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  • Military Saves Week: Counselors help Soldiers make most of money

    Feb 20, 2014

    For the past couple of years, there has been a bit of discussion in the media about how Americans are not saving much money.

  • Lyster makes exceptional Family member processing user friendly

    Feb 20, 2014

    Soldiers coming to Lyster Army Health Clinic to obtain signatures on their Exceptional Family Member Program paperwork for in or out processing can now look forward to a smoother process.

  • Iron Aviator: Soldiers compete for coveted title

    Feb 20, 2014

    The sun hadn't yet melted the frost that gripped the installation, but students of the Aviation Captains Career Course were up early to compete for one of Fort Rucker's most coveted titles.

  • Youth sports seeks coaches

    Feb 20, 2014

    The youth sports program on Fort Rucker offers children an outlet for competition and the opportunity to learn valuable life lessons, but the program wouldn't have legs to stand on if it weren't for one of its fundamental assets -- volunteer coaches.

  • Aviation leaders target future, sustainment

    Feb 13, 2014

    More than 150 senior leaders returned to the home of Army Aviation at Fort Rucker Feb. 3-6 to chart the Branch's future.

  • AAAA issues top honors to Aviation units, people

    Feb 13, 2014

    Hundreds came together at the U.S Army Aviation Museum during the Senior Leaders' Dinner to honor Army Aviation Soldiers receiving recognition during the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America National Function Awards ceremony Feb. 5.

  • Gold Star Families: Fort Rucker hosts survivors for tour

    Feb 13, 2014

    Most of the time, flight students are the ones receiving simulator briefs, but on Feb. 8, 19 Families were honored when they received private Warrior Hall tours as part of a celebration to recognize Gold Star Families from the region -- a designation given to spouses, parents and other relatives of fallen service members.

  • Post mail carriers strive on

    Feb 13, 2014

    Nearly half the day was gone, but the postal clerks at the Fort Rucker Postal Center were not nearly finished completing inspections and putting postage on mail of the nearly 400 envelopes and magazines that were waiting for their attention Feb. 6.

  • Program offers child care, career opportunity

    Feb 13, 2014

    For busy and working Families, Fort Rucker's Family Child Care program offers a way for parents to find quality child care providers who welcome children into their homes, and also a career opportunity for those looking for a job.

  • Students learn importance of exercise, diet, oral hygiene

    Feb 13, 2014

    Often in this growing age of technology and fast food, children as young as 3 are becoming obese.

  • Heart Health: Small steps now stave off future problems

    Feb 13, 2014

    Even though February is the shortest of all the months, it's still enough time to make some big improvements to your heart health.

  • Gym Rat: Program offers motivation, T-shirts, healthy lifestyle

    Feb 13, 2014

    Many people say that the hardest part about working out is finding the motivation to get up and do it, but a new, free program is trying to help by providing a little push to help get in shape.

  • Bragging rights: 1-145th wins battalion football tournament

    Feb 13, 2014

    Although football season is officially over, four battalions went head-to-head over the course of three days and fought to be named the Army Sports Program Battalion Football Tournament champion on Fort Rucker.

  • Instructor pilot earns Broken Wing Award

    Feb 6, 2014

    As a flight crew flew a routine mission overseas, a loud bang was heard and the Black Hawk flown by one of Fort Rucker's own began to shake violently as it started to drop out of the sky, but an extraordinary Aviator's actions saved the lives of himself and three others, earning him an award that's rarity is matched only by his heroic actions.

  • Fort Rucker event honors African-American heritage

    Feb 6, 2014

    The Army considers the diversity within its ranks a strength, and Fort Rucker recognized the contributions and accomplishments of its African-American members during the African-American History kickoff event at the post exchange Jan. 31.

  • Tax center opens, offers free service

    Feb 6, 2014

    Death and taxes are said by some to be the only two guarantees in life, and while Fort Rucker can't aid people on their quest for immortality, the installation does have a way for Soldiers and Family members to get their taxes done professionally -- for free.

  • How to market your most important product -- yourself

    Feb 6, 2014

    Have you bought a new car lately? If so, you may have fond memories of being bombarded by salespeople wanting to help you select a vehicle. There's even a good possibility that you just went to look, but still ended up driving a new vehicle home.

  • Soldiers visit veterans in Tuskegee

    Feb 6, 2014

    From sergeants major to young NCOs, a group of Fort Rucker Soldiers went the extra mile Jan. 31 to make sure a group of veterans had a little extra to get them through the weekend -- by lending a helping hand and providing a listening ear.

  • Program connects Soldiers, helps prevent assaults

    Feb 6, 2014

    Better Empowered Soldiers Today seeks to empower participants through opportunities to connect Soldiers and make them feel more in control of their lives, which program developers hope will help reduce sexual assault and harassment on the installation.

  • Valentine's Day: Something for everyone

    Feb 6, 2014

    Celebrating Valentine's Day isn't just for newlyweds, shy high school students and new couples in the mushy stage of love -- everyone can board the love train because Fort Rucker has numerous activities planned for everyone in love, whether that love is for mom and dad, husband and wife, or friends.

  • Dermatology consult services coming to Lyster

    Feb 6, 2014

    In an effort to improve the patient experience, Lyster Army Health Clinic will soon offer dermatology consults.

  • Fort Rucker fitness centers offer motivational run, walk program

    Feb 6, 2014

    Of the many fitness programs offered on post, one free program that has been around for a while is just starting to pick up traction.

  • Aviators benefit from cockpit trainers

    Jan 31, 2014

    Fort Rucker has many tools to help Soldiers get their boots off the ground, but there is one thing that student pilots can never do enough of -- practice, and that is something officials believe is key to flying above the rest.

  • Primary school lesson benefits local shelters

    Jan 31, 2014

    Faculty members at the Fort Rucker Primary school made sure that children were able to celebrate their 100th day in session with service and learning.

  • Teacher turns personal experiences into lessons

    Jan 31, 2014

    Children pour into the classroom as the bell rings and prepare to take on the day, but one teacher has prepared her entire life to do what she loves most -- teach.

  • Fort Rucker honors 11 retirees

    Jan 31, 2014

    The quarterly retirement ceremony took place Jan. 24 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum where friends and Family gathered to honor nine Soldiers and two civilians who served the United States with distinction.

  • History: If walls could talk, the tales they'd tell

    Jan 31, 2014

    Many types of people have called Fort Rucker home through the years, giving the area a rich heritage blended from all walks of life, from Native Americans to early settlers to prisoners of war. If the walls in the buildings that still stand here could communicate what they have seen, they might tell those listening many remarkable tales.

  • Clinic earns $1.25 million by patients returning survey

    Jan 31, 2014

    Patients at Lyster Army Health Clinic, who have been filling out and returning their Army Provider Level Satisfaction Surveys, earned the clinic $1.25 million in fiscal year 2013.

  • It counts: Intramural basketball tips off

    Jan 31, 2014

    Preseason is over and two teams took to the court to tip-off the 2014 Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball season.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates MLK legacy

    Jan 23, 2014

    There once was a voice of freedom that called out for justice using nonviolence, but all too soon that voice that shared a message of having courage in the face of opposition and love when experiencing hate, was snuffed out.

  • New lab improves patient flow

    Jan 23, 2014

    A project 10 years in the making, Lyster Army Health Clinic welcomed an updated addition to its facility that will better serve patrons and manage patient flow more efficiently.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates African American History Month

    Jan 23, 2014

    Although Martin Luther King Jr. Day has come and gone, Dr. King's legacy and teachings live on through February during African American History Month, and Fort Rucker will honor that history with events planned throughout the month.

  • Day in the life: Firefighters prepare for worst, hope for best

    Jan 23, 2014

    Some men and women face firefights and some literally fight fires, but one man whose day begins and ends with thoughts that he might have to face smoke and flames at any minute, says that's what gets his blood pumping the most.

  • Program promotes cultural exchange

    Jan 23, 2014

    For those seeking to expand their knowledge of the world, the International Military Student Office offers people an opportunity to experience different cultures without leaving the United States or even the Wiregrass by sponsoring an international student.

  • Fort Rucker dedicates cabins to CABs

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Rucker showed a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T to 21 combat Aviation brigades when it renamed the Lake Tholocco lodging cabins after them.

  • Center wants teens to 'Get a Clue'

    Jan 23, 2014

    For wanna-be detectives who look up to characters such as Sherlock Holmes and the Scooby-Doo gang, the youth center offers teens an opportunity to show off their teamwork and sleuthing skills, without the danger of being chased off by a headless snow monster or Redbeard's ghost, or being called a meddling kid.

  • Travel tips, reimbursement reminders for medical travel

    Jan 23, 2014

    Patients referred for medical care outside a 100-mile radius of Lyster Army Health Clinic may be reimbursed for their travel expenses when proper documentation is turned into the managed care office.

  • Lay Down takes out Warriors

    Jan 23, 2014

    Two teams went head-to-head on the court at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center Jan .21 during a 2014 Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball preseason game.

  • Regular eye exams can help detect early signs of vision loss

    Jan 23, 2014

    Today, about 2.7 million people are living with glaucoma, an eye disease that limits vision and can often leave a person blind.

  • Posts battle domestic abuse

    Jan 16, 2014

    Three military installations joined forces at Fort Rucker last week to help understand the distinctive and diverse issue of domestic violence.

  • Classroom to cockpit: Day in the life of a student helicopter pilot

    Jan 16, 2014

    Her alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. and her loveable hound-lab mix, Rupert, is there to make sure she doesn't hit the snooze button. Second Lt. Dorothy Marie Reid rubs the sleep from her eyes as she prepares for another day as a UH-60 Black Hawk student with D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade.

  • Fort Rucker's recycling plan pulls its weight

    Jan 16, 2014

    With the arrival of the new year, some people think about making new, healthy habits, and Fort Rucker is helping people go green by continuing to make on-post recycling accessible and easy.

  • Ceremony keeps post steeped in tradition

    Jan 16, 2014

    From the bugle call early in the morning to the cannon fire in the evening, people on military installations across the U.S. have become accustomed to these familiar sounds daily, and Fort Rucker is no exception when it comes to upholding this centuries-old tradition.

  • ACAP: Think outside the box

    Jan 16, 2014

    Do you have tunnel vision when it comes to thinking about what jobs you could do when you transition out of the military? If you do, you're not alone.

  • Office offers cruise tips, expectations

    Jan 16, 2014

    From new innovations to new destinations, cruises offer a multitude of choices for travelers seeking to get away for a week or a weekend, and for those worried about getting lost at sea, Fort Rucker Travel Leisure officers say the only thing to worry about is finding the strength to get back onboard to return home.

  • Fort Rucker participates in statewide fitness program

    Jan 16, 2014

    It's no doubt that hundreds, if not thousands, of people on Fort Rucker made New Year's resolutions to lead a healthier lifestyle, and a statewide program is helping people keep up with their commitment.

  • Courses offer career opportunity

    Jan 16, 2014

    Job opportunities for Soldiers and civilians on Fort Rucker are not uncommon, but one opportunity gives people the chance to save lives.

  • Winter fitness boot camp shakes things up

    Jan 16, 2014

    With the new year still young, many people have new goals and are making life changes, and one Fort Rucker program is looking to help meet those goals and shake things up on a fitness level.

  • Fort Rucker CYSS earns national award

    Jan 9, 2014

    For more than a decade, the Excellence in Youth Sports Awards have honored programs that are doing superior jobs of conducting diverse activities with a focus on providing safe and positive experiences for children, parents and coaches, and Fort Rucker youth sports has been selected as one of the five winners of 2013.

  • Fort Rucker commemorates life, legacy of MLK

    Jan 9, 2014

    The Army considers diversity within its ranks a strength, and Fort Rucker is making sure to commemorate a man who made it his life's work to see that racial equality was not just a dream, but a reality.

  • Morning road closure keeps Soldiers safe

    Jan 9, 2014

    Ruf Avenue, formerly known as Fifth Avenue, is the official run and bike route for Soldiers and Family members doing physical training, and, thanks to new safety measures, Soldiers are even safer than before when exercising.

  • Fort Rucker schools back in session

    Jan 9, 2014

    Children on Fort Rucker braved the coldest day of the season to jump back into the school year, but cold weather couldn't stop them from experiencing some of what 2014 has in store.

  • Fort Rucker DPS urges mobile device safety awareness

    Jan 9, 2014

    After all the gifts from the holiday season have been unwrapped, people were bound to have checked off some new mobile devices from their wish list, but Directorate of Public Safety officials want to make sure that people using their new gadgets are aware of the responsibility that comes along with using them.

  • New AIT platoon sergeants arrive at 1-13th AVN

    Jan 9, 2014

    Eight new Advanced Individual Training platoon sergeants recently arrived at A Company, 1-13th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade -- the company responsible for training new enlisted Aviation Soldiers.

  • Fort Rucker home to famous sergeant

    Jan 9, 2014

    The polar vortex that has swirled around the continental U.S. has caused a few zoos to bring in their arctic animals, but it takes more than a chill wind to frighten Fort Rucker's resident white carnivore.

  • Comedy Live returns to Fort Rucker for the New Year

    Jan 9, 2014

    Starting off the New Year on the right track might be harder for some than others, and what better way to start off on the right foot than with laughter?

  • Lyster modernizes to better serve patients

    Jan 9, 2014

    Health care at Fort Rucker has come a long way since the first Army hospital on post opened its doors in 1942, and almost 72 years later Lyster Army Health Clinic is committed to providing the best health care to Soldiers, Families and retirees.

  • Waiver Wire claims post championship

    Jan 9, 2014

    Before the holiday season wrapped up, two Fort Rucker intramural football teams went head-to-head to battle it out for the title of post champion.

  • Concert wows with favorites

    Dec 20, 2013

    Hundreds of people crammed the seats of the post theater Dec. 10 for a treat that only the 1st Aviation Brigade's 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band could provide with the Commanding General's Holiday Concert.

  • Post run centers on safety, professionalism

    Dec 20, 2013

    As Fort Rucker prepares for the holiday season, senior leadership wants to make sure Soldiers get off on the right foot with holiday tidings and the right attitude.

  • ACLC earns AMC award

    Dec 20, 2013

    The Army has many goals designed to fit into the changing world, from enhancing the quality of life of its Soldiers and their Families to being good stewards of tax dollars, and one of these goals has taken a lead place in urgency -- reducing the Army's environmental footprint.

  • Government travel charge card not for holiday spending

    Dec 20, 2013

    The Government Travel Card Program was implemented to provide a more efficient means of paying for official travel or temporary duty related expenses for government travelers.

  • Army celebrates National Guard's 377th birthday

    Dec 20, 2013

    Though the focus during this time of year is on the holidays, one tradition didn't go by unnoticed with the celebration of an institution that dates back nearly 140 years before the nation was founded.

  • Fort Rucker Officials issue winter safety tips

    Dec 20, 2013

    As holidays approach and Soldiers, Families and civilians prepare for long road trips to airports and distant Family, installation officials want to remind motorists to prepare for increased traffic and poor weather conditions during the holiday season.

  • Fort Rucker Families enjoys breakfast with Santa

    Dec 20, 2013

    With Christmas just around the corner, children had one last chance to get into Santa's good graces and let the big man in red know what's on their holiday wish list.

  • Holidays deliver hazards aplenty for pets

    Dec 20, 2013

    Things can get hectic during the holidays with visiting Family, travel plans and adjusting to the weather, but officials at the Fort Rucker Veterinary Clinic and the Fort Rucker Stray Facility offer tips on keeping pets safe and happy during these hairy times.

  • Mass flu vaccination campaign improves Soldiers' readiness

    Dec 20, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic started an ambitious four-week flu campaign in October and has since given 99.09 percent of Soldiers on Fort Rucker their yearly flu vaccination.

  • Mistletoe 5K kicks off holiday fitness

    Dec 20, 2013

    'Tis the season for feasting and festive treats, but people on Fort Rucker lined up to make sure they didn't let the holiday feasts get in the way of their fitness goals.

  • Rucker Lanes Gatsby's it up on New Year's

    Dec 20, 2013

    People can bowl in the New Year in lavish style Dec. 31 with a special evening for everyone that attends.

  • Ceremony lights up holiday season

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hot cocoa and holiday cheer were just a couple of things that Soldiers, Families and civilians were able to experience Dec. 5 as Fort Rucker lit up its Christmas tree to officially ring in the holiday season.

  • CFC raises nearly $1 million

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Combined Federal Campaign fell just short of its goal to raise $1 million this year, but a celebration was still to be had Dec. 9 when Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, revealed that the installation raised $909,151.

  • Kids on Site closes, opportunities arise

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's often said that when one door closes, another opens, and with the closing of Kids on Site at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, a door of opportunities is opened for Fort Rucker parents.

  • Operation Santa provides gifts to military children

    Dec 12, 2013

    The holiday spirit of giving is more than just providing for one's own Family for the Fort Rucker Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, it is providing for everyone's Family, including its own Army Family.

  • Fort Rucker officials warn of DUI consequences

    Dec 12, 2013

    Driving under the influence can have lasting and costly consequences, and Fort Rucker officials want to make sure that people remain aware of the magnitude of one wrong decision.

  • Cutting Edge: FRES Robotics team maneuvers award

    Dec 12, 2013

    Team 2022, The Storm Prowlers, also known as the Fort Rucker Elementary School Robotics Team, competed in the First Lego League Competition in Birmingham Nov. 30.

  • Elective care vs. non-covered care

    Dec 12, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic refers patients out to TRICARE-approved network providers when specialty care not offered at the clinic is needed.

  • Runner encourages others with a smile, wave year round

    Dec 12, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians driving around Fort Rucker may have seen a lone runner waving to passersby as they travel near the Ozark Gate and wondered, "Who is that guy?" Although many stop and speak with the aging runner, many will be surprised to know why he runs every day.

  • Show provides 'A Shot of Reality'

    Dec 5, 2013

    Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but Soldiers and civilians on Fort Rucker were left in stitches as they got the opportunity to laugh and learn during a performance designed to educate people on the negative effects of alcohol.

  • Officials warn of holiday hazards

    Dec 5, 2013

    Getting caught up in the hectic holiday festivities can cause many people to get careless, but by staying alert and aware people can ensure that their gatherings and merriment will be full of comfort and joy, not ending in a holiday tragedy.

  • Angel Tree offers chance to help children

    Dec 5, 2013

    For more than 18 years, the Angel Tree Program has been providing gifts to children of the Fort Rucker community, and though organizers wish that there were no children in need this season, 399 have been placed on the list this year to receive a Christmas gift.

  • ACAP offers tips for winter job hunt

    Dec 5, 2013

    Are you one of those people who feel down around the holidays? Does the lack of sunshine affect your ability to function? If you can answer yes to either of these questions, your winter job-hunting may be hampered.

  • DPS urges online safety for shopping season

    Dec 5, 2013

    A lot comes to mind when the holidays roll around; hot cocoa by the fire, presents under the tree and holiday dinners with Family, but for many, a common word associated with the holiday season -- shopping.

  • Fort Rucker officials issue personal OPSEC reminder

    Dec 5, 2013

    With holiday hysteria in the air and exodus approaching, people tend to let their guard down, but officials want to remind Soldiers and Families that personal safety during this time of year shouldn't be neglected.

  • Tree lighting sets off string of holiday events

    Dec 5, 2013

    With the Christmas tree lighting kicking off Fort Rucker's holiday season Dec. 5, the other events scheduled between now and New Year's are sure to light up this festive time of year.

  • Appointment no-shows are costly in dollars, time

    Dec 5, 2013

    In this busy world, it is understandable that patients will sometimes miss appointments. However, Lyster Army Health Clinic staff asks that patients who cannot make their appointment call to cancel so they are not considered no-shows.

  • Bama Bombers smother Waffles

    Dec 5, 2013

    Back from the Thanksgiving holiday, two Fort Rucker intramural football teams took to the field once again for some friendly competition, but only one would leave victorious.

  • Fort Rucker welcomes new CWOB

    Nov 27, 2013

    Hundreds came together at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Nov. 22 to welcome a new chief warrant officer of the Aviation Branch and say farewell to a man that has left his mark on Army Aviation during his three years of responsibility.

  • New clinic opens to keep Soldiers on duty

    Nov 27, 2013

    Last year, around $321,000 was spent on off-post physical therapy care for Soldiers and Family members, but patients can now find that care on post after Lyster Army Health Clinic opened its brand-new physical therapy and chiropractic clinics Nov. 20.

  • New counselors help victims of sexual assault

    Nov 27, 2013

    Eliminating sexual assault from the armed forces remains one of the military's top priorities -- an effort that requires absolute and sustained commitment to providing a safe environment where every service member and civilian is free from the threat of sexual harassment and assault.

  • Students send gifts to deployed Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2013

    Operation Celebration is an ongoing tradition each holiday season at Fort Rucker Primary School where students make handmade gifts and cards and send them to deployed Soldiers, and with the program growing in size each year the decision was made to get Families involved for 2013.

  • Fort Rucker lights up holiday season at ceremony

    Nov 27, 2013

    People can grasp a little holiday spirit at the annual Fort Rucker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 5 at Howze Field from 5-6 p.m. where parents and children can sing, take photos and make holiday memories.

  • ACS offers tips to keep holiday spending in check

    Nov 27, 2013

    Many Americans feel the sting of holiday spending well into the new year, so the financial counselors at Army Community Service offer help for people to become responsible consumers while still having a Christmas full of gift giving.

  • Lyster offers medical care tips for holiday travelers

    Nov 27, 2013

    As college students finish up their final exams and head home for the holidays, the Lyster Army Health Clinic commander wants to remind those traveling away from their primary care doctor that staff is here for them if they need medical care.

  • Lyster, Air Force team up to provide flight physicals

    Nov 27, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic has partnered with Fort Rucker's tenant Air Force unit to give Airmen their annual flight physicals.

  • Waiver Wire schools Old Warriors

    Nov 27, 2013

    As the holidays approach, two Fort Rucker intramural football teams met on the field to play out their last game before many players leave to meet their Families for turkey and relaxation.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade maintainers and aircraft

    Nov 21, 2013

  • Fort Rucker recognized as best in Army, DOD

    Nov 21, 2013

    Fort Rucker, Ala., formally received its honors -- the 2013 Gold Chief of Staff of the Army Communities of Excellence Award and the Commander in Chief's Award for Installation Excellence -- that it earned in March during a ceremony, Nov. 14, 2013, at the post theater.

  • Army Family voices heard through AFAP

    Nov 21, 2013

    In a world where mass communication offers endless ways to express oneself, it's easy for voices to get lost in the fray, but one Army program allows the people's voices to be heard by those who make decisions.

  • Fort Rucker breaks ground on new commissary

    Nov 21, 2013

    A larger sales area, well stocked shelves, more variety and an overall better shopping experience is what Fort Rucker plans to provide to military personnel and their Families with the new, state-of-the-art commissary being built on the installation.

  • Corvias shows appreciation for military Families

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers and their Families are put through a lot, whether it be deployments or constantly moving from place to place, but Corvias Military Living made sure to show how much they appreciate their residents for what they've sacrificed.

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