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  • Child care costs to change Armywide

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military Families Armywide will begin seeing changes to their on-post child care fees beginning Oct. 1, according to a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command press release.

  • Maj Gen. Barclay bids Fort Rucker farewell

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Post officials, friends and Family members came out to say goodbye to Maj. Gen. James O. Barclay III, former U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, at a farewell dinner at The Landing Aug. 13.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade conducts pre-deployment training at Fort Rucker

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Tenth Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers travelled from Fort Drum, N.Y., to train for their upcoming deployment using Fort Rucker's Aviation assets.

  • Crutchfield assumes command of USAACE, Fort Rucker

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Returning to the place his Army career started, a new master Aviator took command of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker during a change of command ceremony on Howze Field Aug. 19.

  • Fort Rucker youth football teams get new uniforms, name

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- This fall, members of the youth football teams here trade in their red and white uniforms for Army black and gold.

  • Fort Rucker Families can reduce varmints, strays

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Community members can have an impact in preventing and reducing stray animal and varmint populations here, said post officials.

  • Fort Rucker's The Legends gets a new look

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Post and community leaders donated their time and unit memorabilia to the newly renovated 2,700 square foot meeting and banquet space area at The Landing called the Legends, Aug. 4.

  • Fort Rucker earns sustainable range award

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker is being recognized for its efforts to be an environmentally responsible post as the recipient of the 2010 Sustained Range Program Tier 2 installation award.

  • Fort Rucker schools welcome new principals

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- When walking through school hallways this year, Fort Rucker Elementary and Primary School children will be seeing some new faces. Vicki Gilmer and Debbie Deas recently took over as the school's respective principals.

  • Job seekers visit Fort Rucker

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- More than 1,600 job seekers visited the installation in hopes of gaining employment during Fort Rucker's seventh annual job fair at The Landing Aug. 10.

  • Heat is on--Fort Rucker officials discuss recognizing, preventing injuries

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- August is one of Alabama's hottest months, but work and physical fitness training schedules don't always slow down enough to allow people to avoid the heat.

  • Former Army air traffic controller motivates Fort Rucker students

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A former Army air traffic controller, now a Federal Aviation Administration official, came back here Aug. 6 to visit where his career started three decades ago and to motivate Soldiers in training.

  • Fort Rucker softball 'Flyerettes' heads to military championship

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Ladies softball players from Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., are heading to the United States Specialty Sports Association Military World Tournament in Panama City, Fla., Aug. 20-22.

  • Officials promote fire safety in, outside home

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Negligence is what leads to most fires in and around the home, said post officials.

  • Fort Rucker dog handler, partner return home

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The 6th Military Police Detachment welcomed home two of its own during a redeployment ceremony Aug. 9.

  • AFAP participation improves Fort Rucker quality of life

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Community members are urged to take action in preparation for Fort Rucker's 26th Army Family Action Plan conference Oct. 5-6 at The Landing, installation officials said.

  • Fort Rucker children go back to school--safety first, last, always

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Parents and children should adequately plan and communicate in order to have a safe school year, officials said.

  • Fort Rucker's parking, traffic rules apply to everyone

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Parking and traffic rules apply to everyone living, working or visiting the installation, post officials said.

  • Fort Rucker, USAACE 1st lady says 'goodbye'

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker's first lady bid friends and Family farewell Aug. 2 after two years of dedicated service and volunteerism to the installation community.

  • Upcoming Fort Rucker 'hilly' race may require extra training

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- For both beginner and experienced athletes alike, races offer unique challenges and goals. The annual Hispanic Heritage Month Gate-to-Gate race, scheduled Oct. 2, incorporates one additional daunting aspect: hills.

  • Wiregrass communities support Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker and the surrounding communities have a long history of supporting one another. Post officials describe the Army Community Covenant partnership as a "two-way street" that is mutually beneficial for the local communities and the installation.

  • Fort Rucker boxer competes at national championship

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military spouse Tiffany "Twinkle Toes" Coussens experienced victory and defeat at the USA Boxing National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 11-17.

  • Fort Rucker's Picerne Housing opens 2nd neighborhood center

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Picerne Military Housing staff celebrated the grand opening of their second neighborhood center July 29.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers awarded Air Medal with 'V'

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "We don't go downrange looking for any kind of notoriety," said the Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization director before pinning the Air Medal with "V" device for valorous achievement on two of his Soldiers July 29 at the unit's conference room.

  • Fort Rucker officials honor fallen hero

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Family members and post officials honored the late retired Command Sgt. Maj. Ben Reynolds here July 29 with a plaque and room dedication ceremony. Reynolds, who served here as a drill instructor in 1966 when the post was called Camp Rucker, was killed in a car accident Feb. 9.

  • Silver Wings Golf Course tourney benefits Boys and Girls Club

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Silver Wings Golf Course and Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Alabama staffs host the second annual Tee-Up 4 Kids Golf Classic Aug. 13.

  • Army Aviation school change puts student-pilots 'under one roof'

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Flight school student administration recently underwent significant changes to improve efficiency and help make student-pilots' training here smoother, officials said.

  • Fort Rucker Splash! pool extends evening hours

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Children can swim late into the night during the Splash! pool's Kids After Dark event Aug. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m.

  • Powerlifters pump up for medals at Fort Rucker

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- First-timers took top prizes at the third powerlifting competition at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility July 24.

  • Picerne housing hosts 'dive-in' movie night

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Picerne Military Housing invites residents to its Dive-In Movie Night Aug. 6 at the Bowden Terrace Neighborhood Center pool.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers make a difference helping P.A.S.S. Academy

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- More than 60 members of the Aviation Captains Career Course joined 30 other community members in refreshing sections of Providing Alternative Student Services Academy in Dothan July 24.

  • Fort Rucker NCO, Soldier compete for TRADOC yearly honors

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Being a "well-rounded" Soldier is the only way to be successful at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition, according to the two delegates sent by Fort Rucker.

  • Fort Rucker, Enterprise National Night Out promotes crime awareness

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker and Enterprise city officials invite community members to join them for their first National Night Out to promote crime awareness, Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Enterprise Recreational Park, off Highway 167 North.

  • Fort Rucker officials encourage anti-terrorism awareness

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- August is Army Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month and residents are encouraged to remain vigilant year-round. The Department of the Army implemented the iWatch program Aug. 1 as part of its anti-terrorism initiative.

  • Aviation Captains Career Course students conduct IED exercise

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Members of the Aviation Captains Career Course got acclimated with simulated improvised explosive devices at Silver Wings Golf Course, July 22.

  • New Fort Rucker chapel construction hits halfway point

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Contractors reached the halfway mark in constructing a new, 22,600 square foot, 600-seat chapel on Guthrie Airfield July 22, according to post officials.

  • Fort Rucker students, parents prepare for new school year beginning Aug. 6

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- School starts within the next several weeks for Fort Rucker and Wiregrass area children, and parents should be prudent in making sure their Families are prepared for another school year, officials said.

  • Fort Rucker youth prepare for hunting season with safety class

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Parents can help their children get an early start on hunter safety education this summer with a class July 29 at 1 p.m.

  • Fort Rucker swimmers qualify for state meet

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Swimming against other competitors isn't what motivates most of the Wiregrass Aquatics Club Swim Team to perform at their best: it's competing against themselves. Six Aquatics Club members qualified for the Alabama Recreation Park Association State Meet during the ARPA District Meet July 17, in Eufala, Ala.

  • 'Old Skool' stops 'Shenanigans' -- wins championship for 2nd year

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A double-play in the bottom of the seventh inning of game two ended 'Shenanigans' hopes of a comeback against playoff rivals 'Old Skool' in the double-header final game of the post Intramural Softball championships July 19.

  • Fort Rucker gains 78 DAC security guard jobs

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker is in the process of hiring federal employees to replace installation access-control-point contractor security guard positions.

  • Plans for around-the-clock child care facility in progress at Fort Rucker

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Post officials hope to provide Fort Rucker community members with access to affordable child care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, next summer.

  • MRI facility opens for business at Fort Rucker

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Staff at the installation's new MRI facility welcomed their first patient in mid-July after Lyster Army Health Clinic and Veterans Affairs Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic officials opened the joint facility last month.

  • Fort Rucker's Sgt. Ted E. Bear promotes change initiative

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- While lower Alabama's oppressive heat won't let up any time soon, change is in the air, according to Leading Change Team officials. Warrant Officer Candidate Class 10-20 members painted Sgt. Ted E. Bear to resemble a penguin July 18 to promote the post's ongoing metamorphosis through the Leading Change Initiative.

  • A special breed -- Soldiers 'play with dogs for a living'

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It takes a special breed of Soldier to become a military working dog handler, and the Soldiers of the 6th Military Police Detachment, K-9 section, fit the bill.

  • Fort Rucker chapel promotes children's church, Family learning at carnival

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Chapel of Wings Families enjoyed food, fun and fellowship during the chapel's first Children's Church Family Carnival July 18. Chapel staff hosted the event to "reach new kids and Families" and promote children's church, said Anita Ford, Chapel of Wings director.

  • Picerne opens Bowden Terrace Neighborhood Center at Fort Rucker

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Picerne Military Housing staff celebrates the opening of its second neighborhood center on Fort Rucker, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Beach safety vital to summer fun

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Sun, surf and sand are all part of summer beach fun, but post officials want Families to remain vigilant while enjoying themselves.

  • Animal show opens weeklong AAFES birthday celebration

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Post Exchange kicked off the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's 115th anniversary with a free showing of McClelland's Critters July 15.

  • ATSCOM, 164th TAOG get new commander

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "Freedom's Voice" could be heard saying "Here Am I, Send Me," echoing the mottos of Air Traffic Services Command and 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group, as Soldiers welcomed their new commander here July 8.

  • AUSA honors a Soldier, American patriot, hero at Fort Rucker

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It was his 90th birthday. An expression of curiosity was on retired Col. Seldon Bailey's face when his name was announced, and he walked to the front of the room to take his place next to Col. Timothy Edens, special assistant to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, during the monthly Association of the United States Army meeting at The Landing, July 7.

  • Rockin' Rucker's Talent Show wants you

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Members of the military and local communities are invited to show off their talents for the 2010 U.S. Army Festival of the Arts Competition during auditions Aug. 10-12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Landing ballroom.

  • Fort Rucker climbing wall reopens

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The climbing wall at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility reopened July 1 after installation of a new auto belay system.

  • Fort Rucker DFMWR competition tests area powerlifters' abilities

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker hosts its third powerlifting competition July 24 at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Lyster Clinic Pharmacy decreases wait time

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy's recent improvements and updated services resulted in reducing average patient wait times to four to 12 minutes, officials said.

  • Operation Maverick -- Aviators, Rangers train together

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A now UH-60 Black Hawk student-pilot here was assisted by Aviators while training as an Army Ranger seven years ago. Recently, 1st Lt. Ken Williard returned the favor by providing a "lift" to 6th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

  • Military working dogs: Mission multipliers at Fort Rucker, downrange

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The 6th Military Police Detachment is one of the few deployable units within the garrison. As a deployable unit it accomplishes dual missions in support of the garrison and warfighting efforts.

  • Helping hands - Fort Rucker resources help Families during PCS

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The summer moving season is in full swing, and whether Families are making permanent changes of station to or departing from Fort Rucker, they should take advantage of the free, helpful services offered here, officials said.

  • Fort Rucker EDGE! expands activities for youth

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Teenagers and children can live life on the "EDGE!" through an expanding youth program here.

  • Lyster Clinic's 'got your back' at Fort Rucker

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A former CH-47 Chinook pilot recently returned to the home of Army Aviation, not to fly, but to help ease active-duty Soldiers' back, neck and hip pain, and improve their quality of life.

  • New commander arrives for 'Above and Beyond' Battalion

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Soldiers of "Above and Beyond" 2nd Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment welcomed their new commander during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum July 10.

  • AAFES celebrates 115th birthday - offers Fort Rucker freebies, deals

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As the Army and Air Force Exchange Service readies to mark 115 years of service and support to America's military, the Fort Rucker post exchange's mission remains the same: provide quality goods and services at competitively low prices and generate earnings to support services programs.

  • Apache Downtime Short Due to Depot's "Immediate" Response

    Jul 13, 2010

    CCAD Rotor Head Division artisans answered a hot request within hours from Ft. Rucker aviation maintenance concerning damage to an AH-64D Apache Main Rotor Head. The normal cycle is several days.

  • Slideshow: Day 1 2010 TRADOC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition

    Jul 12, 2010

    The 2010 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition began today at Fort Eustis, Va. In Day One, the competitors performed urban orienteering exercises, conducted warrior tasks and battle drills, taught combatives and negotiated an obstacle course. To learn more about the competitors, go to http://bit.ly/NCOSOY2010

  • Intramural sports, SKIES offer summer fun at Fort Rucker

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Intramural softball may be winding down, but that does not mean there isn't sports action happening on post.

  • Fort Rucker MPs, community police enforce same rules

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Those who work, live or play on Fort Rucker should know military and community police have the same level of authority.

  • Fort Rucker Canines' nose power helps keep peace

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- To the Army, they're just more instruments that help save lives and keep the peace. But to the Soldiers who work with them, these instruments are partners - with four feet, a keen sense of smell and sharp teeth - and according to Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Timmins, 6th Military Police Detachment's K-9 Section Kennel Master, they wouldn't trade their military working dogs for anything.

  • Fort Rucker Job Fair gets businesses, job seekers together

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Job Fair gets job seekers and employers together Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Landing.

  • 'Step' into Fort Rucker Hispanic Heritage Month with dance competition

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Area dancers can strut to the beats of tangos, salsas and mambos in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2010 during a Hispanic dance competition and cultural parade this fall.

  • Fort Rucker HIRED! apprenticeship program grows

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The year-old HIRED! apprenticeship program has grown from two teenage members in June 2009 to the current group of 18.

  • More than 26,000 enjoy Fort Rucker Freedom Fest

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- For some, Fort Rucker's Freedom Fest is an annual tradition. For others, July 3 was their first time celebrating the nation's birthday here. Freedom Fest was held on the Fort Rucker festival grounds for the second consecutive year, and attended by more than 26,000 people, according to Emily Klein, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation special events coordinator.

  • EFMP requires updates - deadline approaches

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers caring for Exceptional Family Member Program relatives who have not updated their records in the past three years must complete this process by July 16, according to Lyster Army Health Clinic staff.

  • Fitness facility classes diversify workouts

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- For some, "CSI" is a favorite television show. For Fort Rucker athletes, however, it stands for Cardiovascular Strength Intervals - a fun class that helps them get or stay in shape.

  • Preserving history -- cemeteries link Fort Rucker to pre-Civil War history

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Before Fort Rucker became an Army Aviation training post, it was home to small pre-Civil War farms and plantations. Part of that history is linked to four cemeteries located within the post's boundaries. The cemeteries are reminiscent of the early pioneer settlers who moved into Southeast Alabama.

  • Fort Rucker military spouse wins Golden Gloves

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military spouse Tiffany "Twinkle Toes" Coussens is one step closer to realizing her dream of competing in the 2012 Olympics after winning the Women's National Golden Gloves in Hollywood, Fla., last month.

  • AKO security changes block access for some; users urged to take action

    Jul 8, 2010

    A recent series of beind-the-scenes security changes at Army Knowledge Online has caused some users to no longer be able to access the web-based portal.

  • Vice chief asks Soldiers to participate in Army STARRS

    Jul 6, 2010

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, strongly urges Soldiers to participate in a study that will help the service learn more about the causes of suicide and improve prevention efforts.

  • Soldiers 'unleash the chaos' for Independence Day

    Jul 6, 2010

    Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, celebrate the Fourth of July by throwing chemical lights into the air to take the place of fireworks during an Independence Day celebration in Baghdad, July 4.

  • 1-1 CAB aircraft help Iraqi Air Force expand mission capabilities

    Jul 5, 2010

    The transition of U.S. forces out of Iraq still requires hands-on guidance for the Iraqi Security Forces. Working with the Iraqi Air Force is just one of the ongoing missions that have Task Force 12 doing just that.

  • TF Gunslinger, engineers refresh AGI skills

    Jul 4, 2010

    The pilots of Company C, "Whiskey," 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Gunslinger, conducted air ground integration training with the engineers of Co. E "Dawg," 1st Bn., 64th Armor Regt., TF Rogue's, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, June 6.

  • Servicemembers become citizens during Fourth of July ceremony in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2010

    One hundred fifty-six service members from 56 different countries recited the Oath of Citizenship in the rotunda of Al Faw Palace and marked the Fourth of July as the day they became American citizens.

  • U.S. Army, Iraqi Air Force pilots conduct historic joint mission

    Jul 3, 2010

    The air was clear over Contingency Operating Base Basra June 27, 2010, as the Iraqi commanders of the Basra Air Base and the 70th Squadron prepped their CH 2000 reconnaissance airplane for a first-ever joint mission with U.S. AH-64 Apaches.

  • Before Freedom Fest, celebrate July 4 poolside

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff invite Fort Rucker Soldiers and Families to begin their Independence Day weekend celebrations poolside July 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Splash! located behind The Landing.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers give back to local community

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and civilians turned wrenches, tightened screws and performed heavy lifting to construct new playground equipment at Westgate Park in Dothan, June 26.

  • 'Old Skool' ready for intramural softball playoffs

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "Skool" was in session June 24 and the intramural softball team 10 Guys One Cup from D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, didn't make the grade.

  • Piper Cub Club -- Army Aviation honors 'Originals' at Fort Rucker

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Post officials honored the "Originals" of the Piper Cub Club with a plaque dedication ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 25.

  • Parcours Lake renovations designed to improve fishing

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fishers looking to castoff at Parcours Lake may find the situation drier than usual due to a large-scale renovation project. Issues with the lake's depth prompted the renovations - currently scheduled to be completed by Oct. 1, according to Charles Mayo, fish and wildlife administrator here.

  • Warrant officers receive mobile training-no travel required

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A new Mobile Training Team allows some Aviation Warrant Officer Advanced Course students to participate in training from their home stations instead of traveling to attend the course here.

  • International Liaison Office moves to new building

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- U.S. and international officials celebrated the opening of the new Liaison Office with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 23.

  • Fort Rucker military working dogs, handlers leave for Afghanistan

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Two 6th Military Police Detachment military working dog handlers and their canine partners departed Fort Rucker for Fort Benning, Ga., June 25 in preparation for a yearlong Afghanistan deployment.

  • Freedom Fest features food, fun, fireworks July 3

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - The installation hosts its annual Independence Day celebration, Freedom Fest, July 3 from 4-10 p.m.

  • Freedom Fest July 3 -- safety, patience keys to good time

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker officials would like everyone to have fun at this year's Freedom Fest, but also would like to make sure the event is conducted in the interest of public safety and security.

  • Freedom Fest field of flags honors fallen servicemembers

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A field of 430 small American flags will adorn a section of the Fort Rucker Andrews Avenue Festival Fields at this year's Freedom Fest July 3. The new "Freedom isn't Free" display is a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by Alabama and northwest Florida Soldiers and Families since Sept. 11, 2001, according to Beth Gunter, Survivor Outreach Services financial counselor.

  • Fort Rucker Soldier's dance helps raise funds

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Col. Anthony Krogh burned up the dance floor with his partner and dance teacher Marta Trevathan at the inaugural "Dancing with the Stars Dothan Style" June 26 at Covenant United Methodist Church in Dothan. The charity event, organized by the Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership, raised $13,000 to promote awareness of substance abuse issues through education and public service.

  • Aviation Family flies together at Fort Rucker

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As a third generation military Aviator, it's always been CW3 Josh Meyers' dream to fly with his father, John. The duo finally shared time in the sky this spring when they flew together in a UH-60 Black Hawk here.

  • New 23rd FTS commander 'prepared to tackle challenges'

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Members of the U.S. Air Force 23rd Flying Training Squadron welcomed their new commander, Lt. Col. Stephen R. Moyes, during a change of command ceremony June 23 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Fort Rucker welcomes new garrison commander

    Jun 30, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Col. James A. Muskopf took command of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Rucker during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 28.

  • Iraqi Air Force, Iraqi Army form relationship

    Jun 26, 2010

    While the concept of Iraqi partnership centers around the many projects, missions, and events involving U.S. Forces and Iraqi Security Forces, there is another layer to developing relationships that is becoming stronger - the partnership between the various ISF elements themselves.

  • USAG-Fort Rucker commander bids post farewell

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- I want to take this opportunity to share a few thoughts before I change command on June 28. The last two years have gone by quickly and I am truly blessed to have been a part of the Fort Rucker community. As you can imagine, it has been a tremendous honor for me to command such a great garrison.

  • Fort Rucker athletes compete in 3-sport race

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Flight school student William Eggers bested more than 130 other racers during the June 19 Sgt. Audie Murphy Triathlon, completing the three-sport event in 56 minutes, 46.2 seconds.

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