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  • Event provides unique Halloween experience

    Nov 1, 2012

    Hundreds of Family members were greeted with fair weather and the spirit of Halloween as they visited the Fort Rucker Riding Stables for the Children's Fall Festival Oct. 26.

  • Event helps local clergy understand military Family issues

    Nov 1, 2012

    Clergy from around the Wiregrass visited Fort Rucker's Wings Chapel Oct. 25 for the annual Clergy Appreciation Day to get training from Army chaplains.

  • ACS trains new Care Team members

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Army Community Service Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program offers care team training Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Bldg. 5700 and invites everyone to participate in the program.

  • Hunt finale raises nearly $30K

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Wounded Warrior Hunt raised about $30,000, all of which will go directly back into outdoor recreation to fund programs or equipment for wounded warriors.

  • Iron Aviator: Captains compete for coveted title

    Nov 1, 2012

    In a clash of sweat, dedication and willpower Soldiers from the 12-03 class of the Aviation Captains Career Course competed in the Iron Aviator competition Oct. 24 at Beaver Lake and the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility.

  • PT road closures focus on safety

    Oct 25, 2012

    The morning rush to get to work can be hectic at times, but the safety of Soldiers during physical training hours should be everyone's first priority according to Directorate of Public Safety officials.

  • Former undercover cop discusses PTSD

    Oct 25, 2012

    Bob Delaney, NBA referee and former undercover police officer, spoke to Soldiers, Families and civilians on post-traumatic stress at the post theater during his visit to Fort Rucker Oct. 23-24.

  • Chili events provide food, fun, fitness

    Oct 25, 2012

    Cooler weather has reached Fort Rucker, and people can warm up with a hot cup of chili or get their blood pumping with the Chili 5K during the Army Aviation Center Chapter's 21st Annual Chili 5K and Cook-off in the field between 4th Street and Division Road Nov. 3.

  • DAGIR takes Aviation training to new heights

    Oct 25, 2012

    The Army is often at the forefront of innovation when it comes to technological advances and training, and Aviation training is no exception.

  • Veterans receive recognition for helping out

    Oct 25, 2012

    Many people see the older gentlemen shuttling elderly and disabled patients around the Lyster Army Health Clinic parking lot in a golf cart, but few recognize the honorable deed they complete each day.

  • Improvements enhance customer experience

    Oct 25, 2012

    Grocery shopping can be pleasant for some and stressful for others, but the commissary on Fort Rucker is looking to relieve some of that stress with improvements to patrons' shopping experience.

  • Sesame Street Experience entertains, educates youth

    Oct 25, 2012

    The Sesame Street Experience tour returned to Fort Rucker Oct. 18-19 with a new story and a new character that catered specifically to military children, who were up and dancing throughout the performances.

  • ACS provides tips to avoid holiday financial hangovers

    Oct 25, 2012

    Avoiding a holiday money hangover can be difficult with the pressures of gift giving, but the financial counselors at Army Community Service offer help staying on track while being a responsible consumer.

  • Rally spotlights after-school programs

    Oct 25, 2012

    With some after-school program budgets shrinking, rallies like the Lights on After-school open house held Oct. 18 at the Fort Rucker Youth Center bring awareness to how important after-school programs are to children, parents and the community.

  • 145th takes down USAARL Double Tap

    Oct 25, 2012

    A Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Brigade met the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory's Double Tap on the football field at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility during an intramural football game Oct. 23.

  • Conference gives voice to Families

    Oct 18, 2012

    Delegates from all aspects of military life gathered Oct. 10 and 11 at Wings Chapel on Andrews Avenue to discuss how to improve Army programs through the Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Expo educates children, adults

    Oct 18, 2012

    The future of energy use and fuel consumption is ever changing, and Fort Rucker aims to be at the forefront when it comes to implementing and educating people on the installation on going green.

  • Flu vaccination limited now, broadens later

    Oct 18, 2012

    Influenza season is upon Fort Rucker but Lyster Army Health Clinic is currently offering the vaccine to active-duty personnel and children less than 3 years old only, but encourages everyone to remain vigilant about getting the vaccine.

  • NBA ref, former undercover cop speaks to Soldiers

    Oct 18, 2012

    NBA referee and former undercover policeman Bob Delaney will visit Fort Rucker Oct. 23-24 to speak to Soldiers, spouses and civilians about post traumatic stress.

  • Legal office advises on deer strikes, claims

    Oct 18, 2012

    It's almost that time of year again when the deer are running amuck and doing seemingly idiotic things like jumping in front of cars as they travel to and fro.

  • Creepy critters not just for Halloween

    Oct 18, 2012

    October brings with it the fun and frights of Halloween, but the cooler weather can also bring out real-life creepy critters that people might encounter in the wilderness.

  • USAARL celebrates 50 years of excellence, innovation

    Oct 18, 2012

    Soldiers and senior leaders of Fort Rucker came together at the Neel Aeromedical Science Center to celebrate the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory's 50th anniversary, and pay tribute to its buildings namesake, Maj. Gen. Spurgeon Neel.

  • Aviation spouses soar, earn wings

    Oct 18, 2012

    Fifty-nine women and one man earned their Aviator wings Oct. 12 after successfully completing Aviation Spouse Day on Fort Rucker.

  • Firefighters educate children during Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 18, 2012

    Fort Rucker fire prevention officials along with the Fort Rucker Fire Department educated the installation on the importance of fire safety during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-13.

  • Post events offer fun, fitness, frights

    Oct 18, 2012

    Halloween gives people plenty to be scared of during the holiday, but people on Fort Rucker shouldn't be afraid to attend events on the installation that offer fun, food, fitness and frights.

  • Mobile Battleship blasts Fort Rucker Fliers out of sky

    Oct 18, 2012

    Fair weather greeted the Fort Rucker Fliers as they took the field Oct. 13 against Mobile Battleship in a friendly yet competitive game of rugby.

  • Families welcome Soldiers home

    Oct 15, 2012

    Thirteen Soldiers from the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group returned to Family and friends at Fort Rucker after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan during a ceremony at the Spiritual Life Center Oct. 8.

  • New facility improves Soldiers' quality of life

    Oct 15, 2012

    The Army focuses on improving the quality of life for Soldiers and their families, and Fort Rucker, Ala., wants to make sure that single Soldiers aren't excluded when it comes to quality-of-life improvements.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day offers health fair, dinner

    Oct 15, 2012

    Fort Rucker invites retirees and their Families from across the Wiregrass to attend the 38th annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 26.

  • Aviation grad follows parents' flight path

    Oct 15, 2012

    Anticipation filled the air as almost 50 Aviators came together at the post theater during the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Aviator Course graduation ceremony to be pinned with their wings, with one graduate continuing a Family tradition in Army Aviation.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month kicks off with Purple Friday

    Oct 15, 2012

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and people from around post showed their support by donning purple and participating in the kickoff event at Bldg. 5700 Oct. 5.

  • Holiday brings spooky events, Family activities

    Oct 15, 2012

    The spookiest time of year is on the way and Fort Rucker has scheduled events and festivities for the community to enjoy.

  • Expo puts assistive technologies on display

    Oct 15, 2012

    The Exceptional Family Member Program teamed up with the Equal Opportunity Office to bring back the Assistive Technology Expo to Fort Rucker that features the latest technology to help disabled active-duty military members, Families and the civilian workforce.

  • Local rider places in national horsemanship finals competition

    Oct 15, 2012

    Fort Rucker gets plenty of recognition when it comes to excellence in Aviation, but one of the installation's own brought national recognition to an arena the post isn't well known for -- horsemanship.

  • Fort Rucker Fliers rugby team poised for comeback

    Oct 15, 2012

    There are numerous sports teams on Fort Rucker for everyone to enjoy, but the developing Rugby Fliers, a rugby team that was at its peak in the 1990s, is making a comeback.

  • Energy Expo seeks to help save people, post money

    Oct 9, 2012

    This year's Energy Expo at Fort Rucker, Ala., returns for a second time to educate people on ways to be more energy efficient, not only on post, but in their daily lives.

  • Post stands up to suicide

    Oct 4, 2012

    More than 3,000 Fort Rucker Soldiers ran along a 3-mile route lined with 232 pairs of combat boots that represented comrades in arms who took their own lives in the past year during the post's suicide prevention stand down Sept. 27.

  • Lyster continues tradition of excellence

    Oct 4, 2012

    Fort Rucker is well known for its excellence in Army Aviation, but that excellence extends far beyond the airfield.

  • Fort Rucker seeks to reduce fossil-fuel consumption

    Oct 4, 2012

    Fort Rucker is looking to minimize its fossil-fuel consumption by testing three electric utility side-by-side all-terrain vehicles to cut spending.

  • ACAP part of the road to success

    Oct 4, 2012

    I've noticed that many people in the military seem to have a built-in sense of direction. Not only can they find their way to any location, but after they have been somewhere once, they can easily find their way to the same location again.

  • Army-wide barracks program improves Soldier quality of life

    Oct 4, 2012

    A new Army-wide program has been set in place that changes the way barracks are run on installations, and Fort Rucker garrison leadership said it will improve the quality of life for Soldiers that reside in unaccompanied housing.

  • Family fun takes center stage

    Oct 4, 2012

    More than 4,500 people attended Fort Rucker's 10th annual Oktoberfest that featured vendors, live music, children's activities and food Oct. 28.

  • Run celebrates heritage

    Oct 4, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility hosted its annual "Gate-to-Gate" run Sept. 29 to celebrate the Army's cultural diversity as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Fall hunt aims to help wounded warriors

    Oct 4, 2012

    Always looking for ways to honor and help the Soldiers and Families of the Army, Fort Rucker is doing its part to make sure that wounded warriors are taken care of when it comes to outdoor recreation.

  • Governor visits Fort Rucker

    Sep 27, 2012

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley visited Fort Rucker Sept. 20 and toured the various airfields and training facilities on the installation to experience the home of Army Aviation firsthand.

  • Post improves parking by reducing reserved spots

    Sep 27, 2012

    Fort Rucker is making changes to free up more parking spots at the most frequented facilities on post.

  • Fort Rucker community honors POWs, MIAs during ceremony

    Sep 27, 2012

    Fog and a sprinkle of rain set a somber scene at the post's Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Remembrance Ceremony in Veterans Park Sept. 21.

  • 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.

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