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  • 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.

  • Denehan named new 23rd FTS commander

    Jul 12, 2012

    While the outgoing commander of the Air Force 23rd Flying Training Squadron is trekking across the country for his next assignment, the incoming commander is just moving down the hall.

  • Warrant Officer Corps celebrates birthday

    Jul 12, 2012

    Construction at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum couldn't stop Fort Rucker from celebrating the 94th U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps birthday July 9 as the celebration went on at the post theater with food and cake.

  • New disintegrator saves money, space

    Jul 12, 2012

    Fort Rucker is taking its recycling program to the next level with the introduction of a machine that will save the post both money and landfill space.

  • Garrison bids farewell to commander

    Jul 12, 2012

    Teamwork, making Fort Rucker a better place, continuous improvement, taking care of Soldiers and Families, great relations with the surrounding communities and golf were the primary themes surrounding the final week of the garrison commander's tour.

  • Lyster offers program to nurture child development

    Jul 12, 2012

    Caring for children can be a job in itself, but Lyster Army Health Clinic is looking to help make that job easier for some Fort Rucker Families.

  • Financial readiness training provides peace of mind to Soldiers, spouses

    Jul 12, 2012

    For incoming Soldiers, ranks E1 to E4, financial readiness training is a must -- both figuratively and literally.

  • Freedom Fest brings fun, food, music to Fort Rucker

    Jul 12, 2012

    Despite forecasts of thunderstorms, thousands of people packed the Festival Fields on Fort Rucker to celebrate the nation's independence at Freedom Fest with food, fun, fireworks, and the return of Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band July 3.

  • Fitness facility hosts racquetball tournament

    Jul 12, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility will hold a racquetball tournament July 21 at 8 a.m. to give people the opportunity to participate in teams or individually to win trophies as well as bragging rights, according to Cedric Smith, organizer for the tournament.

  • Registration for fall youth sports open until July 31

    Jul 12, 2012

    Fort Rucker Youth Sports holds registration for fall youth sports now through July 31.

  • New commander takes control of 1-11th Avn.

    Jul 5, 2012

    Fort Rucker welcomed the new commander of the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, during a ceremony at Howze Field June 28.

  • Selders assumes command of dental clinic

    Jul 5, 2012

    Fort Rucker welcomed the new commander of the U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 25.

  • Gary Sinise visits Soldiers, families at Fort Rucker

    Jul 5, 2012

    Before his scheduled appearance at Freedom Fest actor Gary Sinise made a few unexpected visits to Soldiers and family members, July 2, 2012.

  • Family, friends honor pioneer in Aviation

    Jul 5, 2012

    It's not often that people have the opportunity to know someone who paved the way for others to follow, but those who knew retired CW5 Mary C. Smalley had the chance to know a pioneer for women in Aviation.

  • Instructors of the quarter

    Jul 5, 2012

    Fort Rucker named its 2012 Instructors of the Third Quarter during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 26.

  • MEDPROS an important part of Soldiers' readiness

    Jul 5, 2012

    Soldiers can simplify the steps of outprocessing by keeping an eye on their individual medical readiness status through the Army's Medical Protection System, according to Fort Rucker's MEDPROS coordinator.

  • Fort Rucker children perform 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

    Jul 5, 2012

    Eighteen Fort Rucker children tiptoed around backstage applying last minute makeup and finding their places before their first production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" June 29 at the post theatre.

  • ACS ready to help PCSing Soldiers, Families

    Jul 5, 2012

    Army Community Service stands at the ready to help Soldiers and Families as the peak PCS season gets into full swing over the summer.

  • Fitness facilities offer workouts to beat the heat

    Jul 5, 2012

    Working out can be hard enough to keep on track, but add in summer heat and it can become downright unbearable, not to mention unsafe.

  • Westphal visits Fort Rucker

    Jun 28, 2012

    Observing Aviation training firsthand and interacting with the Soldiers going through flight school were just a few of the reasons Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal said he visited Fort Rucker June 25-26.

  • Edens takes reins of USACR/Safety Center

    Jun 28, 2012

    The former deputy commander of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence returned to Fort Rucker and assumed command of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center during a ceremony June 22.

  • U.S. Army Aeromedical Center welcomes new commander

    Jun 28, 2012

    The U.S. Army Aeromedical Center bid farewell to one commander and welcomed another during a June 20 ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Wolf retires after 33 years of service

    Jun 28, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Family said goodbye to a commander whose Army career spanned more than three decades.

  • AUSA celebrates Army birthday, installs new officers

    Jun 28, 2012

    The Association of the United States Army celebrated the Army's 237th birthday with a luncheon, cake-cutting ceremony and the installation of new local chapter officers June 20 at The Landing.

  • Concert, streamer ceremony commemorate Army birthday

    Jun 28, 2012

    With patriotism in the air the 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band took to Howze Field to honor the Army and provide a relaxing evening for the people who had laid out their picnic blankets and lawn chairs at the Music Under the Alabama Stars concert.

  • Theater group prepares children for weekend performances

    Jun 28, 2012

    Big voices, big motions and a big commitment to rehearsals are just three of many ingredients necessary to make this weekend's performances starring Fort Rucker youth a big success, the Missoula Children's Theatre directors said during auditions June 25.

  • Making history: Model of 'Phase 2' on display at Aviation Museum

    Jun 28, 2012

    Almost 40 of Fort Rucker's hidden treasures are one step closer to being displayed as a scale model of a future addition to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum has been completed and placed at the entrance of the museum.

  • Sons of Pitches dominate Guardian Eagles

    Jun 28, 2012

    Despite forecasts of storms, the weather at the Fort Rucker softball fields was right as rain allowing fans and players to enjoy the intramural softball games.

  • Freedom Fest celebrates independence with Family fun, entertainment

    Jun 28, 2012

    Fort Rucker will be holding its marquee event, Freedom Fest, July 3 from 3:30 p.m.-10 p.m. As in previous years, the annual celebration of the nation's independence will feature a wide variety of attractions for adults and children alike.

  • 1-13th Avn. welcomes new commander

    Jun 21, 2012

    Fort Rucker welcomed the new commander of the 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment during a ceremony at Howze Field June 19.

  • Full spectrum: Army pilots, Unmanned Aircraft Systems operators to team up on battlefield

    Jun 21, 2012

    Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems will take on a new role as a Combat Aviation Brigade element with the upcoming deployment this fall of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Ceremonies honor Army past, present

    Jun 21, 2012

    Birthdays are a time for people to remember the past and celebrate the future, but for the Army's birthday they are also a time to honor achievement and sacrifice.

  • Fort Rucker provides virtual training for deploying combat aviation brigades

    Jun 21, 2012

    When it's time to go to war, the first step into theater for deploying combat aviation brigades is not on foreign soil. It's at Fort Rucker, Ala., where the final phase of the brigade training takes place.

  • Quad A inducts veteran into Order of St. Michael

    Jun 21, 2012

    The Army Aviation Association of America honored one of Army Aviation's early contributors with induction into the Order of St. Michael June 18 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Vietnam vets share experiences during Aviation seminar

    Jun 21, 2012

    The differences in the Army of today compared to the Army that fought in the Vietnam War are vast, but Soldiers of today on Fort Rucker had the opportunity to learn from the veterans who fought during that time.

  • Precious GEMS: Program makes science 'fun'

    Jun 21, 2012

    A group of children surrounded every table, each one leaning in to help their mentor connect wires, batteries and other electronics to transform a plastic cup into a stereo speaker.

  • Lyster offers new healthy cooking class

    Jun 21, 2012

    Patients walking the halls of Lyster Army Health Clinic June 14 may have noticed something out of the ordinary -- the smell of toasting pita bread and limeade chicken.

  • Lyster's Behavioral Health offers progressive treatments

    Jun 21, 2012

    Behavioral issues affect not only Soldiers returning from combat, but also the Families of those that have served overseas.

  • Expo showcases local fitness, health offerings

    Jun 21, 2012

    Recent visitors to the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility may have noticed several new automobiles outside, along with a number of display tables and a martial arts demonstration inside. The three additions to the facility's usual offerings were a part of the second annual Men's Health and Fitness Expo held June 14.

  • More than 200 compete in Army Strong Triathlon

    Jun 21, 2012

    The temperature was already rising as more than 200 participants took to the water in waves for the start of Fort Rucker's Army Strong Triathlon early June 16.

  • Future system to streamline Army HR and Soldier pay

    Jun 14, 2012

    For the first time, the Army will automatically execute pay actions in response to approved personnel information changes, such as a change in grade or dependents via future system.

  • Fort Rucker honors heroes with DFC, Purple Heart

    Jun 13, 2012

    Fort Rucker honored two of its heroes June 8 as a Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart were awarded to members of the 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment.

  • Post selects Soldier, NCO of the year

    Jun 13, 2012

    Fort Rucker named its best of the best at the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year ceremony June 8 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Concert celebrates Army's 237th birthday

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Music Under the Alabama Stars concert June 22 features a Streamer Ceremony to celebrate the service's birthday.

  • 1-11th Avn. earns safety award

    Jun 13, 2012

    The 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment received the Order of Daedalian and was presented with the Brig. Gen. Carl I. Hutton Memorial Award for demonstrated professionalism and valuable contributions to the advancement of Army Aviation flight safety June 11.

  • Sick call aims to get students back in class

    Jun 13, 2012

    For decades, sick call has been a regular part of Army life, but its purpose has evolved.

  • Weather operations pushes info via app, social media

    Jun 13, 2012

    The job of a pilot can be stressful enough without the hazards of weather to worry about.

  • Theatre group gives Fort Rucker children chance to display talents

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Missoula Children's Theatre makes a return trip to the Wiregrass to give the children of Fort Rucker a chance to perform on the big stage.

  • Freedom Fest offers Family fun, fireworks, music

    Jun 13, 2012

    Mark your calendars -- Fort Rucker's largest annual event is just a few weeks away.

  • Mobile Dairy Classroom teaches students the real value of a cow

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Center Library hosted the Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Dairy Classroom June 8, as hundreds of attending youths learned about the anatomy of a cow and the nutritional value of milk.

  • Pipelayers crowned mid-season champs

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Intramural softball season runs through July, but players and fans of the sport didn't have to wait until then for a championship game.

  • Leisure travel provides discounts, vacation planning

    Jun 13, 2012

    As the traditional vacation months of summer arrive, Fort Rucker's Families have their own travel agents available and ready to help design every step of their vacations -- at a discount.

  • Concert celebrates Army's 237th birthday

    Jun 7, 2012

    As the Army turns 237, the Music Under the Alabama Stars concert series is set to celebrate its birthday with a Streamer Ceremony.

  • ACLC welcomes new commander

    Jun 7, 2012

    The people of Fort Rucker and surrounding communities welcomed the new commander of Aviation Center Logistics Command, Col. Michael C. Aid, and said goodbye to Col. Richard E. Crogan II, outgoing ACLC commander, during the ACLC change of command ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum May 30.

  • Motorcycle training teaches Soldiers riding safety

    Jun 7, 2012

    Although Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month has come and gone, Soldiers can still take steps to keep themselves and others safe while on the road.

  • Men's Health Expo offers MMA demonstration, info

    Jun 7, 2012

    While many men may be reluctant to go to the doctor, many of those same men readily visit the gym.

  • ACS offers 'flightplan' to prepare for retirement

    Jun 7, 2012

    Most people look forward to retirement, but for many, figuring out how to get there is the hardest part of the journey.

  • Program instills values, educates children

    Jun 7, 2012

    The Main Post Chapel held this summer's Vacation Bible School session June 4-8, entitled "Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity."

  • Summer camps help youth battle boredom

    Jun 7, 2012

    Since last August, the children of Fort Rucker have been busy with math, history, science and English assignments. But now that school is out, many of those children have to find something else to keep them busy.

  • Splash! offers Family fun, a reprieve from heat

    Jun 7, 2012

    Fort Rucker's Splash! pool and spray park should start seeing a big boom in business as the hot months of summer arrive.

  • Bulldogs take down Double Tap during tournament

    Jun 7, 2012

    Children played in the stands, and Families and friends watched as teams took to Fort Rucker softball fields to participate in the 2012 Mid-Season Softball Tournament.

  • Post honors heroes at Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 4, 2012

    Fog covered the ground and a single wreath stood in the field as a crowd of people, both military and civilian, gathered to remember fallen heroes during a Memorial Day ceremony May 24 at Veterans Park.

  • USASAM welcomes new dean, continues tradition of excellence

    Jun 4, 2012

    The Soldiers of the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine said goodbye to a familiar face as they welcomed a new dean during the USASAM change of dean ceremony May 24.

  • IMCOM honors 2 locals with Army recreation awards

    Jun 4, 2012

    Fort Rucker recently received a unique honor as the U.S. Army Installation Management Command honored a local recreation facility employee as Recreational Employee of the Year and a local volunteer as a Friend of Recreation.

  • Student loans can help or hinder Soldiers, Families

    Jun 4, 2012

    Student loans can be a great advantage for some and a significant disadvantage for others. A loan can provide access to necessary education as easily as it can impair a person's financial future or hinder a military career.

  • 'Scale Back' program helps people make healthy choices

    Jun 4, 2012

    Being motivated to stay healthy was just one of the benefits experienced by Fort Rucker's Scale Back Alabama teams. The others included having more energy, sleeping better and a combined weight loss total of 1,025 pounds.

  • Being ready beforehand critical when storms strike

    Jun 4, 2012

    Surviving a hurricane starts months, sometimes years before the first raindrop falls on your town.

  • Preparation, vigilance key when hurricanes hit

    Jun 4, 2012

    When a hurricane is bearing down on the area, it is not exactly the ideal time for people to start figuring out what to do to stay safe.

  • School's out -- stay safe this summer

    Jun 4, 2012

    A kindergartener in a bright blue ice cream cone shirt sat in the nurse's office at Fort Rucker Primary School and talked about her plans for the summer.

  • DARE program teaches students to stay drug free

    Jun 4, 2012

    Behind all the big smiles, fun songs and entertaining dances at Fort Rucker Elementary School's Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation May 16, there were serious lessons about drug abuse, peer pressure and violence.

  • Triathlon provides endurance fitness

    Jun 4, 2012

    Fort Rucker offers a wide variety of fitness training from aerobic workouts and weight lifting at the physical fitness facilities, to running and biking on one of many trails on the installation, but also takes it a step further with activities that are more demanding than traditional exercise.

  • Paintball offers stress relief, builds teamwork

    Jun 4, 2012

    While physical fitness opportunities abound at the post, there is also blasting friends, coworkers and Family with paint to get the adrenaline flowing and the blood pumping with excitement.

  • ATSCOM, 164th TAOG gets new commander

    May 24, 2012

    Soldiers and Families said their goodbyes as Fort Rucker bid farewell to one of its commanders and welcomed a new commander to the Air Traffic Services Command and 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group.

  • ID scanning system enhances security

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Rucker will start using a new post access control system May 30 that both enhances security and simplifies the entry process for visitors to the installation.

  • AER campaign raises more than $100,000

    May 24, 2012

    During the Army Emergency Relief campaign members of the Fort Rucker community have played their share of golf and witnessed high-ranking officials arrested -- all for the sake of raising money to support Soldiers.

  • Spouses club gives $4,000 to school

    May 24, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club gave a record donation of $4,000 to the Carroll High School band for the purchase of much-needed percussion equipment.

  • Event lets Aviation spouses earn their wings

    May 24, 2012

    They started the day with little military training, but by the end of it, they had earned their wings by completing four different exercises May 18 during Fort Rucker's fourth Aviation Spouse Day.

  • Picerne's Pool Party kicks off summer of fun festivities

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Rucker Families don't have to travel to the beach to beat the Alabama heat or get their time in the sun this summer.

  • More than 2,500 attend Lake Fest

    May 24, 2012

    Some walked along the shore or lay out in the sun while others paddled boats, played volleyball or built sandcastles. But whatever the activity, all seemed to enjoy the opening of swimming season May 19 at Lake Tholocco.

  • Soldiers earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    May 24, 2012

    German Armed Forces Proficiency Badges were awarded to 42 participating Soldiers at a pinning ceremony May 16, the culmination of six weeks of intense physical training.

  • New lake facility shows commitment to quality of life

    May 24, 2012

    Soldiers and Families come to Lake Tholocco to enjoy an array of outdoor recreation activities and the new outdoor recreation facility offers a "one-stop shop" for whatever their needs may be, according to John O. Clancy, outdoor recreation and Lake Tholocco lodging program manager.

  • ATS conference highlights issues

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers, employees and leaders of the Air Traffic Services community came together on Fort Rucker for the 2012 Air Traffic Services Leaders Conference May 7-12.

  • Firefighters conduct smoke training

    May 17, 2012

    Fort Rucker firefighters got back to the basics as they gathered at a house marked for demolition to conduct structural smoke training May 10.

  • System enhances safety, security of post entry

    May 17, 2012

    A new system recently implemented at Fort Rucker allows some contractors and other service providers with regular business on post to more quickly and easily pass through the gate.

  • Fort Rucker promotes Ready Army emergency preparedness program

    May 17, 2012

    It's impossible to know exactly when or where a disaster might strike, but the Ready Army program wants to makes sure that people on Fort Rucker are prepared for anything that might come along.

  • Women get healthy info at fair

    May 17, 2012

    Medical professionals from across the Wiregrass gathered May 15 at The Landing to give the women of Fort Rucker access to the latest information in health care.

  • Lake Fest event offers up swimming, Family fun

    May 17, 2012

    Sun, sand and swimsuits are just a few of the key ingredients included in Fort Rucker's upcoming Lake Fest, scheduled May 19 from noon to 6 p.m. at Lake Tholocco's West Beach.

  • Students demonstrate knowledge of energy, conservation

    May 17, 2012

    The students at Fort Rucker Elementary School danced, played games and waved a multi-colored parachute May 11 as they demonstrated some of the many things they had been learning about energy and conservation.

  • Sale, fitness fair reinforce sense of community

    May 17, 2012

    As some people rushed to the commissary for the first pick of the case lot sale, others stationed themselves near the doors to encourage shoppers to make healthy choices.

  • Local 10-miler prepares runners for D.C. event

    May 17, 2012

    Nearly 100 runners gathered early May 12 behind the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility to participate in the Fort Rucker Army 10-Miler and relay.

  • Intramural softball swings into action

    May 17, 2012

    Summer is bringing more than the heat onto Fort Rucker as softball season gets into full swing.

  • Silver Wings Band in action tonight

    May 10, 2012

    Entertainment fit for the whole Family can seem rare these days, but Fort Rucker's own 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band is sure to fit the bill for people of all ages at this season's third performance of Music Under the Alabama Stars concert series tonight.

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