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  • Unauthorized handicap parking use rising

    Aug 23, 2012

    While handicap parking spaces on post are by design appealing places to park, the people of Fort Rucker are reminded that the spaces are only for the use of those with legitimate handicaps.

  • Soldiers volunteer to train Civil Air Patrol cadets

    Aug 23, 2012

    Cadets of nearly every age from the Dothan and Montgomery Civil Air Patrol squadrons met Aug. 17 at Fort Rucker Range Area 16 to participate in a land navigation course with Soldiers from Fort Rucker to learn how to properly traverse the landscape.

  • Auto skills center offers free safety inspections

    Aug 23, 2012

    With Labor Day fast approaching, the Fort Rucker Automotive Skills Center wants to help people stay by offering free holiday vehicle inspections.

  • Fort Rucker Cub Scouts pack seeks new members

    Aug 23, 2012

    There is no shortage of activities for boys to be involved in on Fort Rucker, from youth sports to the EDGE! program, but Cub Scouts gives them an opportunity be a part of something that will grow with them as they get older, according to the post's Pack 50 Cubmaster.

  • Local AAFES gets new general manager

    Aug 23, 2012

    One of Fort Rucker's newest residents is ready to make an impact on quality of life here as the exchange's new general manager.

  • Girls Night Out event offers fun, camaraderie

    Aug 23, 2012

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites women to enjoy a Girls Night Out Sept. 7 at the ballroom in The Landing. No men or children are permitted at the ladies event that features dancing, browsing and entertainment.

  • Schools use technology tools to boost learning

    Aug 23, 2012

    Schools across the country are embracing digital learning, and the teachers at Fort Rucker Elementary school are using technology as a tool to support 21st century learning, expand communication and enable students to think more critically.

  • Signups begin in Sept. for fitness Boot Camp

    Aug 23, 2012

    Beach season is coming to an end, but that's no reason for people hang up the towel when it comes to working out.

  • Fort Rucker hunting regulations change

    Aug 23, 2012

    Hunting is a popular activity in this area, and with deer season around the corner, Fort Rucker hunters need to be up to date on changes that will affect them this year.

  • Mangum assumes command of USAACE

    Aug 16, 2012

    As rain fell on the Soldiers standing in formation, cannons fired and the reviewing party trooped the line, Fort Rucker welcomed a new commanding general to the installation.

  • MUTAS concert series returns Aug. 24

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Music Under the Alabama Stars concert series returns to Fort Rucker Aug. 24 as the 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band prepares to provide entertainment with a variety of sounds.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker's Women's Equality Day celebration seeks to display the achievements of women and to educate people on how to make their voices heard at the polls.

  • Mangum meets with LCT

    Aug 16, 2012

    The new commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker met the Leading Change Team Aug. 6 to discuss the team's future and show its relevance to the success of the post and the Aviation Branch.

  • FCC program offers jobs, safe child care

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Family Child Care program on Fort Rucker is looking for providers to welcome children into their homes, offering safe child care services as well as employment for Family members.

  • Suicide prevention events celebrate life

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala., aims to celebrate life during Suicide Prevention Month in September with actives to help Soldiers and families beat depression.

  • Whooping cough: Officials warn of old enemy's return

    Aug 16, 2012

    Pertussis, also commonly known as whooping cough, used to be considered a disease of the past, but over the last 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of this disease.

  • Misfits win softball post championship

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker got a break from the rain as the sun peaked through the clouds to provide ideal weather for the Fort Rucker Intramural Softball Post Championship Game Aug. 9.

  • Retiree reaches swimming milestone

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker offers many ways for people to stay fit, from rock climbing at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility to racquetball at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility, but the installation also rewards and recognizes those that reach various milestones in their regimens.

  • Crutchfield reflects on time as USAACE CG

    Aug 9, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield will hand over the reins as commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker to Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum during a change of command ceremony Aug. 10. Crutchfield sat down Aug. 6 with Lisa Eichhorn, Fort Rucker Public Affairs Officer, to reflect on his time as USAACE and Fort Rucker CG.

  • Food drive helps Soldiers, Families

    Aug 9, 2012

    The Feds Feed Families Food Drive is a nation-wide campaign to help Soldiers and their Families through tough times, and Fort Rucker is doing its part to help.

  • Fort Rucker NAF positions available year round

    Aug 9, 2012

    Though the ninth annual Fort Rucker Job Fair is Aug. 22, jobs are available throughout the year in the form of Non Appropriated Fund jobs on post.

  • School year brings change, new faces for students

    Aug 9, 2012

    The new school year at Fort Rucker's Primary and Elementary Schools feature change, mixed emotions and new faces.

  • Landing Zone celebrates 3rd birthday

    Aug 9, 2012

    The Landing Zone has hosted many events and celebrities since its conversion from the officers club and Aviators Landing in 2009 but now it's time to celebrate its birthday Aug. 24 at the Tiki Hut Bay located just outside the facility.

  • Workshop offers home buying, selling tips

    Aug 9, 2012

    Soldiers and their Families often move from post to post and they may be hit with the burden of having to buy a new home or sell their existing one, but Army Community Service provides the Home Buying and Selling workshop to help make that process an enjoyable experience, according to the ACS Survivor Outreach Services financial counselor.

  • Misfits take down Double Tap, 11-6

    Aug 9, 2012

    Despite heavy rainfall over the past week, the Fort Rucker Intramural Softball playoff tournament continued on wet clay and soggy fields.

  • Intramural bowling starts Sept. 4

    Aug 9, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Bowling Center offers fun for people of all ages, but it also offers the opportunity for friendly competition.

  • New facility offers state-of-the-art paint training

    Aug 2, 2012

    Fort Rucker is known for its state-of-the-art simulators and training facilities, and the Spray, Technique, Research and Analysis for Defense paint training program is the newest addition to the installation's commitment to training excellence.

  • Fort Rucker honors fallen working dog

    Aug 2, 2012

    A muster call was performed at the Military Working Dog Kennels, and a brief silence fell as military working dog Nina's name was called during a memorial July 27.

  • Army observes Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 2, 2012

    August brings with it the end of summer vacation and the hope of cooler temperatures, but it's also Antiterrorism Awareness Month that reminds people to remain vigilant, according to Michael Whittaker, installation antiterrorism officer.

  • Immunizations important to children, parents

    Aug 2, 2012

    Having a child get a vaccination is never the highlight of a parent's day, but the nurses at Lyster Army Health Clinic feel it's vital that children are properly immunized for school registration as well as health.

  • Post honors retiring Soldiers, civilian

    Aug 2, 2012

    Members of the Fort Rucker community packed the post theater to honor 14 Soldiers and one civilian retiring from government service during a ceremony July 27.

  • Picerne hosts Dive-In Theater showing of 'The Muppets'

    Aug 2, 2012

    As summer vacation dies down and school gears up, Picerne Military Housing offers its free Dive-In Theater at Bowden Terrace Community Center Aug. 10.

  • Spouse club hosts Super Sign-Up Aug. 16

    Aug 2, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club will host its annual Super Sign-Up Aug. 16 to assist spouses new to Fort Rucker that want to expand their horizons by meeting new people and seeing new places.

  • Illusionist divvies out mind candy for Soldiers

    Aug 2, 2012

    A meet and greet with illusionist and mentalist Wayne Hoffman and Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, cadre and students from the NCO Academy and the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group went magically July 27 at the academy.

  • Pipelayers shut out Copperheads

    Aug 2, 2012

    Recent storms caused some hiccups in the intramural softball post championship tournament, but it wasn't enough to stop teams from returning to the fields to compete for the title.

  • Fort Rucker schools back in session Aug. 6

    Jul 26, 2012

    Summer vacation is winding down and school is getting back in session, and Fort Rucker officials are offering tips to make the transition from summer life to school life safe and easy for parents and children.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates 237th birthday

    Jul 26, 2012

    The chaplains on Fort Rucker help Soldiers and their Families every day, and the chaplaincy will celebrate the corps' 237th birthday June 27 at 10:30 a.m. in Bldg. 5700. Everyone is invited to join the festivities.

  • ICE gives Fort Rucker customers a voice

    Jul 26, 2012

    Fort Rucker provides many services for people on the installation from youth services to the fitness facilities, but also provides a way for them to provide feedback to help improve those services.

  • Fort Rucker recognizes college graduates

    Jul 26, 2012

    Fort Rucker is known as the home of U.S. Army Aviation, but Soldiers on the installation can learn more than how to fly aircraft during their time here.

  • DECA gets word out on sales, deals with commissary newsletter

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Defense Commissary Agency has started a new Army-wide initiative that is already impacting Fort Rucker residents -- the publication of a monthly commissary newsletter.

  • Family members help celebrate Aviation pioneer's final flight

    Jul 26, 2012

    A mixture of wind, tears, water and cheers met the Aviator as he stepped out of the Apache that carried him and his son-in-law on his last military flight July 20.

  • Ozark to host Fort Rucker employment event

    Jul 26, 2012

    With times making it difficult to secure steady employment, Fort Rucker provides a job fair each year to ease the stress of job hunting.

  • Diabetic expo set to educate, provide care

    Jul 26, 2012

    Those suffering from diabetes will find a wealth of valuable information and opportunities for medical care at the second annual Diabetic Exposition Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at Lyster Army Health Clinic.

  • Fort Rucker Lemon Lot features deals

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Lemon Lot on post is ready to help Soldiers and Families make or find deals on wheels, whether they're looking to buy or sell.

  • 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.

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