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  • OSJA offers tips on child adoption in Alabama

    Sep 27, 2012

    Did you know that in 2011 there were 1,296 children in Alabama waiting for an adoptive home? Did you know that you can go online and view pictures of these children?

  • Cleanup aims for 'spick-and-span' post

    Sep 27, 2012

    The fall cleanup, scheduled for the first week of October, is one way that Soldiers, Families and workers can help keep Fort Rucker looking spick and span.

  • Aviation seminar honors past, anticipates future

    Sep 27, 2012

    Participants in the second Aviation History seminar session picked the brains of past and present Soldiers and Aviators to understand the possible future path the Army and the Aviation Branch might be taking.

  • Picerne, AAFES create model home

    Sep 27, 2012

    The Picerne model home decorated by the Army and Air Force Exchange Services portrays a realistic home setting, from a pantry full of groceries to an iron with its cord dangling from an ironing board, as a way to show off homes and merchandise for potential residents of Fort Rucker.

  • USAARL celebrates 50 years of Army medical research

    Sep 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory is scheduled to celebrate 50 years of science Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Fort Rucker.

  • Events heighten awareness of domestic violence

    Sep 27, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Family Advocacy Program seeks to bring awareness of domestic violence prevention efforts to the post community with events and activities for couples and Families.

  • Learning, fun highlight Boy Scout Camporee

    Sep 27, 2012

    For some, weekends are a time to catch up on sleep or relax in front of the TV, but for members of the Boy Scouts of America, it was a time for life lessons and survival skills.

  • German Armed Forces proficiency badge competition returns for fall

    Sep 27, 2012

    Soldiers can compete and show their dexterity by participating in the training and testing for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Oct. 1 to Nov. 2.

  • Tourney provides friendly competition, learning experience

    Sep 27, 2012

    The Silver Wings Golf Course provided nearly 100 patrons the opportunity to put their golf skills to the test and learn from professionals in the sport during a tournament Sept. 21-23.

  • 164th TAOG Soldiers deploy

    Sep 20, 2012

    Families and friends came together at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum to say their farewells to about a dozen Soldiers of the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group who deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait Sept. 15 to provide additional airfield oversight for an earlier deployed unit, according to Lt. Col. Terry Meyer, rear detachment commander for the 164th TAOG.

  • Run, CG highlight suicide prevention event

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide Sept. 27 to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.

  • Combined Federal Campaign aims to raise $1.15 million

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign kicked off its fundraising efforts Sept. 17 with an event at the Landing that showcased the different organizations that people can donate to.

  • Tailgate event educates Soldiers on benefits

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Army Education Center strives to help Soldiers achieve life-long learning goals and take things to the next level with its Fall College Tailgate, designed to bring Soldiers and Families face-to-face with the college representatives that can help them in their quests for higher learning.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month post event entertains, informs

    Sep 20, 2012

    The United States is made up of a vast number of cultures and has a mix of people from all areas of the globe, and Fort Rucker is no different when it comes to the diversity that makes up the nation.

  • Oktoberfest offers entertainment, games, camaraderie

    Sep 20, 2012

    Oktoberfest, the traditional German cultural festival, will take place Sept. 28 at the festival fields at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

  • Spouse earns 2nd place in Armywide art contest

    Sep 20, 2012

    Over 500 people competed in the worldwide Army Arts and Crafts contest hosted by the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and one of Fort Rucker's own placed in the competition.

  • Gate-to-Gate run celebrates Hispanic heritage, culture

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the Hispanic Heritage Gate to Gate run Sept. 29 from 9-11 a.m. to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of American citizens of Hispanic ancestry, according to Kristi Fink, fitness programs manager for Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility.

  • ATV trail ride offers unique Family experience

    Sep 20, 2012

    Above and beyond the many recreational activities that are available on Fort Rucker from fishing and swimming at Lake Tholocco, to runs and fitness training at the fitness facilities -- outdoor recreation is offering a unique experience for Soldiers and Families to participate in.

  • Events raise suicide awareness

    Sep 13, 2012

    Army Substance Abuse Program's campaign to celebrate life kicked off with two tournaments that brought organizations from across post together to raise suicide awareness in the Army last week.

  • CAC briefs USAACE staff, faculty on Doctrine 2015

    Sep 13, 2012

    Fewer, faster, shorter, clearer and more accessible. While most people associated with the Army wouldn't associate those terms with the service's doctrine publications, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is looking to change that with its Doctrine 2015 program.

  • Music Under the Alabama Stars returns for fall concert

    Sep 13, 2012

    Temperatures are cooling down and the 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band is taking advantage of the cooler climate to bring back the Music Under the Alabama Stars concert series to Howze Field Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Heart of Alabama CFC kicks off at Rucker

    Sep 13, 2012

    Despite tough economic times throughout the country, the Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign set an aggressive goal for its 2012 fundraising campaign that kicks off Sept. 17 on Fort Rucker.

  • Prescription Take-Back Day offers easy meds disposal

    Sep 13, 2012

    The problem of prescription medication addiction is sweeping the nation, and Fort Rucker is supporting the campaign to help reduce abuse in the area by holding a Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 29.

  • Fort Rucker Primary School open house educates parents

    Sep 13, 2012

    The first days of school can be difficult for some Families, but the Fort Rucker Primary School makes it easier for parents by educating them on what a typical day for their child is like.

  • Students learn importance of 'everyday heroes'

    Sep 13, 2012

    The gymnasium at Fort Rucker Primary School was filled with students and staff wearing red, white and blue to celebrate Hero Day on Sept. 11.

  • Girls Night Out: 'From big to small, they had it all'

    Sep 13, 2012

    With more than 300 women and 40 vendors turning out for Girls Night Out Sept. 7, attendees and organizers alike deemed the event a success, including one who claimed, "from big to small, they had it all!"

  • Golf tourney provides unique experience

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Silver Wings Golf Course has many tournaments throughout the year, but the 2012 Pro-Am Tournament gives amateur golfers a unique opportunity to compare their skills to professionals in a competitive setting Sept 21-23.

  • Fort Rucker events celebrate life

    Sep 6, 2012

    As suicide rates in the Army continue at high levels, the post offers events that celebrate life, educate and build camaraderie during Suicide Prevention Month in September.

  • Be heard: AFAP solicits issues from community

    Sep 6, 2012

    Sometimes people need a soapbox to stand on to get their issues heard, and the Army Family Action Plan gives people on Fort Rucker a platform to stand on to do just that.

  • JAG: 13 tips when going to a car dealership

    Sep 6, 2012

    You see a car dealership's commercial on TV. It has "Old Glory" waving in the sky, images of Soldiers deployed in the background and the salesperson in the commercial proclaims that the dealership salutes the troops. And you think to yourself, "I'll go there to buy a car!"

  • AAFES puts profits back into community

    Sep 6, 2012

    Many people on Fort Rucker are familiar with the benefits of shopping at the post exchange, but most may not be aware that what they purchase helps pay for services and facilities on the installation.

  • ACS, chapel offer Financial Peace University

    Sep 6, 2012

    Army Community Service and the Fort Rucker Installation Chaplains Office present Financial Peace University Tuesdays from Sept. 11 through Dec. 4 from 5:30-8 p.m. to help Soldiers, Families and Department of Defense civilians beat debt and build a more stable future.

  • Fort Rucker events celebrate heritage, culture

    Sep 6, 2012

    The Army considers its diversity as a strength, and Fort Rucker will celebrate the diversity that the Hispanic culture brings to the armed forces by celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Sept.15 to Oct. 15.

  • Picerne celebrates passing of summer during Ice Cream Social

    Sep 6, 2012

    Picerne Military Housing hosts a free Ice Cream Social Sept. 12 to celebrate the passing of summer from 2-4 p.m. at the Bowden Terrace community center.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest seeks to recondition Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2012

    Recovering from a deployment can be difficult for many Soldiers. That's why Installation Management Command developed a program of high-intensity activities to help bring Soldiers back to a stateside state of mind.

  • Bragging rights on line at fishing tourney

    Sep 6, 2012

    Fort Rucker's outdoor recreation will hold its 2-man Buddy Bass Tournament to give people a chance to win cash and bragging rights.

  • SMA Chandler visits Fort Rucker

    Aug 30, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Fort Rucker Aug. 22-23 to see the different training that goes on at the installation, as well as speak with Soldiers and Families about bringing professionalism back to the Army.

  • USAACE welcomes new deputy

    Aug 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence welcomed a new deputy commander to the installation and said farewell to a familiar face during a ceremony Aug. 24.

  • Job Fair attracts skill-set seekers, job hopefuls

    Aug 30, 2012

    Fort Rucker's ninth annual Area Job Fair Aug. 22 drew nearly 2,000 job-seekers, a total of 40 employers, and resulted in one on-the-spot hire, 1,582 interviews and more than 350 potential hires.

  • Child find campaign helps military Families

    Aug 30, 2012

    Military Families come from all walks of life, and the Exceptional Family Member Program is reaching out into the community with a campaign to find and help Families with special needs.

  • Lyster Health Clinic prepares for construction

    Aug 30, 2012

    The main entrance to Lyster Army Health Clinic will not be accessible after September 1 as a result of construction to install a revolving door, but several alternate entrances to the building will open for staff and patients.

  • BOSS program offers recreation, volunteer opportunities

    Aug 30, 2012

    Being a single Soldier at a new duty station in an unfamiliar region can be intimidating, but the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program on Fort Rucker provides events and trips for Soldiers to get involved.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Women's Equality

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Fort Rucker community gathered to recognize the struggles of suffrage and to educate themselves on women's issues as Women's Equality Day was celebrated Aug. 23 with a small booth fair in Bldg. 5700.

  • New equipment helps wounded warriors hunt

    Aug 30, 2012

    With deer hunting season around the corner, Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation is making sure that everyone, including wounded warriors, has the opportunity to enjoy its almost 50,000 acres of hunting grounds.

  • Post ready for future hurricane response

    Aug 28, 2012

    To ensure the safety and protection of personnel and equipment Fort Rucker took some necessary precautions to prepare for a potential direct hit by Hurricane Isaac. Although the path of the storm shifted away from the Wiregrass, Fort Rucker was ready.

  • Tropical Storm Isaac sets sights on gulf shore -- impact on Fort Rucker expected

    Aug 24, 2012

    (Editor's note: This is an update and localization of an article originally appearing on www.army.mil in June. It contains useful information as Tropical Storm Isaac apparently has its sights set on the gulf shore early next week.)

  • Post remembers Aviator

    Aug 23, 2012

    Soldiers, friends and Family members came together at the Main Post Chapel Aug. 17 to pay respect to and honor a fallen Aviator.

  • Unauthorized handicap parking use rising

    Aug 23, 2012

    While handicap parking spaces on post are by design appealing places to park, the people of Fort Rucker are reminded that the spaces are only for the use of those with legitimate handicaps.

  • Soldiers volunteer to train Civil Air Patrol cadets

    Aug 23, 2012

    Cadets of nearly every age from the Dothan and Montgomery Civil Air Patrol squadrons met Aug. 17 at Fort Rucker Range Area 16 to participate in a land navigation course with Soldiers from Fort Rucker to learn how to properly traverse the landscape.

  • Auto skills center offers free safety inspections

    Aug 23, 2012

    With Labor Day fast approaching, the Fort Rucker Automotive Skills Center wants to help people stay by offering free holiday vehicle inspections.

  • Fort Rucker Cub Scouts pack seeks new members

    Aug 23, 2012

    There is no shortage of activities for boys to be involved in on Fort Rucker, from youth sports to the EDGE! program, but Cub Scouts gives them an opportunity be a part of something that will grow with them as they get older, according to the post's Pack 50 Cubmaster.

  • Local AAFES gets new general manager

    Aug 23, 2012

    One of Fort Rucker's newest residents is ready to make an impact on quality of life here as the exchange's new general manager.

  • Girls Night Out event offers fun, camaraderie

    Aug 23, 2012

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites women to enjoy a Girls Night Out Sept. 7 at the ballroom in The Landing. No men or children are permitted at the ladies event that features dancing, browsing and entertainment.

  • Schools use technology tools to boost learning

    Aug 23, 2012

    Schools across the country are embracing digital learning, and the teachers at Fort Rucker Elementary school are using technology as a tool to support 21st century learning, expand communication and enable students to think more critically.

  • Signups begin in Sept. for fitness Boot Camp

    Aug 23, 2012

    Beach season is coming to an end, but that's no reason for people hang up the towel when it comes to working out.

  • Fort Rucker hunting regulations change

    Aug 23, 2012

    Hunting is a popular activity in this area, and with deer season around the corner, Fort Rucker hunters need to be up to date on changes that will affect them this year.

  • Mangum assumes command of USAACE

    Aug 16, 2012

    As rain fell on the Soldiers standing in formation, cannons fired and the reviewing party trooped the line, Fort Rucker welcomed a new commanding general to the installation.

  • MUTAS concert series returns Aug. 24

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Music Under the Alabama Stars concert series returns to Fort Rucker Aug. 24 as the 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band prepares to provide entertainment with a variety of sounds.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker's Women's Equality Day celebration seeks to display the achievements of women and to educate people on how to make their voices heard at the polls.

  • Mangum meets with LCT

    Aug 16, 2012

    The new commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker met the Leading Change Team Aug. 6 to discuss the team's future and show its relevance to the success of the post and the Aviation Branch.

  • FCC program offers jobs, safe child care

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Family Child Care program on Fort Rucker is looking for providers to welcome children into their homes, offering safe child care services as well as employment for Family members.

  • Suicide prevention events celebrate life

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala., aims to celebrate life during Suicide Prevention Month in September with actives to help Soldiers and families beat depression.

  • Whooping cough: Officials warn of old enemy's return

    Aug 16, 2012

    Pertussis, also commonly known as whooping cough, used to be considered a disease of the past, but over the last 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of this disease.

  • Misfits win softball post championship

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker got a break from the rain as the sun peaked through the clouds to provide ideal weather for the Fort Rucker Intramural Softball Post Championship Game Aug. 9.

  • Retiree reaches swimming milestone

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker offers many ways for people to stay fit, from rock climbing at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility to racquetball at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility, but the installation also rewards and recognizes those that reach various milestones in their regimens.

  • Crutchfield reflects on time as USAACE CG

    Aug 9, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield will hand over the reins as commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker to Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum during a change of command ceremony Aug. 10. Crutchfield sat down Aug. 6 with Lisa Eichhorn, Fort Rucker Public Affairs Officer, to reflect on his time as USAACE and Fort Rucker CG.

  • Food drive helps Soldiers, Families

    Aug 9, 2012

    The Feds Feed Families Food Drive is a nation-wide campaign to help Soldiers and their Families through tough times, and Fort Rucker is doing its part to help.

  • Fort Rucker NAF positions available year round

    Aug 9, 2012

    Though the ninth annual Fort Rucker Job Fair is Aug. 22, jobs are available throughout the year in the form of Non Appropriated Fund jobs on post.

  • School year brings change, new faces for students

    Aug 9, 2012

    The new school year at Fort Rucker's Primary and Elementary Schools feature change, mixed emotions and new faces.

  • Landing Zone celebrates 3rd birthday

    Aug 9, 2012

    The Landing Zone has hosted many events and celebrities since its conversion from the officers club and Aviators Landing in 2009 but now it's time to celebrate its birthday Aug. 24 at the Tiki Hut Bay located just outside the facility.

  • Workshop offers home buying, selling tips

    Aug 9, 2012

    Soldiers and their Families often move from post to post and they may be hit with the burden of having to buy a new home or sell their existing one, but Army Community Service provides the Home Buying and Selling workshop to help make that process an enjoyable experience, according to the ACS Survivor Outreach Services financial counselor.

  • Misfits take down Double Tap, 11-6

    Aug 9, 2012

    Despite heavy rainfall over the past week, the Fort Rucker Intramural Softball playoff tournament continued on wet clay and soggy fields.

  • Intramural bowling starts Sept. 4

    Aug 9, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Bowling Center offers fun for people of all ages, but it also offers the opportunity for friendly competition.

  • New facility offers state-of-the-art paint training

    Aug 2, 2012

    Fort Rucker is known for its state-of-the-art simulators and training facilities, and the Spray, Technique, Research and Analysis for Defense paint training program is the newest addition to the installation's commitment to training excellence.

  • Fort Rucker honors fallen working dog

    Aug 2, 2012

    A muster call was performed at the Military Working Dog Kennels, and a brief silence fell as military working dog Nina's name was called during a memorial July 27.

  • Army observes Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 2, 2012

    August brings with it the end of summer vacation and the hope of cooler temperatures, but it's also Antiterrorism Awareness Month that reminds people to remain vigilant, according to Michael Whittaker, installation antiterrorism officer.

  • Immunizations important to children, parents

    Aug 2, 2012

    Having a child get a vaccination is never the highlight of a parent's day, but the nurses at Lyster Army Health Clinic feel it's vital that children are properly immunized for school registration as well as health.

  • Post honors retiring Soldiers, civilian

    Aug 2, 2012

    Members of the Fort Rucker community packed the post theater to honor 14 Soldiers and one civilian retiring from government service during a ceremony July 27.

  • Picerne hosts Dive-In Theater showing of 'The Muppets'

    Aug 2, 2012

    As summer vacation dies down and school gears up, Picerne Military Housing offers its free Dive-In Theater at Bowden Terrace Community Center Aug. 10.

  • Spouse club hosts Super Sign-Up Aug. 16

    Aug 2, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club will host its annual Super Sign-Up Aug. 16 to assist spouses new to Fort Rucker that want to expand their horizons by meeting new people and seeing new places.

  • Illusionist divvies out mind candy for Soldiers

    Aug 2, 2012

    A meet and greet with illusionist and mentalist Wayne Hoffman and Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, cadre and students from the NCO Academy and the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group went magically July 27 at the academy.

  • Pipelayers shut out Copperheads

    Aug 2, 2012

    Recent storms caused some hiccups in the intramural softball post championship tournament, but it wasn't enough to stop teams from returning to the fields to compete for the title.

  • Fort Rucker schools back in session Aug. 6

    Jul 26, 2012

    Summer vacation is winding down and school is getting back in session, and Fort Rucker officials are offering tips to make the transition from summer life to school life safe and easy for parents and children.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates 237th birthday

    Jul 26, 2012

    The chaplains on Fort Rucker help Soldiers and their Families every day, and the chaplaincy will celebrate the corps' 237th birthday June 27 at 10:30 a.m. in Bldg. 5700. Everyone is invited to join the festivities.

  • ICE gives Fort Rucker customers a voice

    Jul 26, 2012

    Fort Rucker provides many services for people on the installation from youth services to the fitness facilities, but also provides a way for them to provide feedback to help improve those services.

  • Fort Rucker recognizes college graduates

    Jul 26, 2012

    Fort Rucker is known as the home of U.S. Army Aviation, but Soldiers on the installation can learn more than how to fly aircraft during their time here.

  • DECA gets word out on sales, deals with commissary newsletter

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Defense Commissary Agency has started a new Army-wide initiative that is already impacting Fort Rucker residents -- the publication of a monthly commissary newsletter.

  • Family members help celebrate Aviation pioneer's final flight

    Jul 26, 2012

    A mixture of wind, tears, water and cheers met the Aviator as he stepped out of the Apache that carried him and his son-in-law on his last military flight July 20.

  • Ozark to host Fort Rucker employment event

    Jul 26, 2012

    With times making it difficult to secure steady employment, Fort Rucker provides a job fair each year to ease the stress of job hunting.

  • Diabetic expo set to educate, provide care

    Jul 26, 2012

    Those suffering from diabetes will find a wealth of valuable information and opportunities for medical care at the second annual Diabetic Exposition Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at Lyster Army Health Clinic.

  • Fort Rucker Lemon Lot features deals

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Lemon Lot on post is ready to help Soldiers and Families make or find deals on wheels, whether they're looking to buy or sell.

  • Spartans take down Copperheads

    Jul 26, 2012

    As the summer heat bears down harder than ever, intramural softball season is still going strong on Fort Rucker as it builds up to the final tournament.

  • Sgt. Ted E. Bear supports Army Olympians

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Summer Olympics return July 27 and U.S. Army athletes will compete in London to represent their country in the athletic arena, and Fort Rucker icon Sgt. Ted E. Bear isn't being shy when it comes to showing his support.

  • Fort Rucker welcomes new garrison commander

    Jul 19, 2012

    Fort Rucker welcomed a new garrison commander and garrison command sergeant major, while bidding farewell to two well-known faces on the installation July 13.

  • 164th TAOG cases colors, deploys

    Jul 19, 2012

    Tears were flowing as more than a dozen troops boarded a bus to get ready to deploy to Southwest Asia as their Family, friends and fellow Soldiers waved and said their goodbyes.

  • Renovated Brown Dental Clinic reopens

    Jul 19, 2012

    After a year's wait, the Brown Dental Clinic moves back home to its renovated facility in Bldg. 4405 on Innkeeper Street July 25.

  • FSOD clears Aviators for flight duty

    Jul 19, 2012

    Lyster Army Health Clinic offers a unique program to ensure that Fort Rucker Aviators can rebound from sickness quickly and get back in the air -- the flight surgeon of the day.

  • GEMS program brings science to life for youth

    Jul 19, 2012

    While a lesson in polymers was under way Fort Rucker, Ala., youth mixed glue and food-coloring in order to create a Silly Putty-like concoction at the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science laboratory, July 12, 2012.

  • Riding Stables offers entertainment, Family fun

    Jul 19, 2012

    With such a wide variety of activities and sports for people to participate in at Fort Rucker, many people seem to overlook that there is a full compound dedicated to horses and their riders.

  • USAACE names new commander

    Jul 12, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum will be the next commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, the Army announced July 9.

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