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  • 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 26, 2010

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  • TRADOC Leader Promotes Education, Innovation

    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.

  • CAC Commander Visits Fort Rucker

    May 21, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, visited Fort Rucker May 12-14 to participate in an Army forum, and interact with Soldiers at the Warrant Office Career College and around the installation.

  • Race Aids Fort Rucker's 10-miler Team Selection

    May 21, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Humidity and hills challenged Fort Rucker Soldiers and runners during the annual Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Army 10-miler run-off and relay May 15.

  • Veterans Celebrate Biennial Reunion

    May 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence community welcomed members of the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion (Delta) this past weekend to celebrate their biennial reunion here.

  • USAACE deputy commanding general bids farewell

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Brig. Gen. Kelly J. Thomas and his wife, Sue, bid the installation community farewell May 10 during a luncheon at The Landing and an Honor Eagle ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Fort Rucker spouses garner new "tools" for toolboxes

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military spouses - the men and women who support their servicemembers and the nation behind the scenes - received recognition here May 7 during the annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • Fort Rucker SKIES offers fun, teaches skills to youth

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program offers a variety of instructional sports and arts classes during the summer.

  • Stand down educates, reminds Fort Rucker Soldiers about safety

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Hundreds of 110th Aviation Brigade Soldiers participated in a biannual safety stand down day May 10 to learn how to maintain a ready and working force.

  • Pilates -- World War I therapy becomes popular pastime

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Pilates originated in England as a rehabilitation exercise for wounded World War I Soldiers. Servicemembers and their Families still participate in the same routines invented by Joseph Pilates almost 100 years ago to improve fitness and garner health benefits.

  • Fort Rucker riders rev engines for motorcycle safety awareness

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The roar of motorcycle engines filled the early-morning air May 10 as a crowd of nearly 200 motorcycle riders and enthusiasts gathered outside the headquarters building. They came to kick off Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month with an inspection and a group ride to and from Panama City, Fla.

  • DFMWR kicks off summer with Family fun at Lake Fest May 29

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Summer is almost upon us and it's time for Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff to host its annual Lake Fest celebration May 29.

  • 'Inbound Hot' memorializes fallen pilots

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Thirty-five fallen 'warriors' were remembered May 10 with the dedication of "Inbound Hot," a painting created in memory of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior pilots killed while serving since 2004.

  • Fort Rucker Jail-a-thon raises money for AER fund

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The 6th Military Police Detachment had its hands and "jail" full May 6. More than 100 people were "arrested" on various charges for the 2010 Army Emergency Relief Jail-A-Thon, according to Staff Sgt. Cory Morrell.

  • Free training better equips Fort Rucker Families

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army spouses and civilians learned potentially life-saving skills during a free cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid training session April 30 at Bldg. 3705.

  • Fort Rucker Blue Hawks baseball squad falls to Abbeville

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- For Coach James Montez and his Dixie Minor team, the Fort Rucker Blue Hawks, baseball is all about the fundamentals. Those fundamentals were tested May 10 against the Abbeville Braves at Fort Rucker.

  • Army Aviation honors its own in Florida

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army Aviation honored two of its own during a UH-1 Huey dedication ceremony May 5 at Northwest Florida Regional Airport. The tribute honored the late CW4s Michael J. Novosel Sr. and Jr., who left indelible examples for today's Aviators to follow.

  • 597th Maint. Co. deploys to Iraq

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As the sun peaked over the top of 597th Maintenance Company's building at Knox Army Heliport the morning of May 11, eight Soldiers prepared for a six-month deployment to Iraq.

  • 4th CAB fine tunes for Afghan deployment

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The 4th Combat Aviation Brigade "Iron Eagles" from Fort Hood, Texas, know a lot about preparation. The unit sent 233 of its more than 3,000 members to Fort Rucker for a weeklong Aviation Training Exercise May 3-7.

  • Zumba: Dance your way to better health

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Although Zumba, a Latin dance workout, began in the mid 1990s, it just recently made its way to Fort Rucker.

  • Lyster Clinic event focuses on women's health awareness

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Next week is National Women's Health Week, and post officials urge females to set aside time to take care of themselves to help prevent or ease medical problems.

  • Command recognizes Fort Rucker volunteers

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Fort Rucker thanked its 1,334 volunteers during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon May 3.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers, students beautify Northview campus

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Gloomy weather couldn't stop a group of determined Soldiers and students at Northview High School in Dothan May 1. After being postponed for a week due to heavy rain, a group of warrant officers from Fort Rucker and the Student Government Association of Northview High School got to work beautifying the campus as part of the Spirit of Service project.

  • Celebrate moms through Fort Rucker activities

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff offer several on-post opportunities to treat moms during Mother's Day May 9.

  • Fort Rucker international community celebrates Queen's Day

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The various international communities of Fort Rucker joined together in celebration April 30 at the Dale County Council of Arts and Humanities in Ozark to celebrate "Queen's Day," the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.

  • Federal employees' health benefits change

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Significant changes in federal employees' health benefits plans begin next year. The changes have to do with health insurance reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama March 23.

  • Fort Rucker students D.A.R.E. to say no to peer pressure

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Seventy-eight Fort Rucker Elementary School fifth graders graduated May 4 from a 10-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education course where they learned how to say "no" to drug, alcohol and tobacco use.

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