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  • 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.

  • Readiness course assists with job hunt

    Mar 21, 2014

    Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, once said that change is the only constant in life, and it was Louis Pasteur who is quoted as saying, "Fortune favors the prepared mind." Anyone affiliated with military service understands the truth in these shreds of wisdom.

  • Lifeguard classes set people on course for jobs

    Mar 21, 2014

    The chill of winter is fading fast and many people are eager to hit the water, and Fort Rucker Aquatics is offering spring lifeguard courses for a job opportunity with high responsibility.

  • Read Across America Week helps students learn to love reading

    Mar 14, 2014

    Most agree that reading is one of the most important things learned in grade school, but once adults, many people lose their love of the written word.

  • Fort Rucker employee earns national recognition

    Mar 14, 2014

    When his country called, he answered, and although he has seen the good and the bad of what the Army can offer a Soldier, he would jump at the chance to be a Soldier again if it was an option.

  • Mentor ride helps riders brush up on skills, stay Army safe

    Mar 14, 2014

    It's that time of year again when motorcycle riders are dusting off their bikes after a long winter and getting back on the roads, but it's safety first for Fort Rucker's riders.

  • Eye on the Sky: Weather ops helps keep Rucker flying

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort Rucker's skies are filled with helicopters and the familiar sound of rotor blades chopping through the air, but those birds would be in trouble if it weren't for an integral part of Army Aviation -- weather operations.

  • Veterinarian: Changes mean fewer appointments, better care

    Mar 14, 2014

    Thank you all for allowing the Fort Rucker Veterinarian Treatment Facility to take care of your four legged furry friends' needs. We understand they are members of your Family and we want to make sure they receive the proper care necessary to stay healthy.

  • Job Hunt: Flexibility a key to success

    Mar 14, 2014

    Are you approaching the end of your military career? Do you have one more move left in you? If you do, you may see that, despite current economic conditions, there are still plenty of jobs out there waiting for you.

  • Tax center continues to provide assistance

    Mar 14, 2014

    With the end of tax season approaching, some people might need all the help they can get to get their returns in on time, and the Fort Rucker Tax Center is making it even easier for single Soldiers to file their taxes for free.

  • Girls Night Out event described as 'amazing', 'considerate', 'entertaining'

    Mar 14, 2014

    Girls Night Out, a veteran event hosted each fall and spring by the Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, was a hit once again with patrons describing the fun as "amazing," "considerate" and "entertaining."

  • Opportunities, deals abound at annual Travel Extravaganza

    Mar 14, 2014

    With more than 1,000 people packing into The Landing's ballroom March 5 to seek out deals for spring and summer vacations, organizers of Fort Rucker Leisure Travel Service's 26th annual Travel Extravaganza said the event went smoothly and beautifully.

  • Basketball season heats up as teams prepare for playoffs

    Mar 14, 2014

    With just weeks left in the Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball regular season, teams are bringing their A-game and competition is tightening up as they set their eyes on the prize.

  • Soldiers compete for top honors

    Mar 6, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers from Across Army Aviation came to Fort Rucker to brave physical endurance tests, mental challenges and academic examinations for one of Aviation's top honors, but only three had what it takes to come out on top.

  • AER fundraising campaign kicks off to help Soldiers

    Mar 6, 2014

    Soldiers can always be counted on to be self reliant, but sometimes it's necessary to ask for help, especially during emergencies and hard times.

  • Over the top: District names local teacher best

    Mar 6, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Soldiers always strive to be high above the best. The same goes for its civilian employees, and one such employee soared over the competition last month when she competed for the Department of Defense Education Activity Teacher of the Year.

  • The career technical training track: What's in it for you?

    Mar 6, 2014

    Beginning a new career as a civilian employee when leaving the military can be filled with exciting opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

  • Luncheon celebrates unity

    Mar 6, 2014

    As African-American History Month came to a close, Fort Rucker honored African Americans who have made an impact on American history with a luncheon to celebrate what any observance strives for -- unity.

  • Day in the life: Rucker vet balances work life, motherhood

    Mar 6, 2014

    Juggling work and Family is a struggle that most members of the Army Family know all too well, but one Fort Rucker veterinarian makes sure that her job in the workplace doesn't interfere with her job as a mom at home.

  • Fort Rucker hosts Right Arm Night

    Mar 6, 2014

    Work and personal relationships are normally two entities people are encouraged to keep separate, but in the Army both relationships are melded to create a cohesive bond that helps Soldiers better serve their country.

  • Primary school works to keep deployed parents, students in touch

    Mar 6, 2014

    Being deployed is a possibility that every Soldier prepares for as soon as they sign their military service contract. And although they know it may be coming, it does not make it any easier once separated from Family, especially small children.

  • ACS conducts needs assessment survey to ensure customers have a voice

    Mar 6, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, in partnership with Installation Management Command G9 Marketing Research and Analysis, will be launching the Army Community Service Needs Assessment Survey now through April 30 at Fort Rucker.

  • Community yard sale helps people buy, sell household items

    Mar 6, 2014

    People can get the jump on spring cleaning as the winter blues blow away by taking part in the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's community-wide yard sale.

  • Lyster helps TRICARE for Life beneficiaries move to pilot program

    Mar 6, 2014

    Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy has taken steps within the last two years that will help make the newly-mandated TRICARE for Life pilot program easier on its beneficiaries.

  • Eagles soar over competition, 85-36, set sights on repeat championship

    Mar 6, 2014

    The Eagles soared over Guns and Hoses during an intramural basketball game at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center March 4.

  • 5th AR runners win supporting local cancer charity 5K

    Feb 27, 2014

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 360th Regiment, Task Force Rough Rider, 5th Armored Brigade, participated in the inaugural Race for Care 5K here Feb. 16, with one Soldier finishing with the overall first place trophy.

  • CASCOM commander returns home, shares personal insights with high school students

    Feb 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, shared his thoughts and personal insights with students at Greensville County High School in Emporia, Va., Feb. 24.

  • Fort Rucker names Hanchey AH-64 hangar after Aviators lost in battle

    Feb 27, 2014

    Flying as the trail aircraft on a reconnaissance mission in 2007 in Iraq, two Army Aviators led their team out of an apparent ambush as they came under a hailstorm of machine-gun fire.

  • New facility meets requirements for all helicopters

    Feb 27, 2014

    Hanchey Army Heliport on Fort Rucker opened a new state-of-the-art AH-64 Maintenance Hangar Feb. 20 during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony to honor two fallen Soldiers.

  • Fort Rucker kicks off AER fundraising

    Feb 27, 2014

    Soldiers helping Soldiers has always been Army Emergency Relief's goal in everything it does, and this year's campaign is no different.

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