond.

  • Fort Rucker OSJA celebrates Law Day

    Apr 25, 2013

    Law Day is an annual event, which was originally conceived in 1957 when the American Bar Association president, Charles Rhynes, envisioned a special national day to mark our commitment to the rule of law.

  • JAG: Beware of identity theft

    Apr 25, 2013

    Unfortunately, all too often service members are victims of identity theft. In fact, many identity thieves specifically target service members and their Families.

  • 597th welcomes new commander

    Apr 25, 2013

    The Fast and Furious 597th Maintenance Detachment of the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group received a new commander April 19 during a ceremony at Bldg. 25105B at Knox Airfield.

  • Distracted driving potentially deadly

    Apr 25, 2013

    As temperatures rise, more people are hitting the outdoors, increasing the potential for encounters with distracted drivers, but Fort Rucker's Directorate of Public Safety wants to make sure motorists and pedestrians are safe while on the installation.

  • Fort Rucker salutes good Samaritans

    Apr 25, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Family gathered to salute individuals who selflessly serve the community April 22 at The Landing during the 2012 Volunteer Appreciation ceremony.

  • Security guards go outside gates to help children

    Apr 25, 2013

    Security guards are often seen as the first line of defense for Fort Rucker, but behind their stoic looks and authoritative presence, many support the local community in their off-duty hours.

  • Chaplain: Resources available to help with parenting

    Apr 25, 2013

    This week's article will cover the subject of the parenting. I would venture to say that next to marriage, the decision to have and raise children is probably the most important thing you will ever do.

  • Fort Rucker runs to honor survivors, fallen heroes

    Apr 25, 2013

    The Fort Rucker community pulled together April 20 during the installation's second Survivors and Fallen Heroes 5k run and remember.