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  • Day in the Life: ATC Students keep eyes on the sky

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker's skies are filled with the familiar sound of rotor blades chopping through the air, but without air traffic controllers on the ground, those birds might be in for a rough ride.

  • National colors returned to 145th

    Jun 13, 2014

    After 42 years, a part of the unit's heritage was returned to 1-145th Aviation Regiment.

  • Children use all senses to learn life lessons at Vacation Bible School

    Jun 13, 2014

    Children of all ages on Fort Rucker got the chance to learn life lessons on a biblical scale at this year's Fort Rucker Vacation Bible School at the Spiritual Life Center.

  • Paws to read: Center Library kicks off summer reading program

    Jun 13, 2014

    There are many summer sports activities that children can get involved in before school begins in the fall, but one program on post seeks to improve children's minds.

  • Tryouts in full swing for running team

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker has one of the top running teams in the country, placing second in its division last year in the Army 10-Miler, and the team is looking for recruits to fill out its ranks.

  • Lyster explains why primary care managers may change

    Jun 13, 2014

    If you have ever gotten a letter from your military treatment facility stating that your primary care manager has changed, you may have felt frustrated and upset about seeing a new doctor.

  • Setting traps: Army invention helps prevent mosquito-borne disease

    Jun 13, 2014

    It took more than 20 years, but a device invented by Army entomologists to control the population of mosquitoes that carry diseases is now available to installations.

  • 'Fast and Furious' Soldiers return to Family, friends

    Jun 5, 2014

    Latishya Walk, Soldier and Army spouse, welcomed home her husband after nine months apart early June 3 along with nine other Families who were gathered at Wings Chapel to welcome home Soldiers from the 597th Ordnance Maintenance Company.

  • Garrison welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jun 5, 2014

    Fort Rucker Soldiers, civilians and Family members turned out in force to welcome the garrison's new command sergeant major and bid farewell to the outgoing senior NCO June 3 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Freedom Fest: Fort Rucker readies to host July 4 celebration

    Jun 5, 2014

    Fort Rucker is gearing up for one of the installation's biggest celebrations of the year as officials expect people to once again come out by the thousands to celebrate the nation's independence.

  • 'Sky warriors' reunite during anniversary

    Jun 5, 2014

    The weekend of May 16-18 brought some legendary sky warriors back home to Fort Rucker for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Reunion.

  • Day in the Life: Manager ensures hazardous waste safety

    Jun 5, 2014

    Fort Rucker residents don't have to worry about anthropomorphic, crime-fighting turtles popping out of the sewers anytime soon because the installation keeps a tight lid on its hazardous waste.

  • Students celebrate last day of class

    Jun 5, 2014

    School may be out for the summer for Fort Rucker schools, but teachers and students are both happy and sad with upcoming transitions, additions and changes.

  • Fort Rucker officials stress importance of preparedness

    Jun 5, 2014

    Although this year's hurricane season is expected to be mild, it only takes one big storm to wreak havoc on coastal states, and Fort Rucker officials remind people that preparation is key.

  • Program offers building blocks to success

    Jun 5, 2014

    When starting a small business, the journey to success could be a road that's hard to travel, but Fort Rucker's Army Community Service is offering a service to help budding entrepreneurs find their way.

  • Soldiers, civilians sling paint to relieve stress

    Jun 5, 2014

    Adrenaline junkies are often searching for the next thing to get their rush, and Fort Rucker is offering one way for Soldiers and civilians to get their fill using strategy and tactics.

  • Festival helps Families shop smart, healthy

    Jun 5, 2014

    The Army knows that keeping an active lifestyle is key to staying healthy, but there's more to healthy living than just exercise.

  • Remembering fallen heroes: Hundreds pay respects to nation's fallen

    May 29, 2014

    Since its inception in 1868, borne out of the Civil War, Memorial Day has served as a day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States, and Fort Rucker is no exception when it comes to showing honors.

  • German liaison captain makes life-saving move

    May 29, 2014

    Soldiers are considered by many to be heroes for what they do defending the country, but it was a typical lunch that caused one Fort Rucker Soldier to be considered a hero to a local woman.

  • Vacation Bible School: Children learn through hands-on experience

    May 29, 2014

    Learning through interaction is the focus of Fort Rucker's Vacation Bible School, as children will learn through hands-on experiences to create lasting memories.

  • Day in the Life: Soldier strives to inspire others

    May 29, 2014

    Before the sun stretches its rays over the horizon each morning, more than 160 students at the NCO Academy are lined up ready to take on the day.

  • Child passenger safety certification available

    May 29, 2014

    Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that highway deaths over the past five years remain at historic lows, Fort Rucker doesn't slow down its efforts in traffic safety, especially when children are involved.

  • Hidden Treasures: Thrift Shop offers more than clothes

    May 29, 2014

    Many people might have a preconceived idea of what a second-hand store has to offer, but the Fort Rucker's Thrift Shop breaks all the stereotypes.

  • Families horse around at riding stables

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Child Development Center is always looking for ways to enrich the lives of the children they look after, and one way they're doing that is by sharing a love of animals.

  • Class teaches new form of communication

    May 29, 2014

    Raising a newborn or toddler can be frustrating and exhausting at times, but Fort Rucker Army Community Service offered a new way for parents to communicate with their children May 22.

  • No clubs necessary for growing sport of disc golf

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Silver Wings Golf Course is one of the installation's most-frequented recreational hot spots, but there is another more non-traditional course that people can transfer some of their golf skills to.

  • WOCC senior staff training opens doors with Navy

    May 22, 2014

    There are several joint forces training centers around the U.S., and even though Fort Rucker is not one of them, a fair share of Airmen, Sailors and Marines can be seen on the installation from time to time.

  • Needs assessment survey gives people a voice

    May 22, 2014

    It's not often that people get a chance to take their issues directly to senior leadership, but Fort Rucker's Community Health Promotion Council is giving its community a voice to do just that.

  • Youth represents Fort Rucker at competition

    May 22, 2014

    There is no age limit when it comes to going above the best, and one Fort Rucker youth proved that through her volunteer efforts.

  • Reunion success thanks to 1-13th volunteers

    May 22, 2014

    Fort Rucker has seen many units come and go with the time and changing Army mission, but one such unit, the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion, was able to reunite May 16-18 thanks to the altruism of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment.

  • Army Family members awarded scholarships

    May 22, 2014

    With the rising costs of a college education, it's always a blessing when a student receives help, and this year's Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club Scholarship Awards Ceremony did just that for 34 Fort Rucker Family members.

  • Day in the Life: Counselor guides Soldiers through careers

    May 22, 2014

    Soldiers who make a career of the military receive lots of advice on the way to retirement. One of the voices they hear is an Army career counselor.

  • Lake Fest: More than 2,500 visit Tholocco to celebrate warmer weather

    May 22, 2014

    Fort Rucker kicked off summer with a splash May 18 when more than 2,500 people attended Lake Fest at West Beach at Lake Tholocco.

  • Marriage 101: Communication a key component to a healthy relationship

    May 22, 2014

    Marriage is a huge step in anyone's life, and the Fort Rucker Religious Support Office wants to make sure that people on the installation are ready before making that commitment.

  • Swift and Deadly: 1-13th smokes 6th MP detachment, 17-6

    May 22, 2014

    Fort Rucker's intramural softball season is in full swing and two teams battled it out on the field, but one showed more promise over the other in the fight for the championship.

  • Reducing salt intake can help lower blood pressure

    May 22, 2014

    May is High Blood Pressure Education Month and Lyster Army Health Clinic's nutrition department wants to make sure its patients know how much salt they really consume.

  • Man of the Year: Local honored by club for altruism

    May 15, 2014

    Volunteers are often the backbone of many communities who do everything from mentoring children to building homes without expecting anything in return.

  • Training features 'Shot of Reality'

    May 15, 2014

    Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians are required to receive a certain amount of alcohol and drug abuse training each year, and Fort Rucker is providing that training in an unconventional way.

  • Good resume an essential part of job search

    May 15, 2014

    Preparing a resume is the toughest and yet the most important step in getting a good job. Why do you need one?

  • Spouses get to experience Aviation training firsthand

    May 15, 2014

    Army spouses often hear about how much their Soldiers must endure during training, but it can be hard to appreciate just what Soldiers go through until they walk a mile in their boots.

  • SPLASH! Park, Lake Tholocco open up as Rucker welcomes swim season

    May 15, 2014

    Summer is on its way and Fort Rucker is getting ready to officially open swim season.

  • Local youth earns Eagle Scout rank

    May 15, 2014

    Many skills are learned in the Scouts, from learning how to build a fire to building a raft, but for some, the most lasting lessons are self-discipline and leadership.

  • Iron Aviator: Soldiers compete for coveted title

    May 15, 2014

    Complete with a makeshift swimming pool and Soldiers dressed as minions from "Despicable Me," Class 1401 of the Aviation Captains Career Course was ready to compete for one of Fort Rucker's most coveted titles.

  • Rumble in the Rink: Derby offers camaraderie, exercise for Soldiers, spouses

    May 15, 2014

    A lot of lumps and bumps were dished out for viewer entertainment May 10 when the Boll Weevil Bruisers went hip to hip with the River Region Rollergirls in a roller derby bout.

  • WOCC welcomes new commandant

    May 8, 2014

    The Warrant Officer Career College welcomed a new commandant during a ceremony at the U.S Army Aviation Museum May 2.

  • Prepare: Corvias, Red Cross partner to improve preparedness

    May 8, 2014

    Corvias Military Living, Fort Rucker Emergency Management and the Wiregrass Chapter of the American Red Cross are partnering to bring Fort Rucker residents and community members a Family emergency preparedness workshop at the Munson Heights Community Center on Fort Rucker May 15.

  • Beware: Many areas set aside for training not safe for recreational activity

    May 8, 2014

    Fort Rucker has more than 60,000 acres of trees, fields and lakes, and although there are many opportunities in the cantonment areas of the installation for recreational sports and fitness, officials want to remind Soldiers, Families and civilians that most of the wooded areas on the installation are designated for training.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Asian Pacific-Heritage Month

    May 8, 2014

    Hundreds came together at the post exchange May 2 to celebrate diversity and share in a culture that many in the Army are familiar with.

  • Youth health fair promotes healthy living, habits

    May 8, 2014

    Childhood obesity is an epidemic sweeping the nation, but Fort Rucker is taking the fight to the front by teaching its youth healthy habits early on.

  • Lake Fest features sun, surf, sand castles

    May 8, 2014

    At the beginning of each summer, Fort Rucker hosts a variety of events to kick off the warm weather, and this year's signature event is Lake Fest.

  • Rucker recognizes military spouses

    May 8, 2014

    It's no secret that Soldiers sacrifice much for the wellbeing of their country, but oftentimes there are others whose sacrifices are sometimes overlooked -- military spouses.

  • Conquer the hill: Runners race across difficult course

    May 8, 2014

    Runners were challenged May 3 as they ascended and descended hill after rolling hill during Fort Rucker's 10-Mile Race and Relay.

  • Fort Rucker fitness trainer conditions mind, soul, body

    May 8, 2014

    Shaun McElderry is a man who some might find intimidating -- muscular, tall, knowledgeable and a veteran. But the former air traffic controller just wants to complete his life's calling -- helping others any way he can.

  • SHARP: Expert seeks to help eliminate sexual assault

    May 2, 2014

    While zero tolerance is the goal, the Army admits it still has work to do to combat sexual assault and harassment.

  • Fort Rucker honors volunteers for service

    May 2, 2014

    Fort Rucker paid tribute to its volunteers at The Landing April 23 with the theme "Changing Lives and the Community.

  • Fort Rucker hosts 3rd Earth Day Expo

    May 2, 2014

    Fort Rucker hosted its third annual Earth Day Expo April 22 and more than 10 vendors displayed items ranging from cloth diapers to natural gas-operated vehicles, all which help preserve the environment.

  • Advocacy program established for victims

    May 2, 2014

    The Secretary of the Army fully established a special victim's advocacy program Nov. 1, 2013, that entitles victims of sexual assault to legal representation from the moment the victim reports the crime through the conclusion of all legal proceedings against the alleged perpetrator.

  • Fort Rucker honors 10 retirees

    May 2, 2014

    Hundreds of Soldiers, friends, Family members and co-workers saluted a combined 258 years of service to the country as nine Soldiers and one civil servant retired during a ceremony April 25 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • School events focus on STEM, students design inventions

    May 2, 2014

    Fort Rucker Elementary School is an institute that challenges the students to not only think outside the box, but also how to carry what they learn every day into the future.

  • Bridal Show helps couples plan perfect wedding

    May 2, 2014

    Fort Rucker is home to many unique activities and events for its Families to enjoy, such as Girl's Night Out, Lake Fest and Thunder on Tholocco.

  • Hole-in-One: Tournament tees up funds for 'good cause'

    May 2, 2014

    More than 75 people teed off together April 25 for the 24th annual Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union Golf Tournament to benefit Army Emergency Relief.

  • Preparation, planning key to staying safe in severe weather

    Apr 17, 2014

    Living in the South, most people are familiar with the waves of pollen in the spring and humid heat in the summer, but it's severe weather that people need to make sure they're prepared for this season.

  • Earth Day expo highlights products, practices to help go green

    Apr 17, 2014

    April 22 will mark the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, with the Army keeping its focus on sustaining the mission to secure the future.

  • Day in the Life: Environmentalist helps Army sustain mission

    Apr 17, 2014

    For many years the Army has sought new and innovative ways to reduce its environmental boot print by turning to green and sustainable resources, and one individual is key to making that mission a success, locally.

  • CodeRED keeps installation prepared

    Apr 17, 2014

    More than four years ago, Fort Rucker teamed up with CodeRED to make sure people on the installation can stay informed with instant emergency notifications.

  • Community turns out to remember fallen heroes, support survivors

    Apr 17, 2014

    American flags adorned the roadway, and more than 300 runners and even more supporters came out to show their respect for fallen heroes and Gold Star Families during the installation's third Survivors and Fallen Heroes 5k Run and Remember April 5.

  • The Champs: 1-11th Eagles win hoops crown

    Apr 17, 2014

    Two teams took to the court to determine the winner of the 2014 Fort Rucker Intramural Post Championship game, but penalty after penalty allowed one team to walk away with the title April 3.

  • AER events put 'fun' in fundraising

    Apr 17, 2014

    Soldiers helping Soldiers is synonymous with Army Emergency Relief, but the organization's campaign is looking to make actions speak louder than words with two of its premiere events.

  • Tax center files 1,600-plus returns

    Apr 17, 2014

    Tax season has come to a close and the Fort Rucker Tax Center went above and beyond to serve Soldiers, retirees and Family members, but reminds people to prepare year round for taxes.

  • Day in the life: WOCC instructor strives to keep Army strong

    Apr 17, 2014

    For some people, becoming an instructor is more about boosting their resume and getting a distinguished badge. Some choose the path to make better Soldiers and to ensure the Army will always be strong.

  • Event helps keep environment, people safe

    Apr 17, 2014

    Some people might not realize the dangers of keeping old medications in the house or the danger of improperly disposing of them.

  • Super heroes, stormtroopers, Family fun highlight Children's Fest

    Apr 17, 2014

    Super heroes in all shapes and sizes, and a few stormtroopers, could be seen April 12 at the Fort Rucker Festival Fields as children and parents experienced a free day full of fun.

  • Game Night event places focus on Families, bonding

    Apr 17, 2014

    It's no secret that the Army looks out for its Family members, and Fort Rucker takes that to heart when putting on events to keep its Soldiers and Families happy.

  • Keep in mind: Month seeks to increase autism awareness

    Apr 17, 2014

    The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the community.

  • Outdoor recreation hosts youth fishing tournament

    Apr 17, 2014

    People are starting to hit Fort Rucker's pools and lakes as temperatures start to rise, but the installation's lakes offer one form of recreation that people can enjoy year round -- fishing.

  • Troops to Teachers program offers post-Army careers

    Apr 7, 2014

    In the coming months, an influx of Soldiers will begin the year-long process of transitioning out of the military, and one program can help Soldiers utilize Army abilities by engaging students as teachers.

  • Fort Rucker honors top professional women during ceremony

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Rucker honored its outstanding women during the 2014 Women of the Year ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum March 27.

  • Fort Rucker continues to improve SHARP program, awareness

    Apr 3, 2014

    The Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program has come far in the last few years, but continues to make strides toward a healthier and safer Army.

  • 3 brothers complete WOCC

    Apr 3, 2014

    With long hours, grueling duties and limited communication with the outside world, the Warrant Officer Career College can be considered one of the most challenging schools to complete in the Army.

  • Coffee with a Cop: Fort Rucker's finest connect with community

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Rucker's finest suited up and jumped at the chance to learn more about what's going on in their community, as well as to let people know they're there to help.

  • Children's Fest promises fun, food, fabulous egg hunt

    Apr 3, 2014

    Spring has been fickle so far this year, but that doesn't mean that the Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is putting the brakes on the 10th annual Children's Festival.

  • Fort Rucker community proclaims commitment to stopping child abuse

    Apr 3, 2014

    Oftentimes, child abuse goes unreported and unresolved, and unnecessary suffering can be experienced, but Fort Rucker and the Army are trying to make a change by increasing awareness and resolving to stamp it out in the community.

  • Playoffs: Get Down & Lay Down edges past Eagles

    Apr 3, 2014

    With only a few games remaining in the 2014 Intramural Basketball season, two top teams went head-to-head to fight for a spot in the finals, but one team was sent packing as another triumphed.

  • ACU with permethrin: New policy allows profiles for pregnant Soldiers

    Apr 3, 2014

    Female Soldiers who are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant or are post-partum and nursing now have the option to wear Army Combat Uniforms without permethrin, the insect repellent ACUs are treated with, where the probability of insect-borne diseases is low.

  • SHARP: No tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2014

    Sometimes people inadvertently do something that is not acceptable, and other times they purposefully harm others, but no matter what the case, the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program aims to eliminate sexual harassment and assault from the Army.

  • New command team assumes lead of Aviation, USAACE, Fort Rucker

    Mar 28, 2014

    Hundreds of Soldiers stood in formation as members of the Fort Rucker and Wiregrass communities looked on to welcome a new command team to the installation.

  • Day in the Life: ATC keeps Aviators flying above the best

    Mar 28, 2014

    He calmly calls out to Firebird 69 and soon the Apache pulls off Lane No. 1. He checks the sky for the fifth time in a minute, out of habit even though he knows nothing will be there, just in case anything might hinder the bird's takeoff.

  • NCOA gives back to community

    Mar 28, 2014

    Life as a Soldier is about commitment in service to one's nation, and Soldiers of Fort Rucker's NCO Academy makes sure to extend that service to their local community.

  • Fort Rucker agency, event support Gold Star Families

    Mar 28, 2014

    It can be a hard thing watching a loved one join the military during wartime and departing to serve the country in a faraway land.

  • Skate Park: Youth center rolls out new facility

    Mar 28, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Youth Center added a skate park to its ever-increasing offering of activities for the installation's youth March 24.

  • Boot Camp: Fitness program switches things up

    Mar 28, 2014

    Finding a time to get a work out in can be challenging, especially in military life, but Fort Rucker's fitness centers are making it easier for people to find a way to work it into their schedule.

  • Lyster opens service center as TRICARE walk-ins end April 1

    Mar 28, 2014

    Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries, who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, walk-in services at the Lyster Army Health Clinic TRICARE Service Center will no longer be available as of April 1.

  • 160th SOAR CW5s, of Black Hawk Down legacy, retire

    Mar 28, 2014

    As the A Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment hangar began to fill with people March 21, it was clear this wasn't just another retirement ceremony.

  • Ask, Care, Escort: Soldiers attend intervention course

    Mar 21, 2014

    Although the amount of suicides in the Army decreased from 2012 to 2013, according to the Department of Defense, the sergeant major of the Army has said that the Army's mission to eliminate suicide isn't complete until no lives are lost.

  • Fort Rucker teacher selected to pilot Engineering Adventures program

    Mar 21, 2014

    A fifth grade language arts teacher and Engineering Club director at Fort Rucker Elementary School has been selected to pilot an afterschool engineering program, Engineering Adventures, for the nationally renowned Engineering is Elementary with the Boston Museum of Science.

  • Army ACAP director visits

    Mar 21, 2014

    The Army Career and Alumni Program exists to help Soldiers and their Families transition into civilian life, and the Army's transition assistance program director said there is only one thing Soldiers need to remember when it comes to going to ACAP -- go early and go often.

  • Day in the Life: HOST instructors teach lifelong skills

    Mar 21, 2014

    Many people are familiar with aircraft-crash-water training from movies such as "An Officer and a Gentleman," and although the training has changed drastically over the last 30 years, instructors are still teaching potential Aviators skills they can take with them in their daily lives.

  • Coffee with a Cop: Forum gives community a voice

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Police officers and first responders are out to make sure the installation remains a safe community for its Army Families, but without input, the community's concerns can go on unknown.

  • Vet clinic: Pet ownership comes with responsibilities

    Mar 21, 2014

    Military Families' four-legged counterparts take the stresses of military life in stride, but there are things people can do to make sure their furry Family members are well taken care of.

  • Back to future at Camp Rucker

    Mar 21, 2014

    Once upon a time, Fort Rucker was a military camp, home to all sorts of Soldiers of different occupations, but with the passing of time and the ever-changing Army, it was renamed Fort Rucker in the 1940s. But it is the old-school camp that the school age center is reviving for its spring break events March 24-28.

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