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  • Clinic at Fort Rucker showcases patient-centered medical home

    May 10, 2012

    Hugh Tobin, a retired Chinook flight engineer, has been witness to many changes around Fort Rucker. He was a student on post when Lyster Army Health Clinic opened its doors in the 1960s.

  • Soldier Show 2012 entertains Wiregrass

    May 10, 2012

    In the words of a cast member, the 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show is "top to bottom, 100 percent a Soldier Show." It's for Soldiers, about Soldiers and produced by Soldiers.

  • Tour provides opportunities for Soldiers

    May 10, 2012

    Soldiers returning from tours overseas can be faced with many challenges, including figuring out what the next step in their life is going to be.

  • Day of Prayer brings people together

    May 10, 2012

    People came together at the Headquarters Chapel on Fort Rucker for a service to celebrate their faith during the National Day of Prayer May 3.

  • CRC breaks ground on new addition May 3

    May 10, 2012

    The Combat Readiness/Safety Center looks to better serve the Army as it broke ground on a new addition to the facility during a ceremony May 3.

  • Event educates, informs Soldiers, Families

    May 10, 2012

    It's no secret that military Families move and that sometimes adjusting to a new place can be a challenge, but the Women's Health Fair and Baby Shower is an effort to make at least one part of that process a bit easier.

  • Elementary school students perform 'The Jungle Book'

    May 10, 2012

    For a few hours last week, Fort Rucker Elementary School's gym was transformed into a jungle, complete with vines and trees, and elephants, monkeys and bears.

  • Salute to Our Troops shows appreciation to Soldiers, Families

    May 10, 2012

    Ten pageant winners from the Miss Alabama organization visited Fort Rucker on May 4 with one goal in mind -- to show their appreciation for Soldiers and Families.

  • Operation Golf 4 Life helps beginners

    May 10, 2012

    Learning a new sport can be daunting when trying to tackle it alone, but newcomers having an instructor to introduce you to the game might give them an edge.

  • Stay cool while working out in hot weather

    May 10, 2012

    Just because the weather is hotter doesn't mean working out has to stop, according to Lyster Army Health Clinic officials and Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility staff.

  • Lyster Army Health Clinic takes new approach to health care

    May 3, 2012

    A lot of things are changing at Lyster Army Health Clinic, but a lot of things are also staying the same, as the clinic prepares for a grand re-opening and health fair May 7 starting at 8:30 a.m.

  • ANZAC Day brings Soldiers and Families together

    May 3, 2012

    Fort Rucker seemed like a post with no borders as Soldiers and Families from different parts of the world gathered at Veterans Park to honor the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the 2012 ANZAC Day Dawn Service April 25.

  • Spring Fling helps Soldiers get educated

    May 3, 2012

    Colleges from Charleston, S.C., to Troy were in attendance to display what they have to offer to Soldiers and Family members during the Fort Rucker Education Center's Spring Fling April 27.

  • Post honors 18 retirees

    May 3, 2012

    More than 200 members of the Fort Rucker community turned out to honor the 14 Soldiers and four civilians retiring during the quarterly retirement ceremony April 27 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Post honors spouses with discounts, ice cream social

    May 3, 2012

    Sometimes it seems the life of a military spouse is all about other people -- a deployed Soldier, a child, or a distant family member. However, May 11-12, 2012, will be all about Army spouses at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Diverse cultures come together for kickoff event

    May 3, 2012

    Brightly colored leis, paper lanterns and the sound of beating drums greeted patrons of Fort Rucker's Post Exchange Mall April 27 during the kickoff event for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

  • Fort Rucker runs to remember

    May 3, 2012

    More than 300 people ran to honor fallen heroes and the survivors they left behind with the Survivors and Fallen Heroes 5k run at the Fort Rucker, Ala., Physical Fitness Facility, April 28, 2012.

  • Strong BANDS promotes healthy living

    May 3, 2012

    April showers have come and gone, and now it's time for May flowers, and National Fitness and Sports Month.

  • Jail-A-Thon to raise money for AER

    May 3, 2012

    It's not every day people call the military police to have a co-worker arrested, but the upcoming Army Emergency Relief Jail-A-Thon is an opportunity to do just that.

  • Soldier receives Broken Wing

    Apr 26, 2012

    Friends and Family members gathered at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center for a ceremony to recognize and honor one of its extraordinary Aviators April 17.

  • Flatiron aids city in active shooter exercise

    Apr 26, 2012

    Lakota helicopters landed at Enterprise High School to transport wounded victims during an active shooter mass casualty exercise and Fort Rucker's Flatiron was on the scene to aid the city of Enterprise April 21.

  • Earth Day Expo brings awareness to Fort Rucker

    Apr 26, 2012

    Mother Nature made an appearance with a cleansing rain during Fort Rucker's first Earth Day Expo at the Festival Fields April 18, 2012, but that didn't dampen the spirits of everyone involved as the expo went on to educate and bring awareness to people about sustainability.

  • Fort Rucker community recognizes Law Day

    Apr 26, 2012

    On May 1, law offices and bar associations across the country will recognize Law Day -- a nationally-recognized holiday commemorating the United States justice system.

  • Concert takes people back in time

    Apr 26, 2012

    People were taken back in time as Fort Rucker's 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band brought its summer concert series, Music Under the Alabama Stars to Howze Field April 20 with its rock band, Crossfire, playing songs from different decades.

  • Post celebrates Asian-Pacific heritage

    Apr 26, 2012

    Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is an annual push to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Asian and Pacific Islander people in the United States, but this year will specifically recognize their growing role in American history.

  • Fashion show puts spotlight on military children, Families

    Apr 26, 2012

    Most of the people at the Fort Rucker Post Exchange Mall were rushing to get lunch and get back to work, but a few were rushing to get on stage as 16 military children and a few moms participated in a lunchtime fashion show sponsored by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service April 20.

  • Woofstock festival brings Families together

    Apr 26, 2012

    From Golden Retrievers to bulldogs and even a few teacup varieties, a good number of dogs -- and their owners -- ventured out to the 7th Avenue event field April 20 for a few hours of animal-themed activity.

  • AER provides tee time for those in need

    Apr 26, 2012

    Hundreds gathered at Silver Wings Golf Course April 20 for a chance to get away from work and play golf for a good cause.

  • Team sets new record for AVC3 Iron Aviator competition

    Apr 26, 2012

    Lake Tholocco isn't just for Family fun, swimming and recreation -- it's also where the Aviation Captains Career Course finds out who has what it takes to take home the title of Iron Aviator.

  • Music Under the Alabama Stars April 20

    Apr 18, 2012

    Fort Rucker's 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band strikes up its popular concert series Music Under the Alabama Stars April 20.

  • Sustainability impacts post's future

    Apr 18, 2012

    Simple changes in the daily lives of people on Fort Rucker can make a huge impact on the future of the installation and what it can provide for generations to come.

  • SALT aims to save lives on Fort Rucker

    Apr 18, 2012

    Drinking and driving kills. That's the short but to-the-point message the Save A Life Tour tried to get across as it kicked off April 16 at the post theater.

  • PII violations on the rise

    Apr 18, 2012

    Ignorance may be the primary culprit behind personally identifiable information violations being on the rise at Fort Rucker, but that's no excuse if that sensitive information falls into the wrong hands.

  • Event provides easy way to dispose of medication

    Apr 18, 2012

    It's not uncommon for people to have mostly empty prescription bottles hiding in the back of the medicine cabinet.

  • Post recognizes contributions of volunteers

    Apr 18, 2012

    Tremendous dedication. Heart. Love for the community. Those were the words used to describe Fort Rucker volunteers during a recognition ceremony April 17 at The Landing.

  • Class helps parents raise 'Money Smart Kids'

    Apr 18, 2012

    Many children see parents spend money at the grocery store and get cash at the ATM, but a Family's saving and investing habits may not be so obvious.

  • Water parks, pools gear up to fight summer heat

    Apr 18, 2012

    People can get out their swimsuits and get ready to take their swimming outside as Splash! and West Beach at Lake Tholocco get ready to open to fight the oncoming summer heat.

  • Fun run promotes strong Families, child abuse prevention

    Apr 18, 2012

    The sun was shining and the skies were clear as Disney music played on the loudspeakers and Families waited together for the start of the Pinwheels for Prevention Family Fun Run/Walk.

  • Post's 1st Earth Day Expo eyes future

    Apr 12, 2012

    Promoting sustainability on Fort Rucker and the surrounding communities is the message that the installation wants to get across with its first Earth Day Expo April 18.

  • Music Under the Alabama Stars April 20

    Apr 12, 2012

    Fort Rucker's 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band strikes up its popular concert series Music Under the Alabama Stars April 20, and the band also plans a special event for the Army's birthday in June.

  • Alcohol Awareness Month aims to help people stay safe

    Apr 12, 2012

    A few weeks ago, Jesse Hunt took a photo to share with a class he was teaching. The photo shows three white crosses planted on the side of the road not far outside the Enterprise gate.

  • Spring Fling broadens Soldiers' horizons

    Apr 12, 2012

    Spring break is coming to an end and the Fort Rucker Education Center is hoping to get education back on people's minds with its Spring Fling Education Fair April 27 that showcases to Soldiers and Family members the opportunities that are available.

  • Fashion show features Miss Wiregrass Area

    Apr 12, 2012

    Miss Wiregrass Area Katie Andrews joins Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Fort Rucker community members in celebrating the Month of the Military Child April 20 at the main exchange mall area when she, along with post mothers and daughters, will model spring fashions for the lunchtime crowd beginning at 11 a.m.

  • Aim Point 2030, Aviation Campaign Plan focus of annual gathering

    Apr 12, 2012

    The Army Aviation Association of America's 2012 professional forum and exhibition revolved around themes of change, the Army Aviation 'Aim Point' 2030 and the Army Aviation Enterprise Campaign Plan April 1-4 in Nashville.

  • AAAA professional forum offers activities for spouses

    Apr 12, 2012

    The theme of this year's Army Aviation Association of America forum -- "Army Aviation -- Professional, Strong and Committed, Today and Tomorrow" -- can be applied to spouses as well as their Army Aviators.

  • Picerne housing goes to the dogs with Woofstock

    Apr 12, 2012

    Picerne housing is going to the dogs … and their owners. This is the third year Picerne Military Housing will host the Woofstock festival for the Families and pets living on post.

  • April showers bring May flowers

    Apr 12, 2012

    The Easter weekend celebration reminded me of a popular phrase that I memorized as a teenager that encourages me to look forward to the month of May with excitement and enthusiasm, in spite of the depression that looms from the hard and long winter of the past several months -- that phrase is, April showers, bring May flowers.

  • Swing into spring to help Soldiers

    Apr 12, 2012

    People on Fort Rucker and the surrounding communities finally have an excuse to work on their golf game by contributing to a worthy cause as the installation gets ready for the 22nd annual Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union Golf Tournament April 20.

  • Fort Rucker runs for survivors, fallen heroes

    Apr 12, 2012

    The Fort Rucker community will show its support for the Families of fallen heroes during the Survivors and Fallen Heroes 5k run April 28.

  • Evening concert series returns to post

    Apr 6, 2012

    Fort Rucker's 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band will try to overcome Mother Nature's unruly spring behavior with a belated start to the Music Under the Alabama Stars concert series for the home crowd April 20.

  • Fort Rucker honors Women of Year with ceremony

    Apr 6, 2012

    More than 30 women were nominated, but only six were given the title Women of the Year at an awards ceremony March 29 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Protecting natural resources essential to training, recreation

    Apr 6, 2012

    Fort Rucker's natural resources are vast, from its ecosystems to its forests, and the installation is doing what it can to make sure that these resources are available for future generations to use and enjoy.

  • Instructor of the Quarter

    Apr 6, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. James H. Thomson, Aviation Branch Command Sergeant Major (Left), and Col. Jessie O. Farrington, USAACE deputy commander (far right), stand with the second quarter 2012 instructors of the quarter: CW3 Craig J. Johnson, warrant officer academic instructor of the quarter; CW3 Ryan J. Rothmeyer, officer instructor pilot of the quarter; Staff Sgt. Cory L. Wolston, noncommissioned officer academic instructor of the quarter; Phillip J. Schmiesing, civilian instructor pilot of the quarter; and Chris E. Elkins, civilian academic instructor of the quarter, at the awards ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum March 30.

  • Local courses help keep bikers safe

    Apr 6, 2012

    With Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month just around the corner, Fort Rucker safety officials want to make sure that Soldiers take the proper precautions and safety measures before breaking out their bikes for the spring.

  • Rain doesn't dampen fun for military Families

    Apr 6, 2012

    Scattered showers may have kept a few Families at home, but more than 1,300 people still showed up for Fort Rucker's annual Children's Festival March 31.

  • GEMS program -- science for fun of it

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory once again offered the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • German badge competition returns for spring cycle

    Apr 6, 2012

    The time has come again for Soldiers to shine by showing their dexterity by participating in the training and testing for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge April 16 to May 18.

  • Hurricane season arrives, requires preparation

    Apr 1, 2012

    With Tropical Storm Isaac bearing down on the Gulf Coast, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently increasing its estimate of named storms and hurricanes for 2012, military families near the Gulf Coast or the Eastern Seaboard should assess how vulnerable they are, and review their emergency plans to ensure they weather the season safely.

  • Boot camp -- it's not just for Soldiers

    Mar 29, 2012

    Spring has sprung as Fort Rucker, Ala., residents are gearing up to get their bodies beach-ready with Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility's 2012 Spring Boot Camp, beginning April 2.

  • Thomson becomes new Aviation Branch Command Sgt. Maj.

    Mar 29, 2012

    Emotions ran high as Fort Rucker said goodbye to one of its leaders and welcomed a new command sergeant major during the change of responsibility ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum March 27.

  • Army AFAP Conference ranks Rucker issue as No. 1

    Mar 29, 2012

    Keeping Army Families in mind, a committee for Fort Rucker's Army Family Action Plan program submitted the No. 1 issue for the Army to tackle at this year's Army-level AFAP Conference in Arlington, Va., March 2.

  • Event connects industry representatives, Army Aviators

    Mar 29, 2012

    Fort Rucker's Aviation Training Industry Day proved to be a "huge success," according to an organizer.

  • Spring clean-up effort starts April 3

    Mar 29, 2012

    A little work on everyone's part during spring clean-up can make a big difference.

  • Nationally recognized month seeks to raise awareness

    Mar 29, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Family Advocacy Program offers services throughout the year, but April is an especially notable month because it's Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Keep security in mind while on vacation

    Mar 29, 2012

    Spring break season is here and the time for summer vacations is quickly approaching. Many Soldiers and Family members will invest hours into planning trips, but many also forget about plans to keep homes and vehicles safe while they travel.

  • Rucker Lanes offers leagues of Family fun

    Mar 29, 2012

    Avid bowlers can suit up and get their bowling shoes ready for some friendly competition as the Rucker Lanes bowling center's spring intramural season begins April 3, while everyone else can enjoy food and fun and more that the bowling center has to offer.

  • A pinch of SALT could save a life

    Mar 26, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Army Substance Abuse Program is looking to help save lives through education and technology as it hosts the Save A Life Tour during Alcohol Awareness Month at the Post Theater, April 16-18, 2012.

  • EMS ensures resource availability

    Mar 22, 2012

    The Environmental Management System is a tool that helps ensure Soldiers today -- and the Soldiers of the future -- have the land, water, and air resources that they need to train; a healthy environment in which to live; and the support of local communities and the American people.

  • Soldiers need to report contact with rabid animals

    Mar 22, 2012

    Soldiers preparing for deployment have many things to be aware of, but there is one potential danger many may not have considered -- the danger of rabies.

  • Veterans organizations, Scouts help with proper flag disposal

    Mar 22, 2012

    The nation's symbol is proudly displayed outside houses and businesses to show respect for those who sacrificed on behalf of fellow citizens past, present and future, here at home and in faraway places; however, how people should honor the flag when it becomes worn, torn, faded and threadbare is not clear to many who fly it.

  • Upcoming post event honors military children

    Mar 22, 2012

    There's no doubt about it. Fort Rucker's Children's Festival, coming up March 31, is just for kids with a schedule that includes a giant Easter egg hunt, magic show, petting zoo, inflatables, crafts, games and flying kites.

  • 1st Avn. Bde. transfers iPads to primary school

    Mar 22, 2012

    The video showed a student with autism doing something she'd never done before. The young girl identified shapes by pointing to them on the screen of an iPad, then handed her teacher whatever toy the teacher requested.

  • Showstoppers win 2012 basketball championship

    Mar 22, 2012

    The Showstoppers showed their stopping power by winning the final game of the 2012 Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball Post Championship to take the title as post champions against Fired Up at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility March 15.

  • 128th Avn. Bde. activates, USAALS inactivates

    Mar 22, 2012

    "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."

  • Post responds to simulated attack

    Mar 15, 2012

    Fort Rucker was on alert as the sound of explosions rang out, smoke billowed from a helicopter and injured Soldiers cried for help behind the Fort Rucker Fitness Facility as the installation's emergency responders put their "boots on the ground" to take on a simulated terrorist attack during an all-hazards/protection exercise March 6.

  • Rucker reduces consumption of natural resources

    Mar 15, 2012

    Fort Rucker is doing its part to reduce energy and water consumption, reduce waste and promote recycling through its ongoing sustainability efforts.

  • Get financially set with ACS class

    Mar 15, 2012

    Almost everyone can learn something at Army Community Service's upcoming "Where's Your Money?" class, scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. on March 22 at the Bowden Community Center.

  • Event offers vacation ideas for Soldiers, Families

    Mar 15, 2012

    From as close as Coffee County and as far away as Orlando, 49 vendors made their way to Fort Rucker to promote vacation destinations during the 24th annual travel extravaganza held March 7 at The Landing.

  • 'Get REAL' prepares new spouses for military life

    Mar 15, 2012

    Christin James had been an Army spouse for several years before she took any Army Family Team Building classes. She thought she already knew everything she needed to know about military life, but when she finally took a class, she was amazed at how much she learned.

  • Resilience training aims to build stronger Families

    Mar 15, 2012

    "It's an eye-opener." "You understand yourself better." "The light bulb turns on." "It's about self-awareness." All these phrases and more have been used to describe resilience training, a new class offered by Army Community Service.

  • Bulldogs take out Warhawks during quarterfinals

    Mar 15, 2012

    The Bulldogs took on the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group Warhawks during the Fort Rucker Intramural Post Championship loser's bracket quarterfinals with the Bulldogs coming out on top 56-54 Mar. 12.

  • Priority tee times offered for active-duty Soldiers

    Mar 15, 2012

    Active-duty Soldiers take priority when it comes to weekend and holiday tee times offered at the Fort Rucker Silver Wings Golf Course.

  • Fort Rucker kicks off 2012 AER Campaign

    Mar 7, 2012

    Representatives from units across Fort Rucker gathered at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum to kick off the annual Army Emergency Relief campaign Feb. 29.

  • Post focuses on sustainability for future generations

    Mar 7, 2012

    Fort Rucker is taking on the challenge to implement sustainability initiatives with the Installation Management Campaign Plan to ensure that future generations have access to resources available today.

  • Chaplains offer support for those with suicidal thoughts

    Mar 7, 2012

    Suicide can have a devastating effect on Families, friends and other Soldiers. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Milton Johnson knows from experience. He carries around a photo of a sergeant major who committed suicide while he was stationed at Fort Sill, Okla. Johnson was in the same unit.

  • Class helps job seekers with search

    Mar 7, 2012

    Debbie Gaydos has invested countless hours of work into her side of a partnership. She expects those who attend her employment readiness workshop to be willing to do the same.

  • Students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

    Mar 7, 2012

    Some children's eyes were wide with wonder. Some wrinkled up their noses in disgust, while others maintained expressions of confusion. But all the children waited in line for a plate of green eggs and ham during Fort Rucker Primary School's end-of-the-week celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

  • Volunteers strengthen themselves, organizations

    Mar 7, 2012

    Whether you are looking for job experience, a resume builder or simply a way to connect with people in the area, volunteering has something to offer.

  • Season-long turkey hunt features prizes

    Mar 7, 2012

    Turkey hunters can rejoice as the Outdoor Recreation Gobbler Classic Turkey Hunt returns to Fort Rucker this year to run through the entire turkey season from March 15 to April 30 with cash prizes awarded to the winners.

  • Air Force names building after fallen Osprey pilot

    Mar 1, 2012

    Maj. Randell D. Voas lost his life in a CV-22 crash in Afghanistan on April 9, 2010, but his legacy will now continue to influence future Aviators in the Air Force's 23rd Flying Training Squadron at Fort Rucker.

  • Fort Rucker tests readiness with force protection exercise

    Mar 1, 2012

    Exercise scenarios could put Fort Rucker through a simulated catastrophe such as a terrorist attack or a weather emergency during next week's All-Hazards/ Protection Exercise.

  • DOD transitions to USA Staffing for hiring process

    Mar 1, 2012

    Those looking for employment with the federal government can say goodbye to "buzz words" and numerous application processes, and say hello to a "one-stop shop" on employment with the government.

  • Son of deployed Soldier wins game system

    Mar 1, 2012

    At first, Perrin Brumfield, 6, didn't know what was happening. All he could see was a small crowd walking toward him -- one person carrying a bunch of balloons and a white box.

  • ACAP offers opportunities to transitioning Soldiers

    Mar 1, 2012

    As the Department of Defense downsizes due to budget cuts, the Army Career and Alumni Program offers opportunities to Soldiers and Family members who could possibly be transitioning out of military life.

  • Annual travel show features more vendors, prizes

    Mar 1, 2012

    Leisure Travel Services has big plans for the upcoming 24th annual Travel Show Extravaganza to be held March 7, from 11a.m. to 2p.m. at The Landing.

  • Fort Rucker Thrift Shop gives back to community

    Mar 1, 2012

    If the mission of the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop is to give back to the community, then the past two years can be called successes.

  • Kinston victorious in youth basketball tournament

    Mar 1, 2012

    The 11-12 year-old 2012 Fort Rucker Youth Basketball Tournament wrapped up its final game Feb. 24 as Kinston took home the championship beating Abbeville 27-19.

  • Post EMS receives Army-wide recognition

    Feb 23, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Environmental Management Branch achieved runner-up status for a Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Quality, non-industrial installation, for fiscal year 2011.

  • Evening concert series returns

    Feb 23, 2012

    The Fort Rucker community will again have the chance to enjoy Music Under the Alabama Stars as the monthly outdoor concert series, featuring the 98th Army Silver Wings Band, will begin March 23, and continue through August and possibly on into September.

  • More than 360 people turn out for Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 23, 2012

    The world is a noisy place that distracts people. Prayer is a powerful resource that turns people to and tunes them toward the things of God.

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