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  • Be aware: Education key to combating domestic violence

    Sep 25, 2014

    Domestic violence comes in many forms and affects men, women and children, and Fort Rucker is doing what it can to increase awareness on the issue.

  • Post facilities, parents partner to ensure child safety

    Sep 25, 2014

    Fort Rucker leadership, facilities that provide child care, child care providers and staff at agencies who provide services for children are in a partnership with parents to protect the children of the Fort Rucker community.

  • Get R.E.A.L.: Program eases transition into military life for spouses

    Sep 25, 2014

    Adapting to change can be tough, but one Fort Rucker program is helping to ease the transition into the military life for Families.

  • Sit down! Stick Wigglers bench Lyster, 30-22

    Sep 25, 2014

    With fall officially arrived, Fort Rucker kicked off its 2014 Intramural Football Season Sept. 22 as teams began their quest for the crown.

  • Lyster: Flu shots available November

    Sep 25, 2014

    Lyster Army Health Clinic is scheduled to begin flu vaccinations the first week of November.

  • Controlling, preventing rabies a community effort

    Sep 25, 2014

    Sept. 28 of every year is observed as World Rabies Day, which was initiated in 2007 by Global Alliance for Rabies Control. It was created in an effort to raise awareness about rabies and enhance prevention and control efforts.

  • Fort Rucker honors those lost in 9/11 terrorist attacks

    Sep 18, 2014

    In front of the Fort Rucker firehouse, a fire engine's ladder reached high into the sky Sept. 11 with the American Flag flying halfway up the mast as a crowd from the Fort Rucker community gathered to solemnly honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

  • ATSCOM, TAOG welcome new CSMs

    Sep 18, 2014

    As the NCO sword was passed from one command sergeant major to the next, the Air Traffic Services Command and 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group welcomed new leaders to their ranks.

  • Hispanic heritage: Event kicks off month with music, dancing, food

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Hispanic Heritage Month observance kicked off at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Food Court Sept 12. with music, dancing and, of course … food.

  • Combined Federal Campaign fundraising begins

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign kicked off this year's fundraising effort at The Landing Sept. 15 with an exposition of some of the charities donors can contribute to in 2014.

  • Happy hour: Training uses humor to increase awareness

    Sep 18, 2014

    September is Suicide Prevention Month and Fort Rucker is doing what it can to increase awareness in an unconventional way.

  • Local schools depend on impact aid

    Sep 18, 2014

    The cost of public education is not cheap and is funded largely by local property taxes. Districts that provide education to children of military and civilian personnel employed at Fort Rucker depend on Federal Impact Aid to offset lost property tax revenue.

  • Oktoberfest offers Family fun

    Sep 18, 2014

    Fort Rucker is ringing in the fall season by celebrating German culture with a seasonal favorite.

  • MWR Central: Location centralizes access to activities, programs, events

    Sep 18, 2014

    Fort Rucker offers a host of entertainment, fitness and recreation events and facilities for people to enjoy, but now the installation has centralized where people can go to meet their recreational needs.

  • Fort Rucker trails offer customizable fitness experience

    Sep 18, 2014

    As leaves and temperatures begin to fall, runners lace up to capitalize on crisp air and Fort Rucker contains a few easily-accessible locations for anyone looking to explore new routes.

  • Combined Federal Campaign: Fundraising starts with kickoff event

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign kickoff event will take place Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. at The Landing.

  • CFC: Universal Giving offers new opportunities

    Sep 12, 2014

    A new Combined Federal Campaign program, which was tested in this area over the last three years, allows donors to choose a localized charity that might be on the other side of the country.

  • Take-Back: Prescription drug drop off at PX

    Sep 12, 2014

    Nearly one out of 20 Soldiers misuse painkillers, according to the website Army Thin Line.

  • Help readily available to prevent suicides

    Sep 12, 2014

    September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Army is doing its best to get the word out about suicide prevention, but Army Substance Abuse Program officials say the first line of defense starts with people.

  • Day in the Life: Firefighters take pride in life-saving mission

    Sep 12, 2014

    Being a minority in any Military Occupational Specialty can seem intimidating to many, but to the active-duty ladies of the Fort Rucker Fire Department, it's just another day in the life.

  • Post exchange benefits hard to measure with receipt

    Sep 12, 2014

    Soldiers and their Families rely on the Post Exchange to help their dollar go further, but exactly how far it goes to impact quality of life at Fort Rucker is hard to measure with a receipt.

  • Hatch Act restricts personnel's political activities

    Sep 12, 2014

    Since 1939, military members and federal employees have been subject to restricted election season activities.

  • Girls Night Out: DFMWR event helps ladies de-stress

    Sep 12, 2014

    A night of fun filled with laughter, dancing, prizes, giveaways and even a fashion show is what nearly 300 women from the surrounding communities were able to experience during Fort Rucker's eighth Girls Night Out.

  • Soldiers sacrifice time off to help Wiregrass communities

    Sep 12, 2014

    Wiregrass communities continue to depend on Fort Rucker volunteers to help accomplish many worthwhile projects.

  • Fort Rucker hosts 1st 3-vs-3 soccer tournament

    Sep 12, 2014

    Ten teams battled it out over 19 games in a single day during the installation's first 3-vs-3 Indoor Soccer Tournament hosted by the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center.

  • Force protection exercise: Fort Rucker teams with community responders

    Sep 4, 2014

    The familiar howl of the giant voice rang out Aug. 27, alerting the installation of the post-wide exercise that had first responders scrambling to think on their feet.

  • SHARP program works for victims

    Sep 4, 2014

    Sexual assault affects victims for a lifetime, and one way the Army is helping to mitigate the traumatic effects those victims face is by providing victim advocates.

  • Celebrating diversity: Hispanic Heritage Month events honor culture

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Army is a mixing bowl of cultures that produces Soldiers who recognize bonds that extend beyond each others' backgrounds, but celebrating those different backgrounds that make up the Army is one way Soldiers can make their Army bonds even stronger.

  • Soldier for Life: Center helps transition Soldiers to civilians

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Soldier for Life Center is not only a place for Soldiers transitioning out of the military -- new Soldiers will soon become very familiar with Soldier for Life starting in October.

  • Register early to vote absentee

    Sep 4, 2014

    The 2014 mid-term elections take place Nov. 4 with campaigns in full swing between now and then for 36 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 House of Representatives seats and 35 state governorships.

  • Help wanted: Riding Stables seeks volunteers for fall events

    Sep 4, 2014

    Volunteers have a dramatic impact on the success of Fort Rucker community programs.

  • FCC: Program offers career, child care opportunities

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Family Child Care program not only offers a way for Families to find quality child care providers who welcome children into their homes and offer safe child care services, but also provides a unique employment opportunity for those who wish to become providers.

  • Boot Camp: Fall fitness program features new schedule, workouts

    Sep 4, 2014

    Summer is winding down and cooler weather is approaching, but the 2014 Fall Boot Camp is keeping the heat alive with its intense workouts designed to get participants in tip-top shape.

  • Center welcomes new commander: Farnsworth assumes command from Edens

    Aug 29, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Farnsworth assumed command of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center from Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens Friday in a ceremony at Fort Rucker.

  • Eagle Rising: Veteran inducted into prestigious society

    Aug 29, 2014

    Many feel that veterans aren't shown the respect and recognition they deserve, but the service of one Vietnam-era veteran was acknowledged Aug. 26 as he was inducted into a prestigious society.

  • Suicide Prevention: Number of self referrals on upswing

    Aug 29, 2014

    Suicides in the Army are down from the same time last year, but that doesn't mean that the issue should be taken any more lightly, according to a Fort Rucker Army Substance Abuse Program official.

  • Distracted driving a hazard on roads

    Aug 29, 2014

    Most American's know that when behind the wheel drivers must place 100 percent of their attention on the road, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration distracted driving is now the leading cause of car accidents in the United States.

  • Liaison officer offers free French refresher

    Aug 29, 2014

    Since his arrival at Fort Rucker, the French liaison officer has embraced its Soldiers, Families, civilians and surrounding communities with enthusiasm. Now, this distinguished officer has arranged to conduct a free French language and culture class at the post.

  • Be Prepared: Readiness key to surviving disasters

    Aug 29, 2014

    Suppose that Cairns Army Airfield weather reported that a massive tornado would hit the Fort Rucker community sometime between 1 and 3 p.m. today.

  • Agency helps special-needs Families

    Aug 29, 2014

    Taking care of an Army Family takes a lot of hard work, love and dedication, and Families with special needs can make that undertaking a top priority with one Army program.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program: Child Find campaign starts

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Exceptional Family Member Program is identifying active duty military Families with special needs. Special needs can include physical, intellectual, developmental delays, emotional impairments that require special treatment, therapy, education, training or counseling.

  • Hitting stride: Fort Rucker's 10-miler team preps for D.C. run

    Aug 29, 2014

    After a record-breaking race during last year's All-Army 10-Miler, the Fort Rucker 10-Miler team is prepping to take on the behemoth race again in hopes of repeating last year's success.

  • End of an era: Last OH-58D Kiowa Aviator class to graduate

    Aug 25, 2014

    A legacy decades in the making is coming to an end, as eight students from the last OH-58D Kiowa Warrior class prepare to graduate at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

  • 600-plus attend annual job fair

    Aug 22, 2014

    More than 600 job hunters descended upon the 11th annual Fort Rucker Area Job Fair Aug. 13 as people were interviewing, sharing resumes and exploring the jobs that the 49 vendors in attendance had to offer at the event in the Ozark Civic Center.

  • Showtime: Soldier Show entertains, educates crowd

    Aug 22, 2014

    Spectacular stage lights, high notes and high-energy dance moves are just some of the experiences that the Wiregrass community was treated to during the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show this year.

  • Special delivery: 1-58th AOB conducts sling-load training

    Aug 22, 2014

    Blending excitement with a dash of fear, Soldiers from the 1-58th Airfield Operations Battalion, Air Traffic Control Company battled powerful CH-47 Chinook rotorwash that pulled at their minds and bodies while taking on a sling-load training mission Aug. 11 and 15.

  • Fort Rucker starts bus tours to help newcomers learn about their new home

    Aug 22, 2014

    Fort Rucker is well known for its transient population, and the installation is doing what it can to help newcomers become familiar with their new home.

  • Soldier places 5th in World's Fastest Drummer competition

    Aug 22, 2014

    Anyone wanting to march to the beat of a certain 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band drummer should be prepared to get where they are going very quickly.

  • Time to spare: Bowling leagues designed for all ages

    Aug 22, 2014

    Intramural sports, such as softball, basketball and football aren't the only ways that people on Fort Rucker can get into team sports.

  • Aviation Restructure Initiative: Balancing act seeks to get force right

    Aug 14, 2014

    Working organizational design change with one hand, while maintaining the combat power to respond to contingencies with the other hand, is a balancing act the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence has done before.

  • Homeless: Stray population increases

    Aug 14, 2014

    Hidden behind a high fence stands a building that many people driving on the installation might not even know is there, but the Fort Rucker Stray Facility on Andrews Road near the Enterprise gate needs the help of the community to save nine furry faces that desperately need a place to call home.

  • Fort Rucker observes antiterrorism month

    Aug 14, 2014

    August is well known in the South for the sweltering heat and the approaching end of summer, but in the Army the month's focus is antiterrorism education.

  • Interviewing skills key to landing job

    Aug 14, 2014

    You're at a job interview and everything seems to be going smoothly. Then, all of a sudden, the interviewer asks you, "Why should I hire you for this job?"

  • Q/A: Resilience remains command priority

    Aug 14, 2014

    In response to growing Armywide concern for Soldier, civilian and Family resiliency, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence launched its Ready and Resilient Campaign under the leadership of Public Health Command's Community Health Promotion Council a little more than a year ago.

  • DA photos -- different types for different needs

    Aug 14, 2014

    There are many things Soldiers have to do to prepare to go to an Army school or promotion board, but one key requirement seems to be causing a bit of confusion for Soldiers -- their official photos.

  • USAACE Soldier among 1st Instructor Badge awardees

    Aug 14, 2014

    A non-commissioned officer with the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence was among the first seven Soldier instructors to receive the Army Instructor Badge during a recognition ceremony in Alexandria, Va. July 17.

  • Mechanically inclined: Auto crafts programs great for novices, experts

    Aug 14, 2014

    With Fort Rucker as the home of Army Aviation, it's no surprise that the installation is full of people who love to tinker, and the automotive skills center is one place they can put on their mechanic's hat.

  • Illusionist mixes fun with 'completely unforgettable' time

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation excels at entertaining Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families and employees, and the upcoming illusionist show is no exception when it comes to top-notch entertainment.

  • Corvias hosts open house for Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2014

    Corvias Military Living offers many amenities for Soldiers who choose to live on post, from quality housing to community pools to lawn care to a recycling program, just to name a few.

  • Family history seminar to explain high-tech hobby

    Aug 14, 2014

    For those who've ever wondered why they are the way they are, perhaps it is time to find the answers.

  • Going pro: SWGC hosts annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament

    Aug 14, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Silver Wings Golf Course hosts a multitude of tournaments throughout the year, but the upcoming Pro-Am Tournament offers a unique experience for golfers that they might not be able to have anywhere locally.

  • Local Soldier honored with Reserve Center dedication

    Aug 7, 2014

    More than 200 family, friends and fellow service members watched as the Cape Coral U.S. Army Reserve Center was memorialized and renamed in honor of Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo on July 12.

  • Family, friends, co-workers welcome home Soldier, K-9

    Aug 7, 2014

    The 6th Military Police detachment welcomed a deployed Soldier and his four-legged partner home with a police escort and applause at a small ceremony Aug. 4 at the kennels.

  • Large turnout expected at job fair

    Aug 7, 2014

    The 11th annual Fort Rucker Area Job Fair will be held Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ozark Civic Center, and Soldiers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity, even if their military separation is still more than a year away.

  • Students head back to post schools

    Aug 7, 2014

    It's that time of year again when children strap on their backpacks, get on their bikes, hit the bus stops and make the trek back to school to start a new year.

  • Tuition assistance changes for Soldiers

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Army Tuition Assistance program is designed to help Soldiers achieve their higher-education goals, but major changes are coming to the program that each Soldier needs to know about.

  • Program mentors soldiers on great outdoors

    Aug 7, 2014

    No one knows the stress of moving from location to location more than a Soldier or military Family member, but one Soldier is trying to make a difference and offer solace through outdoor recreation.

  • A gem of a week: Local students have fun with science

    Aug 7, 2014

    As summer winds down and children start heading back to school, one group of youth are off to a head start through the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program.

  • Youth center displays facility, programs at open house

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Youth Center offers a myriad of activities for youth to enjoy, and the facility hosts an open house to showcase those offerings Aug. 9 for new sixth graders and Families new to Fort Rucker.

  • Ace Basket: Disc golf on the rise

    Aug 7, 2014

    Disc Golf continues to gain popularity across the country, and Fort Rucker offers people the chance to get in on the fun by providing a top-notch course.

  • Bowl-a-thon reinforces resiliency

    Aug 7, 2014

    Army Substance Abuse Program, along with Rucker Lanes, hosted a resiliency bowl-a-thon Aug. 1 to help Soldiers and civilians connect with each other outside the office, which in the long term will help them stay resilient.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts 6 local Soldiers

    Jul 31, 2014

    Many people affiliated with the Army know about the heroic tales of Audie Murphy, but for some, stories of the former Soldier's heroism are a way of life.

  • Soldiers set to entertain Wiregrass

    Jul 31, 2014

    It's not often that people of the Wiregrass are treated to a free, high-energy, Broadway-style form of entertainment, but the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show is providing just that, along with a positive message.

  • Pharmacy opens to rave reviews

    Jul 31, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy had its grand opening ceremony July 28, and even though patients had been using the new facility for a week beforehand, many were in attendance to celebrate with LAHC staff and Soldiers.

  • Job Fair: Opportunity for career success

    Jul 31, 2014

    Job fairs traditionally come in all sizes and flavors -- from the small half-day employer days to student career fairs at local high schools to full-blown, multi-day community job fairs that offer breakout sessions on a variety of employment-related topics for interested attendees.

  • Day in the Life: ACS employee a man of many hats

    Jul 31, 2014

    Many on Fort Rucker might have seen or even visited the installation's Army Community Service employment readiness program manager, but what many might not know is that he's a man who wears many hats.

  • CAC CSM visits Fort Rucker

    Jul 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center command sergeant major visited Fort Rucker July 23 to inform Aviation Soldiers about the future of the NCO corps and spoke to more than 100 Soldiers, including students at Yano Hall and sergeants to command sergeants major at the NCO Academy.

  • Saluting service: 9 retirees honored at ceremony

    Jul 31, 2014

    A retirement ceremony was held July 25 at the Army Aviation Museum that honored nine retirees.

  • Going to the dogs: Dog park offers 4-legged Family fun

    Jul 31, 2014

    Military Families come in all shapes and sizes, and some members even have fur. There are around 700 dogs living in the three Corvias Military Living neighborhoods on post, and the Bark Park that was set up for them six years ago is still one of the best places parents and their four-legged children can go to stretch their legs.

  • Back to school: As summer vacation ends officials emphasize safety

    Jul 31, 2014

    Although not everyone will be happy to return to school and say goodbye to summer vacation Aug. 5, officials stress it is important that everyone -- students, teachers, parents, housing residents and employees -- stay safe when heading to and from facilities this year.

  • Out of Trim: 1-212th take championship

    Jul 31, 2014

    Two of Fort Rucker's top intramural softball teams went head to head to see who would take the title of post champions during a heated match that turned the championship into a double-elimination bout.

  • Lundy promoted to major general

    Jul 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general was promoted to major general during a ceremony July 22 in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • New commissary on track for June

    Jul 24, 2014

    The walls and roof have gone up and the foundation has been poured, but it will still be a bit of a wait before the new commissary on Ruf Avenue will open for customers.

  • Pharmacy reopens inside clinic

    Jul 24, 2014

    It's been more than a year since the pharmacy at Lyster Army Health Clinic relocated to its temporary location, but it has finally made the move back into the clinic to better serve patients with its new, state-of-the-art facility.

  • Air Traffic, Air Space course graduates largest class

    Jul 24, 2014

    One of the newest military occupation specialties in Army Aviation graduated its largest class July 21, signaling new interest in an important role in air traffic control.

  • ACS survey results assess needs of community

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Army Community Service Needs Assessment Survey results are in, and officials say the results were no surprise.

  • Renters beware: Remain vigilant while house hunting

    Jul 24, 2014

    Just about every renter has a story, and many don't end so well. Some renters end up paying for repairs, losing their deposits, running into scams on-line and hashing things out in small claims court. To be sure, landlords have their own horror stories about tenants. But Van Danford, chief of housing, wants to share some expert tips for would-be renters that could prove beneficial in the long run.

  • Lemon Lot offers deals on wheels, boats, more

    Jul 24, 2014

    The hassle and stress of buying and selling big-ticket items can be overwhelming, but Fort Rucker's Lemon Lot helps to alleviate that strain, and may leave patrons with a feeling that is more sweet than sour.

  • No horsing around: Ongoing renovations create riding stables clubhouse

    Jul 24, 2014

    Where a once dilapidated building stood, now stands a freshly renovated symbol of renewal at the Fort Rucker Riding Stables.

  • Roller derby: North Georgia takes down Bollweevil Bruisers

    Jul 24, 2014

    They still skate under wild names, stop opponents with booty blocks and laugh off rink rash, but the local Enterprise roller derby team -- primarily made up of military spouses and active-duty Soldiers -- was ready to rumble July 19 against the North Georgia Roller Girls in a bout at the Enterprise Fun Factory.

  • Lyster staff encourages immunization

    Jul 24, 2014

    Although summer vacation is still in full swing, the Lyster Army Health Clinic Immunization Clinic staff is asking parents to start thinking about their child's immunizations a little earlier this year.

  • SECDEF visits Fort Rucker: 1-on-1 Q&A with Chuck Hagel

    Jul 17, 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the home of Army Aviation July 10 and took time to speak with senior leaders, visit and hold a question-and-answer session with hundreds of Soldiers and discuss the Army Aviation Restructure Initiative.

  • iWATCH promotes awareness effort

    Jul 17, 2014

    When it comes to the safety and security of people on Fort Rucker, law enforcement can only do so much, so one program encourages people to keep a watchful eye for suspicious activity.

  • New school year: Parent, student participation vital to 'fantastic' experience

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Rucker Elementary School officials are ready to welcome students back to school Aug. 5, and even though teachers return July 31 there is much to do before the bells ring to begin class.

  • Veterinary facility reiterates changes

    Jul 17, 2014

    Thank you Fort Rucker Family for allowing us to continue to serve you and your pets. I hope all is well and you all had a great July 4. This letter is to reiterate changes that have been implemented from higher headquarters for all military veterinary treatment facilities that are also affecting the Fort Rucker VTF.

  • Dinner-and-a-movie: Post theater offers something old, new

    Jul 17, 2014

    It has been a little less than a year since the Fort Rucker Post Theater reopened its doors after a complete digital renovation, and theater officials are finding innovative ways to fulfill the needs of the community's movie goers.

  • A horse is a horse but riding stables is one of a kind

    Jul 17, 2014

    Many Army garrisons have conveniently located horse stables with a variety of equestrian services, and while some offer guided trail and pony rides others offer stall and pasture board, but none of them offer the amount of services that Fort Rucker does.

  • Body Mechanics offers retreat from stress

    Jul 17, 2014

    The stress of Army life, whether for Soldiers, Family members or the civilian workforce, can become overwhelming, but Fort Rucker offers a way that people on the installation can pamper themselves and find relief.

  • Great outdoors: Programs keep wounded warriors active

    Jul 17, 2014

    Outdoor recreation has a number of ways for people on the installation to take to the outdoors, and Fort Rucker makes sure that wounded warriors aren't left out when it comes to taking on the wilderness.

  • For Freedom: Wiregrass celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Thousands flocked to Fort Rucker's festival fields from all across the South to celebrate the nation's Independence Day during this year's Wiregrass Freedom Fest July 3.

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