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  • 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.

  • Thunder returns to Lake Tholocco

    Apr 25, 2013

    With speeds reaching in excess of 100 mph, Thunder on Tholocco promises to excite.

  • Furlough seminars help people manage finances

    Apr 22, 2013

    With the upcoming furloughs looming, it's important for people on Fort Rucker to be certain about how they manage their finances in uncertain times, and the installation has a program in place to make sure that its civil service members are properly educated.

  • Fort Rucker expands recycling

    Apr 22, 2013

    Fort Rucker continues to expand and promote recycling on post by accepting new materials and creating a new organizational recycling incentive program that debuts April 24 at the Earth Day Expo at the festival fields from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • CodeRED continues free community alerts

    Apr 22, 2013

    Fort Rucker contracted with CodeRED more than three years ago to provide instant emergency notifications via phone, email or text messages.

  • Fair focuses on teen health, wellness

    Apr 22, 2013

    It can be tough to combine fun with fitness when it comes to being healthy and staying fit, but Fort Rucker found a way to keep the attention of its youth while educating them on why it's important to lead a healthy lifestyle.

  • Fort Rucker takes part in Autism Awareness Month

    Apr 22, 2013

    Autism affects millions of children and Families around the world, and Fort Rucker is joining the fight during Autism Awareness Month to bring awareness and education to those that need help.

  • Chaplain: Emotional communication unites couples

    Apr 22, 2013

    This week's topic will be that of emotional communication. I freely admit that emotions are complex.

  • Lyster salutes laboratorians

    Apr 22, 2013

    National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 22-26. It is a time to honor the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals across the nation who perform and interpret laboratory tests that save lives and keep people healthy.

  • Controversial call cited in Fliers rugby 21-17 loss

    Apr 22, 2013

    The last game of the rugby spring season pinned air against earth in a match that was ultimately decided by what many at the event deemed a bad call during the last three seconds of the high-spirited game.

  • Fort Rucker youth reel in good time at lake opening

    Apr 22, 2013

    Fishing is one of Fort Rucker's more prominent recreational activities, and the installation added to its fishing repertoire with the opening of Parcours Lake as a youth fishing area.

  • 1-58th changes command

    Apr 17, 2013

    The 1-58th Airfield Operations Battalion Guardian Eagles received a new command team recently in the form of new commander Lt. Col. Daniel Y. Morris and Sgt. Maj. Dexter L. Kimble.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 17, 2013

    Monday, it's estimated that more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day and help "Mobilize the Earth."

  • Fort Rucker earns Army Communities of Excellence Award Gold

    Apr 11, 2013

    Fort Rucker gained nationwide recognition and proved that it truly is above the best when it was announced in late March that the installation won top Gold honors in the 2013 Chief of Staff of the Army Communities of Excellence Award program.

  • Vietnam veteran recognized for valor

    Apr 11, 2013

    A former Fort Rucker Aviator received the Distinguished Flying Cross more than 40 years after his heroic acts during the Vietnam War.

  • USAACE CG talks leadership with junior leaders

    Apr 11, 2013

    Fort Rucker's commanding general spoke with junior leaders at the Landing April 9 about what it takes to become a senior leader in today's Army.

  • 911 dispatchers: 'The team behind the scenes'

    Apr 11, 2013

    The nation's 911 dispatchers, collectively known as the team behind the scenes, have one of the most valuable and underappreciated jobs in America.

  • Fort Rucker tax center wraps up 2012 season

    Apr 11, 2013

    As tax season comes to an end, the Fort Rucker Tax Assistance Center helped about 1,200 people and saved the military community more than $248,098 in federal and state income tax preparation fees.

  • Fort Rucker fights drug abuse with Prescription Take-Back Day

    Apr 11, 2013

    Prescription medication addiction and abuse is a problem that plagues both military and civilian life, but Fort Rucker is bringing back a program to help fight against drug abuse.

  • Youth science program returns to Fort Rucker this summer

    Apr 11, 2013

    Applications for the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory's Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program are available for parents to complete in order to claim a spot in the summer, week-long course for their child.

  • Wi-Fi now available at Lyster

    Apr 11, 2013

    In a technology-filled world where everyone is constantly plugged-in, many people get used to continuous Wi-Fi at the places they frequent, and Lyster Army Health Clinic can now be added to the list of places where connections are now available.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers compete for German military badges

    Apr 11, 2013

    There are many ways for Soldiers to one-up each other and keep each other motivated to achieve greatness in their military careers, and one way is by earning distinguished awards.

  • Fort Rucker honors Women of Year during ceremony

    Apr 4, 2013

    Fort Rucker honored its professional women during its annual Women of the Year Awards March 28 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • USAACE reinstates solo flight incentives after 15 years

    Apr 4, 2013

    A few Aviators at Fort Rucker had the opportunity to experience for the first time something that hasn't taken place in almost 15 years.

  • Job search: Success depends on little things

    Apr 4, 2013

    The success of a resume is measured by getting an interview. The success of an interview is measured by receiving a job offer.

  • Fort Rucker Jail-A-Thon raises money for AER

    Apr 4, 2013

    Donating money to help Soldiers and Families in need is cause enough to answer the call of selfless service, but getting the chance to arrest your boss in the process -- priceless.

  • SMA visits Fort Rucker, talks professionalism

    Apr 4, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Fort Rucker April 1-2 with Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, to conduct open discussions with Soldiers about budget constraints, affects of sequestration and what it means to be an Army professional.

  • Army chief of staff presents Soldiers Medal to Fort Rucker CW3

    Apr 4, 2013

    CW3 Ronald Sandler did not expect he would be standing on stage next to the chief of staff of the Army April 1, but this was no April fool's joke.

  • Events place military children at center of attention

    Apr 4, 2013

    April is the Month of the Military Child and to help celebrate, the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and has events planned throughout the month.

  • Fair to educate Families on health, nutrition, fitness

    Apr 4, 2013

    As part of Month of the Military Child, Fort Rucker Child, Youth and School Service's youth sports program will hold the fourth annual Health, Nutrition and Fitness Fair April 10 from 2-4:30 p.m. at the teen center in Bldg. 2800.

  • Lyster patient sheds half his body fat

    Apr 4, 2013

    When Randy Welch retired from the Army, he took a break from exercising and soon found his trim figure expanding.

  • Facility offers on-post escape for Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families

    Apr 4, 2013

    When it comes to recreation, Fort Rucker has no shortage of activities, but Lake Tholocco offers an escape that people would be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the area.

  • Fort Rucker shows support for survivors, fallen heroes

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Fort Rucker community will show its support for the Families of fallen heroes during the installation's second Survivors and Fallen Heroes 5k run April 20.

  • Gen. Odierno visits Fort Rucker

    Apr 3, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Rucker April 1-2 to get a firsthand look at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and talk about sequestration effects on the community.

  • Fort Rucker Soldier earns DFC for actions in Afghanistan

    Mar 28, 2013

    A 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment Soldier received the Distinguished Flying Cross March 21 for his actions in Operation Enduring Freedom in January 2011.

  • Event on Fort Rucker focuses on 'training readiness at best value'

    Mar 28, 2013

    U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence senior leaders, Aviators and industry representatives gathered at The Landing March 21 to discuss future Aviation training on the installation in order to find the most efficient way to train Aviators with the constraints that have been placed upon the Army.

  • Flying high: ACS staff member earns employee of year honor

    Mar 28, 2013

    Army Community Service is committed to providing Soldiers and their Families with opportunities to balance both career and Family, but one employee stood out above the rest.

  • Bike ride, play highlight Alcohol Awareness Month

    Mar 28, 2013

    Alcohol Awareness Month is just around the corner and Army Substance Abuse Program officials want to make sure that Soldiers and civilians on Fort Rucker have the proper awareness and education about effects alcohol abuse can have on not just the individual, but those in their lives.

  • Army Aviation, industry decipher 'art of the possible' for the future

    Mar 28, 2013

    Army Aviation professionals and industry representatives rolled up their sleeves at The Landing March 21 during Fort Rucker's Aviation Training Industry Day to tackle training issues for the future, together.

  • Program provides suicide prevention training in May

    Mar 28, 2013

    As the number of suicides in the U.S. armed forces continues to rise, the Fort Rucker Army Substance Abuse Program is working to combat the already "heartbreaking" numbers.

  • Children's Festival brings in hundreds, despite expected storms

    Mar 28, 2013

    Despite a gloomy forecast March 26, more than 900 people showed up for the ninth annual Children's Festival held in the Andrews Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Sunlight, soil, seeds: Class aims to educate gardeners

    Mar 28, 2013

    Though the weather may still be chilly, spring is officially here, and with it comes the Center Library's annual Vegetable Gardening in the South class.

  • Registration change seeks new interest

    Mar 28, 2013

    A new registration process with Fort Rucker Child, Youth and School Services is designed to garner new interest and bolster youth participation at the new youth center.

  • Dog demo educates Fort Rucker students on K9s

    Mar 28, 2013

    Military working canine handlers, along with six military working dogs, visited Fort Rucker Elementary School March 21 to educate the children on how the dogs help police protect the installation and how to properly behave around them.

  • Eagles win post championship in OT

    Mar 28, 2013

    With 1 second left on the clock, silence fell across the court as the final free throw soared through the air to determine the outcome of the 2013 Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball Post Championship game.

  • Aviation Center of Excellence Soldiers compete for top honors

    Mar 21, 2013

    Nineteen Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from across the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence had the opportunity to compete against one another through events that tested their physical prowess as well as their mental agility.

  • All Hazards exercise tests Fort Rucker's security, readiness

    Mar 21, 2013

    The artificialities of the recent all hazards exercise tested first responders, Flatiron, Criminal Investigations Command, medical teams, and communications systems throughout the installation, according to Col. Stuart J. McRae, Fort Rucker garrison commander.

  • Fort Rucker hosts FRGs to help close gaps, educate

    Mar 21, 2013

    Family readiness group leaders and advisers came together March 14 at Wings Chapel to share best practices, and to learn about the installation and the resources available to them.

  • Picerne transitions into 2nd phase of partnership

    Mar 21, 2013

    The partnership between Picerne Military Housing and the Army is entering its eighth year, which means that Picerne will be slowing down construction and focusing on managing existing properties for the remainder of the 42-year alliance.

  • Youth Fair prepares teens for future

    Mar 21, 2013

    Growing up is a part of life and gaining independence is part of that process, and the 2013 Youth Job and College Fair helped teens to take that first step into the "real world."

  • Fort Rucker yard sale aims for convenience, deals

    Mar 21, 2013

    Those who like to find a good deal and enjoy the hunt for hidden treasures may find what they are looking for at Fort Rucker's very first outdoor yard sale April 6 at the festival fields from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Providers collaborate to improve patient care

    Mar 21, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic and Humana Military hosted the first TRICARE Collaboration Event March 14 at the Aviation Museum to welcome community providers to Fort Rucker and give them a chance to meet the Lyster staff.

  • Warriors dominate Guardians

    Mar 21, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball playoffs began March 18 and the A Co., 1st Battalion,13th Aviation Regiment Warriors started off on the right foot as they took out the 158th Airfield Operations Battalion Guardians at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Crouch, touch, set: Rugby Aviators ground Flyers

    Mar 21, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Flyer Rugby team, which combined with the Panama City Beach Hurricanes last month, played the Pensacola Aviators March 16 in a match that was fit for the sky.