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  • Readiness course assists with job hunt

    Mar 21, 2014

    Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, once said that change is the only constant in life, and it was Louis Pasteur who is quoted as saying, "Fortune favors the prepared mind." Anyone affiliated with military service understands the truth in these shreds of wisdom.

  • Lifeguard classes set people on course for jobs

    Mar 21, 2014

    The chill of winter is fading fast and many people are eager to hit the water, and Fort Rucker Aquatics is offering spring lifeguard courses for a job opportunity with high responsibility.

  • Read Across America Week helps students learn to love reading

    Mar 14, 2014

    Most agree that reading is one of the most important things learned in grade school, but once adults, many people lose their love of the written word.

  • Fort Rucker employee earns national recognition

    Mar 14, 2014

    When his country called, he answered, and although he has seen the good and the bad of what the Army can offer a Soldier, he would jump at the chance to be a Soldier again if it was an option.

  • Mentor ride helps riders brush up on skills, stay Army safe

    Mar 14, 2014

    It's that time of year again when motorcycle riders are dusting off their bikes after a long winter and getting back on the roads, but it's safety first for Fort Rucker's riders.

  • Eye on the Sky: Weather ops helps keep Rucker flying

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort Rucker's skies are filled with helicopters and the familiar sound of rotor blades chopping through the air, but those birds would be in trouble if it weren't for an integral part of Army Aviation -- weather operations.

  • Veterinarian: Changes mean fewer appointments, better care

    Mar 14, 2014

    Thank you all for allowing the Fort Rucker Veterinarian Treatment Facility to take care of your four legged furry friends' needs. We understand they are members of your Family and we want to make sure they receive the proper care necessary to stay healthy.

  • Job Hunt: Flexibility a key to success

    Mar 14, 2014

    Are you approaching the end of your military career? Do you have one more move left in you? If you do, you may see that, despite current economic conditions, there are still plenty of jobs out there waiting for you.

  • Tax center continues to provide assistance

    Mar 14, 2014

    With the end of tax season approaching, some people might need all the help they can get to get their returns in on time, and the Fort Rucker Tax Center is making it even easier for single Soldiers to file their taxes for free.

  • Girls Night Out event described as 'amazing', 'considerate', 'entertaining'

    Mar 14, 2014

    Girls Night Out, a veteran event hosted each fall and spring by the Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, was a hit once again with patrons describing the fun as "amazing," "considerate" and "entertaining."

  • Opportunities, deals abound at annual Travel Extravaganza

    Mar 14, 2014

    With more than 1,000 people packing into The Landing's ballroom March 5 to seek out deals for spring and summer vacations, organizers of Fort Rucker Leisure Travel Service's 26th annual Travel Extravaganza said the event went smoothly and beautifully.

  • Basketball season heats up as teams prepare for playoffs

    Mar 14, 2014

    With just weeks left in the Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball regular season, teams are bringing their A-game and competition is tightening up as they set their eyes on the prize.

  • Soldiers compete for top honors

    Mar 6, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers from Across Army Aviation came to Fort Rucker to brave physical endurance tests, mental challenges and academic examinations for one of Aviation's top honors, but only three had what it takes to come out on top.

  • AER fundraising campaign kicks off to help Soldiers

    Mar 6, 2014

    Soldiers can always be counted on to be self reliant, but sometimes it's necessary to ask for help, especially during emergencies and hard times.

  • Over the top: District names local teacher best

    Mar 6, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Soldiers always strive to be high above the best. The same goes for its civilian employees, and one such employee soared over the competition last month when she competed for the Department of Defense Education Activity Teacher of the Year.

  • The career technical training track: What's in it for you?

    Mar 6, 2014

    Beginning a new career as a civilian employee when leaving the military can be filled with exciting opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

  • Luncheon celebrates unity

    Mar 6, 2014

    As African-American History Month came to a close, Fort Rucker honored African Americans who have made an impact on American history with a luncheon to celebrate what any observance strives for -- unity.

  • Day in the life: Rucker vet balances work life, motherhood

    Mar 6, 2014

    Juggling work and Family is a struggle that most members of the Army Family know all too well, but one Fort Rucker veterinarian makes sure that her job in the workplace doesn't interfere with her job as a mom at home.

  • Fort Rucker hosts Right Arm Night

    Mar 6, 2014

    Work and personal relationships are normally two entities people are encouraged to keep separate, but in the Army both relationships are melded to create a cohesive bond that helps Soldiers better serve their country.

  • Primary school works to keep deployed parents, students in touch

    Mar 6, 2014

    Being deployed is a possibility that every Soldier prepares for as soon as they sign their military service contract. And although they know it may be coming, it does not make it any easier once separated from Family, especially small children.

  • ACS conducts needs assessment survey to ensure customers have a voice

    Mar 6, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, in partnership with Installation Management Command G9 Marketing Research and Analysis, will be launching the Army Community Service Needs Assessment Survey now through April 30 at Fort Rucker.

  • Community yard sale helps people buy, sell household items

    Mar 6, 2014

    People can get the jump on spring cleaning as the winter blues blow away by taking part in the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's community-wide yard sale.

  • Lyster helps TRICARE for Life beneficiaries move to pilot program

    Mar 6, 2014

    Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy has taken steps within the last two years that will help make the newly-mandated TRICARE for Life pilot program easier on its beneficiaries.

  • Eagles soar over competition, 85-36, set sights on repeat championship

    Mar 6, 2014

    The Eagles soared over Guns and Hoses during an intramural basketball game at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center March 4.

  • 5th AR runners win supporting local cancer charity 5K

    Feb 27, 2014

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 360th Regiment, Task Force Rough Rider, 5th Armored Brigade, participated in the inaugural Race for Care 5K here Feb. 16, with one Soldier finishing with the overall first place trophy.

  • CASCOM commander returns home, shares personal insights with high school students

    Feb 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, shared his thoughts and personal insights with students at Greensville County High School in Emporia, Va., Feb. 24.

  • Fort Rucker names Hanchey AH-64 hangar after Aviators lost in battle

    Feb 27, 2014

    Flying as the trail aircraft on a reconnaissance mission in 2007 in Iraq, two Army Aviators led their team out of an apparent ambush as they came under a hailstorm of machine-gun fire.

  • New facility meets requirements for all helicopters

    Feb 27, 2014

    Hanchey Army Heliport on Fort Rucker opened a new state-of-the-art AH-64 Maintenance Hangar Feb. 20 during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony to honor two fallen Soldiers.

  • Fort Rucker kicks off AER fundraising

    Feb 27, 2014

    Soldiers helping Soldiers has always been Army Emergency Relief's goal in everything it does, and this year's campaign is no different.

  • Shine On: Students prep for test success

    Feb 27, 2014

    It always feels good to be recognized for a job well done, but students at Fort Rucker Elementary School were rewarded last week before they were even able to prove their greatness.

  • Higher calling: Family life chaplain called to heal, offer guidance

    Feb 27, 2014

    Eight years ago, Chaplain (Capt.) Troy Allan, Fort Rucker Family Life Chaplain, reported for his first day of his new job as an Army chaplain, and since he answered that higher calling to help others, he has spent it doing nothing less.

  • Volunteer recognition deadline approaches

    Feb 27, 2014

    Contributions from volunteers enrich the Fort Rucker community, and make activities and resources available that may not otherwise exist, and programs that benefit the most from volunteers' dedication to the installation want to make sure that their deeds do not go unnoticed.

  • Health, fashion, beauty and more on tap at Girls Night Out

    Feb 27, 2014

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites women to enjoy the seventh bi-annual Girls Night Out at the ballroom in The Landing March 7 from 6-9 p.m.

  • New fitness center classes keep workouts fresh

    Feb 27, 2014

    Workouts can often become monotonous and repetitive, and that's why Fort Rucker's fitness centers are making sure to find exciting new ways to keep workouts fresh.

  • 164th TAOG Soldiers return to Family after 6-month deployment

    Feb 20, 2014

    Close to 20 Soldiers were met with cheers, hugs and tears of joy as they returned to Fort Rucker from a nearly six-month deployment.

  • Fort Rucker community gathers for National Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 20, 2014

    Members of the Fort Rucker community came together at The Landing Feb. 13 for the annual National Prayer Breakfast to pray for the nation, the American Soldier and Family, and Fort Rucker.

  • ATS employee earns FORSCOM honors

    Feb 20, 2014

    It's one thing to earn an award at a local level, but one of Fort Rucker's own went above and beyond to be recognized as one of the top in all of the U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • The eyes have it: Optometrist strives to keep community seeing clearly

    Feb 20, 2014

    Saint Jerome once said that the face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes, without speaking, confess the secrets of the heart. But, unlike Saint Jerome, one Fort Rucker doctor is more interested in the eyes themselves, not their secrets.

  • Travel Extravaganza offers options for all tastes, budgets

    Feb 20, 2014

    Whether it's a staycation or a 14-day cruise to Alaska, the Fort Rucker Leisure Travel Service's 26th annual Travel Extravaganza will surely offer something for everyone looking for the perfect vacation for their Family and budget needs.

  • 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.

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