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  • 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.

  • 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.

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