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  • 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.

  • Post seeks to improve foreign student sponsorship program

    Feb 23, 2012

    Fort Rucker is looking to get more involvement from Soldiers and Families, civilian and military, to expand its foreign student sponsorship program in which international military students are taught about American culture while they go through their training on the installation.

  • Art exhibit features work of military spouse duo

    Feb 23, 2012

    For Annastasha Larsen and Marie Martelly, this show is personal.

  • EFMP aims to help special needs Families

    Feb 23, 2012

    It's not uncommon to hear mothers talk about being soccer moms, but at least one mother on Fort Rucker says she's not a soccer mom, but a therapy mom.

  • Golf course seeks new, old members for 2012-13 season

    Feb 23, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Silver Wings Golf Course holds a membership drive through the month of March to attract new members to join the golf club and get current members to renew their membership through the 2012-2013 golf season.

  • Friends, Family welcome home 1-58th

    Feb 16, 2012

    Family and friends of 1-58th Airfield Operations Battalion gathered at Cairns Army Airfield to welcome Soldiers home from their deployment Feb. 5.

  • Exercise prepares post for active shooter threat

    Feb 16, 2012

    Simulated shots rang out at the Rucker-Picerne Partners building during an exercise the morning of Feb. 8. An hour and a half later, the active shooter threat was neutralized, with one assailant in custody and another "dead."

  • Post officials seek to raise motorists' deer strike awareness

    Feb 16, 2012

    An increase in deer versus car incidents on post has led Fort Rucker officials to seek to raise drivers' awareness of the threat.

  • Job hunt networking provides valuable employment contacts

    Feb 16, 2012

    During a job search, you will be on constant alert for job leads. The first place you will probably look is the want ads.

  • Crash Dynamics Lab a tool to save lives

    Feb 16, 2012

    A ceremony was held to unveil the new U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Crash Dynamics Lab at what was once more commonly known as the "bone yard" to most Soldiers and members of the Fort Rucker community Feb. 14.

  • Event features beauty, fashion, health

    Feb 16, 2012

    The upcoming Girls Night Out offers the ladies of Fort Rucker a night of beauty, fashion, health and music.

  • Military Saves Week helps Soldiers make dollars last

    Feb 16, 2012

    The Department of Defense has designated Feb. 18-26 as Military Saves Week, and Fort Rucker's Army Community Service's Financial Readiness Office encourages Soldiers and Families to become aware and recognize the need to reduce debt and save money.

  • Fitness facility's day spa offers an escape

    Feb 16, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility offers more than just a place where people can go to work out and get fit, but also a place where people can escape, relax and unwind.

  • Help wanted: DFMWR looking for lifeguards

    Feb 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker Directorate of Family Morale Welfare and Recreation will be hiring lifeguards for the 2012 summer swimming season in early April.

  • New UAS maintainer course launches

    Feb 9, 2012

    At first glance, the 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Maintainer Advanced and Senior Leadership Course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer Academy looks and feels like a well-oiled Army training machine honed over the years by experienced Soldiers.

  • Post celebrates Black History

    Feb 9, 2012

    Members of the Fort Rucker community gathered at the post exchange Feb. 3 to kick off the annual celebration of Black History Month.

  • Tax Center provides free return preparation

    Feb 9, 2012

    "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax," said Albert Einstein, according the Internal Revenue Service's website that lists famous quotations on one of life's two certainties.

  • Post offers emergency, weather notification system

    Feb 9, 2012

    Members of the Fort Rucker community can be among the first to know when severe weather threatens or security issues arise when they sign up for an emergency notification system offered by the post.

  • Instructor of the quarter

    Feb 9, 2012

    Fort Rucker recognizes the instructors of the first quarter at the U.S. Army Aviation museum during a ceremony Jan. 31.

  • Spouses earn wings at 3rd Aviation Spouse Day

    Feb 9, 2012

    More than 60 Army spouses got a taste of the training that their husbands and wives go through while at Fort Rucker during the installation's third Aviation Spouse Day Feb 3.

  • 5K, 1-mile race honor rich history

    Feb 9, 2012

    Hundreds of people came out to Fort Rucker to participate and witness the African American History 5k run in front of Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility Feb 4.

  • Neighborhood center opens

    Feb 2, 2012

    Soldiers, Families and community leaders gathered Jan. 27 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of the Munson Heights Neighborhood Center's grand opening on Fort Rucker.

  • Army Aviation checks its vision at Fort Rucker

    Feb 2, 2012

    Fort Rucker hosted a "vision" check for Army Aviation in January, but it wasn't about eyesight; it was about foresight.

  • TCM-UAS charter changes hands

    Feb 2, 2012

    A 1985 flight school student accepted the charter to become the new U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Capabilities Manager-Unmanned Aircraft Systems during a change of charter ceremony Jan. 27 at The Landing.

  • Post honors Parker Award recipients

    Feb 2, 2012

    Soldiers, Family members and other members of the Fort Rucker community gathered for a ceremony at The Landing to honor the recipients of the Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Outstanding Unit Awards Jan. 24.

  • AAAA honors Soldiers at awards ceremony on Fort Rucker

    Feb 2, 2012

    Fort Rucker hosted the annual Army Aviation Association of America Awards presentation at The Landing where Soldiers, Family members and members of the community came to honor the winners Jan 25.

  • Free resources abound at post facility

    Feb 2, 2012

    From e-books to music downloads to language learning software, the Center Library features a treasure trove of free resources to the community.

  • Super Bowl safety key to good time

    Feb 2, 2012

    Super Bowl weekend has arrived and Fort Rucker officials urge people in the community to be safe and healthy before, during and after the upcoming football game.

  • 2-13th Aviation Battalion graduates 10,000th recorded student

    Feb 1, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - The 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment graduated its 10,000th recorded student here Feb. 1.

  • Leaders gather, focus on future force

    Jan 26, 2012

    Fort Rucker hosted 300 leaders from across U.S. Army Aviation, including active duty and retired general officers, who gathered here Jan. 23-26 to chart the future course of Army Aviation.

  • Fort Rucker stops issuing vehicle decals

    Jan 26, 2012

    Fort Rucker will no longer issue Department of Defense decals for privately owned vehicles starting Jan. 28.

  • Fort Rucker exercise focuses on active shooters

    Jan 26, 2012

    Active shooter events have occurred in America as far away as Fort Lewis, Wash., and as close as Panama City, Fla.

  • Fort Rucker honors retirees at ceremony

    Jan 26, 2012

    A standing-room-only crowd turned out to honor the post's latest eight retirees during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Jan. 20.

  • Net Zero conference begins in Chicago

    Jan 26, 2012

    Representatives from posts named in April as pilots for the Army's Net Zero Installation Strategy met last week to brief their progress.

  • Post FCC offers career opportunities

    Jan 26, 2012

    Fort Rucker Family Child Care offers new career opportunities with the added benefit of working from home as a child care provider on or off the installation.

  • Fort Rucker hosts Black History Month events

    Jan 26, 2012

    Fort Rucker will host events throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month, starting a kickoff event with food and fun at the Post Exchange Feb. 3.

  • Fitness facility offers aquatic activities

    Jan 26, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility on Andrews Avenue offers various aquatic programs, many of which are free, for all ages and skill levels.

  • Severe Weather Update

    Jan 26, 2012

    UPDATED: 3:45 p.m. -- Due to the current and forecast weather conditions, Fort Rucker officials have ceased training for the rest of today.

  • Earned Income Tax Credit may put money in people's pockets

    Jan 23, 2012

    Some people could be eligible to get more money back from the Internal Revenue Service -- as much as $5,751.

  • Aviators benefit from cockpit trainers

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Aviation Learning Center on Fort Rucker received four new Cockpit Academic Procedural Trainers to help flight students and transitioning Aviators stay proficient Jan. 9.

  • Fort Rucker commemorates life of MLK Jr.

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers, Family members and members of the local community gathered on Fort Rucker to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and ask "life's most persistent and urgent question: What are you doing for others?"

  • New car wash facility opens on post Friday

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker community will soon have a new way to keep its vehicles looking like new when the new automatic car wash opens near the automotive skills center on post Jan. 20.

  • DPS officials urge awareness to Fort Rucker drivers

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Directorate of Public Safety officials offer some driving safety tips as they urge Fort Rucker residents to take in certain considerations while driving on post.

  • Soldier brings roller hockey to Fort Rucker

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Hockey enthusiasts from as far as Panama City came to Fort Rucker Jan. 14 in an effort to start an active, weekly gathering to play roller hockey.

  • Dental clinic renovations increase efficiency

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Dental Clinic Command's Brown Dental Clinic is operating in a temporary building on Andrews Avenue in front of Lyster Army Health Clinic, and will remain there until June, when the clinic will move back to a completely renovated and state-of-the-art clinic located at Bldg. 4405 on Innkeeper Street.

  • Event encourages community to help disadvantaged people

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 12 with a commemorative program that urges the community to seek out opportunities to help the disadvantaged.

  • Museum changes bring a modern touch to Fort Rucker

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Aviation Museum on Fort Rucker is integrating new information technology into exhibits to provide a better experience for visitors.

  • Take steps to prevent cold, flu

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Like the winter weather, cases of the influenza virus have been mild during the first month of 2012, but Lyster Army Health Clinic officials are encouraging Fort Rucker residents to remain cold and flu free by taking a few easy steps.

  • DARE teaches students preventive measures

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program teaches Fort Rucker fifth graders drug prevention and gives them the skills they need to resist peer pressure.

  • January highlights cervical cancer awareness

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Over the past several years there have been many changes in the recommendations for cervical cancer screening and this has caused some confusion in women and health care providers as well.

  • Soldier earns coveted AVC3 Iron Aviator title

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers of A Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, gathered on Fort Rucker to compete in the Aviation Captain's Career Course Iron Aviator competition Jan. 6.

  • Enterprise Gate Closure - Jan. 13-17

    Jan 9, 2012

    The Enterprise Gate is scheduled to be closed Friday, Jan. 13, beginning 12:01 a.m. and will remain closed until approximately 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, due to construction on the roadway inside the Enterprise Access Control Point on Andrews Avenue.

  • Research, training improves Medevac

    Jan 6, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Representatives from the U.S. Army Medical Department, U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine and the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment Air Ambulance Detachment, "Flatiron" unit, got a glimpse of the future of Army Aviation and a chance to give feedback that may impact the features and form of future Medevac aircraft during a study conducted Dec. 14 at Fort Rucker.

  • Aviation instructor receives Air Medal with Valor

    Jan 6, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and Family members gathered to honor a Fort Rucker UH-60M standardization instructor at the Silver Wings Golf Course clubhouse as he received the Air Medal with Valor Dec. 20

  • Veterinary command inactivates, services remain same

    Jan 6, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers traveled from across the gulf coast to attend the inactivation ceremony of the Gulf Coast District Veterinary Command at the United States Army Aviation Museum Dec. 16.

  • Program helps kick-start weight loss

    Jan 6, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As the new year begins, many people will attempt to shed the extra pounds gained in 2011, and the Lyster Army Health Clinic Wellness Center hopes to encourage a healthier lifestyle year-round, beginning with participation in the Scale Back Alabama program.

  • Deployment tea connects Soldiers, spouses to students

    Jan 6, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Teachers and staff at the Fort Rucker Primary School helped keep deployed Soldiers in touch with students and gave spouses a chance to connect at the Deployment Tea Dec. 15.

  • ACS suggests 12 Steps to gaining financial wellness in 2012

    Jan 6, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As the new year begins, Army Community Service officials want to help people become more financially stable by offering a series of steps to help them get on the right track.

  • Fitness facility offers boot camp to kick off resolutions

    Jan 6, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker residents who have decided to get in better shape for the new year have the opportunity to get a jump start on their resolution with Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility's 2012 Winter Boot Camp beginning Jan. 9.

  • Post honors Instructors of the Year

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker officials and Families came out to honor the post instructors that received the awards for Fort Rucker Academic Instructor/Instructor Pilot of the Year, at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum, Dec. 13.

  • CFC celebrates record year

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Christmas time is a season of giving, but the Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign started the giving in September, with its annual campaign concluding with a full-blown celebration at the Victory and Awards Celebration Tuesday at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Officials urge safe driving during exodus

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala -- Safety officials urge members of the Fort Rucker community to take the proper precautions before traveling during holiday exodus this weekend.

  • Reception encourages safe, sober holiday season

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Holiday parties can be a great time to enjoy the company of Family and friends, but it can also be a time for dangerous overindulgence.

  • Stray facility provides tips for 'forever friends'

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Giving or receiving a new pet can be a great way to brighten up the holiday season, but the Fort Rucker Stray Facility encourages those looking to add a new furry Family member to take caution before adopting.

  • Team Roll Tide takes title as post volleyball champions

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Department of Defense contractor team, Roll Tide, took on the Headquarters, Headquarters Company 110th Aviation Brigade, Dec. 8, to take the title as post champions in the intramural coed volleyball championship.

  • CG sends holiday message

    Dec 15, 2011

  • Garrison commander sends warm wishes for holidays

    Dec 15, 2011

  • Breakfast with Santa

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker Families enjoyed a morning of festive food and fun at Breakfast with Santa at The Landing Dec. 10. Santa discussed Christmas wishes and posed for pictures with many young guests.

  • Guard celebrates 375th birthday

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Army National Guard celebrated its 375th birthday Dec. 13 with a ceremony at the USAACE Headquarters Building. Pvt. Leanne N. Creasy, junior cake cutter, and Col. Mark W. Weiss, senior cake cutter did the honors at the ceremony.

  • Tree lighting kicks off holiday season

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Families and community members set the holiday season in full swing by gathering at Howze Field to light the Fort Rucker Christmas tree Friday.

  • Winterizing vehicles key to winter safety

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • Lyster renovations create more efficient patient primary care

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Over the coming months, several renovations will be made to the Lyster Army Health Clinic's primary care facilities in order to provide more efficient and quality care to patients of the clinic's four care teams.

  • Mail order pharmacy decreases wait time

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Over the past few months, many who fill their prescriptions at Lyster Army Health Clinic may have noticed longer lines and limited parking, a reality that Lyster officials hope to decrease by encouraging beneficiaries to utilize the Tricare pharmacy home delivery program.

  • Education center helps boost careers for Soldiers

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Education Center, located in Bldg. 4502 on Andrews Avenue, can provide Soldiers the opportunity to get the education they need to boost their careers by providing classes and programs that can help guide them as well as provide some educational services for Family members.

  • DPS officials warn of carbon monoxide dangers

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Directorate of Public Safety urges Fort Rucker residents to be aware of the risks and safety hazards that carbon monoxide can pose during the winter months.

  • Operation Celebration: Kindergarteners send holidays to deployed Soldiers

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The kindergarten teachers at Fort Rucker Primary School taught their students the importance of showing thanks and appreciation to deployed Soldiers Dec. 1 with Operation: Celebration, an event to send holiday care packages to Soldiers spending their holidays on deployment.

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