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  • '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.

  • Summer Reading Program in full swing at Center Library

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Summer Reading Program at the Center Library provides military children a way to inspire their imaginations.

  • Card, program aids Fort Rucker SOS Families

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- After servicemembers' untimely deaths, officials here want their surviving relatives to know they are still part of the military Family.

  • USO Sesame Street tour visits post

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Cookie Monster, Rosita, Zoe, Grover and Elmo entertained the crowd of nearly 850 installation Families with songs about coping with deployments and how to make music using everyday objects.

  • Fort Rucker Neighborhood Center opens during holiday weekend

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In addition to the sweet treats provided in the neighborhood management offices, on-post residents have one more treat to add to their list about living on Fort Rucker - the Bowden Terrace Neighborhood Center and pool.

  • New commander leads 'Squared Away' battalion

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lt. Col. Darren M. Flowers became the "Squared Away" 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation June 23.

  • New commander leads Fort Rucker's USAAMC team

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- U.S. Army Aeromedical Center Soldiers and civilians welcomed their new commander, Col. Patrick N. Denman, during a change of command ceremony June 17 on Howze Field.

  • Post observes National Safe Driver Month

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Even though June is National Safe Driver Month, installation officials said caution should be a year-round concern for all drivers.

  • National Guardsman earns Order of St. Michael

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A California National Guard flight surgeon traveled cross-country to Army Aviation's home to accept the Order of Saint Michael award June 8.

  • Fitness Facility's Cardio Challenge pushes limits

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- About a dozen people earned a grand prize at the quarterly Cardio Fitness Challenge at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility June 16 - a sense of accomplishment.

  • AUSA celebrates Army birthday, inducts new officers

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The youngest and oldest Soldiers present at a June 16 cake cutting helped the installation celebrate the Army's 235th birthday.

  • Warrant Officer Summit addresses 'legacy'

    Jun 17, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Jon L. Trost discussed the Army's Warrant Officer program's future at the inaugural Warrant Officer Summit, June 9.

  • Fort Rucker voting assistance officers aid Soldiers

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Though some states' primary elections have already occurred, Soldiers and Families wishing to vote in states' pending elections may contact voting assistance officers here for questions regarding voting, registration and absentee ballots.

  • Spotting suspicious activities helps community

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Knowing how to spot suspicious or out-of-the-ordinary activities is essential to helping protect the post community, according to Fort Rucker's Installation Anti-Terrorism Officer.

  • Soldier Show 27.0 -- entertainment for Soldiers, by Soldiers

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "For the Soldier, by the Soldier" is the U.S. Army Soldier Show's motto, and a cast of 22 performers entertained more than 1,500 peers, Families and community residents during the annual Broadway-style productions at the Post Theater June 10-12.

  • 'Guns' misfire against Hedgehogs in intramural softball

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- After a slow start, B Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment Hedgehogs defeated 6th Military Police Detachment Guns and Hoses 16-5 in an intramural softball game June 10.

  • Enterprise High School 'more than expected'

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- This August, students attending Enterprise High School have a new place to call "home." The new, 520,000- square-foot facility is nearing completion at the corner of Main Street and Boll Weevil Circle and is scheduled to be ready for the first day of school, Aug. 23.

  • Fort Rucker firefighter receives prestigious award

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Spc. Josh Seligman said he didn't become a firefighter to win awards, even though he was recently named the Army's 2009 Military Firefighter of the Year.

  • Father's Day Activities offer something for entire Family

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff offer several on-post opportunities to treat dads during Father's Day this June 20.

  • Fort Rucker community bikers ride for faith, fun

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Community bikers bonded together over faith and motorcycles during the post chapel's first fellowship ride June 5.

  • 1st Bn., 13th Avn. Regt. welcomes new commander

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "Swift and Deadly" Soldiers welcomed a new commander, Lt. Col. Darren Cox, during a change of command ceremony June 15 at Howze Field.

  • Future aviators learn to fly CH-47F models at Fort Rucker

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Knox Army Heliport is now home to three new CH-47F Chinooks.

  • Fort Rucker boxer competes at Women's National Golden Gloves

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 132 pounds, amateur female boxer Tiffany "Twinkle Toes" Coussens competes in the Women's National Golden Gloves in Hollywood, Fla., that take place June 15-19.

  • Fort Rucker youth baseball -- Giant Smurfs fall to Heat

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Giant Smurfs attempted to cool off the Fort Rucker Heat in the first Fort Rucker Youth Sports Baseball Challenge tournament at Field 1 June 4 and 5, but wound up getting burned.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers sweep Combined Arms Center awards

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Soldiers from Fort Rucker swept the Combined Arms Center Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year awards.

  • Sesame Street Experience tour makes stop at Fort Rucker

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families, a free traveling USO show based on Sesame Workshop's award winning Talk, Listen, Connect initiative performs at the Post Theater June 16 at 2 and 6 p.m. and June 17 at 2 p.m.

  • USAACE 'Early Bird' units receive honors for retention efforts

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Officials recognized post units who excelled in the Army Retention Program during an annual awards luncheon at The Landing June 3.

  • USAACE, Fort Rucker Leading Change Team continues to chart course for future

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker Leading Change Team met May 19 to finalize the team's vision statement and strategic initiatives that lay the groundwork for future change endeavors.

  • Fort Rucker DFMWR, Red Cross offer GuardStart to train tomorrow's lifeguards

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Children and teens interested in becoming lifeguards may start training now. Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff recently partnered with the American Red Cross for a GuardStart program to instruct potential lifeguards.

  • FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic and Veterans Affairs Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic staf

    Jun 10, 2010

  • Lyster Clinic, VA open new diagnostic facilities at Fort Rucker

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic and Veterans Affairs Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic staff celebrated the grand opening of joint MRI and CT scan facilities June 7 at LAHC's Rm. V-130. The two, state-of-the-art, facilities offer active-duty Soldiers, their Families and veterans medical screenings previously unavailable on post, said LAHC Commander Col. Yolanda Ruiz-Isales.

  • Promotion part of welcome home for 597th Maintenance

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- When Spc. Brandon Littierre returned home from a six-month Middle East deployment May 30, he planned to spend time with his wife of five years, Jennifer, and their two children, Elijah, 4, and Chyanne, 3. Instead, he found himself getting a few new responsibilities after he was promoted to sergeant by 597th Maintenance Company Commander Maj. Jack Stewart at Knox Army Heliport June 3.

  • Army tests new tactical vehicle

    Jun 10, 2010

  • Webmail 2 brings major improvements to AKO e-mail

    Jun 8, 2010

    Members of the Defense community who use Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online webmail now have better ways to communicate online. A new interface, "Webmail 2," upgrades AKO secure e-mail messaging with improved calendar and task functions, enhanced address book access, and one gigabyte of mailbox storage for common access card users.

  • Aviation armaments conference sparks technology collaboration

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - More than 25 distinct technologies from Picatinny Arsenal were showcased at the 2010 Joint Service Aviation Armaments Conference May 25-26 that included attendees from both the Army and Navy.

  • School's out -- Local authorities urge caution during summer months

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- School's out for the summer and children are more active in the local community. Authorities urge residents and visitors to be mindful of their surroundings and keep safety in mind whether they are driving or walking on post.

  • Soldiers, Families build 'Strong Bodies' at DFMWR fitness class

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and Families here can build "Strong Bodies" through fitness classes held at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Revised Fort Rucker regulation governs post roadways

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Directorate of Public Safety officials recently announced revisions to the regulation that governs the installation's roadways, which they recommend Fort Rucker community members read and heed.

  • Youth baseball -- Pythons squeeze Cardinals

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Back-to-back homeruns in the fourth inning sealed a 12-6 victory for the Fort Rucker Blue Pythons over the Fort Rucker Cardinals here May 27.

  • Fort Rucker, local communities honor veterans, fallen Soldiers

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers, veterans and civilians gathered at Veterans Park here May 31 during the post's annual Memorial Day observance to honor those who gave their lives in service to the country.

  • Post community kicks off summer at annual Lake Fest

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Roughly 1,500 Fort Rucker and Wiregrass communities' members began their summer fun at the annual Lake Fest celebration May 29 at Lake Tholocco's West Beach.

  • Hurricane season starts - officials urge community preparation for severe weather

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Hurricane season officially began June 1, and Fort Rucker officials want installation community members to be prepared in case of severe weather.

  • Fort Rucker free performances support Army Family Covenant

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Three free Soldiers and Families' performances, provided by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, support of the Army Family Covenant, according to DFMWR staff.

  • NCO Academy commandant retires after 25 years

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers often have various ideas of what makes good leaders. For Command Sgt. Maj. Marlin Smith, career success came from taking initiative in every job he's held during more than 25 years in the Army.

  • Sgt. Audie Murphy Club inducts NCO

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Noncommissioned Officer Academy operations branch first sergeant was inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during a brief ceremony May 20 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Community celebrates Asian-Pacific American heritage

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Representatives from many Asian-Pacific countries shared their cultures with each other and the Fort Rucker community at a luncheon at The Landing May 27.

  • 12th CAB Remembers Fallen

    Jun 3, 2010

    Service members from units across COB Adder paid their respects to veterans, past and present, at the Memorial Day Ceremony held May 31. The 12thCombat Aviation Brigade supported the ceremony with a helicopter flyover.

  • Fort Rucker DFMWR Web Trac 'streamlines' services for Families

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker community now has a faster, more convenient, way to sign up for activities.

  • Army deems Fort Rucker unit 'superior'

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- First Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment Soldiers received the prestigious Department of the Army Superior Unit Award during a ceremony May 14 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Fort Rucker 'Spartans' earns 8th flight safety award

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In recognition of its outstanding safety record, the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment 'Spartans' received its eighth Order of the Daedalians, Lt. Gen. Allen M. Burdett Jr. Army Aviation Flight Safety Award May 18.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers, teens play paintball during BOSS event

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members and Fort Rucker teenagers splatted each other a variety of bright colors during BOSS's 'Dodge the Paint' May 22.

  • NOAA certifies Fort Rucker 'StormReady'

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Hurricane season hits June 1 and Fort Rucker is "StormReady."

  • Army community remembers fallen Soldier

    May 28, 2010

    CARLISLE BARRACKS, CARLISLE, Pa. - Soldiers, Families, friends and Department of the Army civilians around the service remembered Col. John M. McHugh, who died May 18 in Afghanistan while assigned to the U.S. Army Battle Command Training Program as commander of Operations Group A, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Fort Rucker Lemon Lot moves down the road

    May 28, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and residents looking for sweet deals on used vehicles from the local Lemon Lot now have to look to a little further down Andrews Avenue.

  • Fort Rucker garrison works to improve customer service

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- To better serve its customers, U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Rucker members began developing an Integrated Strategic Sustainability Plan during a workshop May 11-14 at Kelly Hall.

  • Soldiers improve physical fitness with F.A.S.T.

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers seeking 'F.A.S.T' workouts to gain cardiovascular endurance and strength have inexpensive training sessions available to them at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Fort Rucker Families 'stay in shape, have fun'

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation treated Commissary patrons to a Family Fun Fitness Festival May 21-23.

  • Fort Rucker DPTMS receives Exemplary Practice Award

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security's Training Division received an Army Communities of Excellence Exemplary Practice Award May 4.

  • Partners in community -- Daleville salutes Fort Rucker Spartans

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Daleville Senior Warhawks offered their partnership unit, 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, some tough competition May 22 at Culpepper Field in Daleville.

  • 'Instinct,' quick thinking earns Fort Rucker Aviator safety award

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Split-second decisions a Kiowa Warrior pilot made last year that minimized a dangerous aircraft incident and saved two lives earned him a U.S. Army Broken Wing Award.

  • Fort Rucker AER campaign raises $137,000

    May 27, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Three months of fundraising events proved successful for the Army Emergency Relief fund as this year's annual campaign raised $137,019.82 between March 1 and May 15.

  • NTC ideal for 4-3 ACR helicopter training

    May 27, 2010

    4th Squadron, 3rd ACR trains with helicopters at the U.S. National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Heavy Company rescues downed pilot at NTC

    May 27, 2010

    Heavy company conducts training exercise to rescue simulated downed helicopter pilot.

  • ISF, US forces cooperate to recover downed aircraft

    May 27, 2010

    With the increase in partnership missions and training between United States Forces - Iraq and the various elements of the Iraqi Security Forces, a recent event showed just how well the ISF have developed their capabilities and how far they have progressed.

  • Lobos' support company keeps 25th CAB moving

    May 27, 2010

    The Soldiers of Headquarters and Support Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, Task Force Lobos, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, keep aviation moving at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, as one of the larger companies in TF Lobos, the "Terminators" are responsible for moving, and tracking equipment and personnel, maintaining the vehicles that keep helicopters armed and fueled, and ensuring Soldiers are healthy and fed, all critical missions to sustain the brigade's combat power.

  • Tripartite mission denies violent extremists support zones, safe haven

    May 27, 2010

    The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, TF Hammerhead; 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, TF Diamond Head; and 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, TF Lightning Horse, supported a tripartite force during Operation Chelan III, April 24, consisting of 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, Diyala Iraqi Police; and 3rd Peshmerga Brigade Soldiers, and their U.S. counterparts, during an air assault into the Lake Hamrin region, near Jalula, Iraq, in Salah ad-Din province, to deny violent extremist networks logistical areas to stage attacks against the Iraqi people.

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    May 21, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - One of the Army's top commanding generals visited the Fort Rucker community last week to promote Army resiliency, technology, education and more.

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