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  • 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.

  • Fort Rucker offers a feast of Thanksgiving options

    Nov 21, 2013

    The holiday season is afoot and everything from Christmas music to fall wreaths are beginning to make appearances, and following tradition, different programs on post are hosting activities to spread good tidings.

  • Mini CDC opens, offers after-duty-hours care

    Nov 21, 2013

    Childcare has a new face on Fort Rucker in the form of a new facility, and although the child development center is still the No. 1 option for parents to take their children, its little sister is going to make a big impression on the installation.

  • Fort Rucker runners excel at national level

    Nov 21, 2013

    The eight-member Fort Rucker 10-Miler Team claimed the second-place division finish during the 29th running of the Army 10-Miler Race in October, and though the training season is over its runners are still pushing themselves to run faster than the wind.

  • Fitness centers shake it up with new classes

    Nov 15, 2013

    Workouts can become stale and routine, and many people often find it hard to stay on track, but the Fort Rucker fitness centers are shaking things up by offering new classes to keep people in shape.

  • Fort Rucker honors veterans

    Nov 14, 2013

    Fort Rucker wasn't shy about showing its pride for those who have served as hundreds came together at Veterans Park to look into the nation's past and honor those who came before them, as well those currently serving during the post Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 8.

  • New program connects female Soldiers

    Nov 14, 2013

    Roughly 5,000 Soldiers are stationed at Fort Rucker and around 600 of those Soldiers are females, and with such a small minority playing such a large role for the installation, a new program has been set up for them to connect, network and learn from each other.

  • Soldiers visit veterans

    Nov 14, 2013

    For 95 years, America has been celebrating veterans' service and sacrifice, and though Fort Rucker Soldiers had Nov. 11 off to spend time with friends and Family, several decided that their time was better spent with the Soldiers who came before them.

  • Theater reopens to thunder from Thor

    Nov 14, 2013

    Friday night was calm on the installation for many residents, but others experienced skies filled with lightning, sorcery and fire as they attended the reopening of the post theater with the showing of "Thor: The Dark World" Nov. 8.

  • NAF maintenance crew shapes Fort Rucker

    Nov 14, 2013

    Fort Rucker is a place where heroes fly and proudly wear their wings on their chest, but there are also unsung heroes who help shape the installation into a place that many people love to call home.

  • Memorial monument dedication

    Nov 14, 2013

    Retired Soldiers of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company Greyhounds, Bobby Taylor and Joe Tarnovski, unveil the new monument at Veterans Park Nov. 8.

  • DFMWR offers specials to Families

    Nov 14, 2013

    To say "Thanks!," to military Families, the Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will be offering specials throughout the month of November to recognize the contributions they have made to the nation.

  • Mini CDC offers care at all hours

    Nov 14, 2013

    It's no secret on Fort Rucker that Soldiers and Family members work through all hours of the day, and the installation wants to make sure that those Families are taken care of when it comes to child care.

  • Bazaar offers early holiday shopping

    Nov 7, 2013

    People around the Wiregrass can mark their calendars for the annual Fort Rucker Community Spouses' Club's Hollyday Bazaar Nov. 16 where they can take advantage of all that local businesses have to offer this season and get ahead in their holiday shopping.

  • Students DARE to say 'no' to drugs

    Nov 7, 2013

    Students from three fifth grade classes pledge to say no to drugs, alcohol and peer pressure as they join a long legacy of Fort Rucker Elementary School students that have gone through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Native American History

    Nov 7, 2013

    When people think of Native Americans, many images come to mind, like teepees, feather headdresses and war drums, but this year's celebration of Native American History Month aimed to give people a deeper insight into a culture rich with heritage.

  • Job hunting in a changing world

    Nov 7, 2013

    Hate change? If your answer is "yes," you're not alone -- many people do.

  • Flying Chinooks a Family affair

    Nov 7, 2013

    Power, versatility, speed, efficiency, the sound of double blades beating the air into submission -- these are the things that attracted three infantrymen to the workhorse of Army Aviation, the CH-47 Chinook.

  • Camping Under the Stars: Lake event offers Family fun

    Nov 7, 2013

    Marshmallows, stories and moonlight await those warm blooded enough to face the chilly fall weather Nov. 16 when Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosts the third annual under the stars camping event.

  • Ornament contest seeks creations

    Nov 7, 2013

    The annual Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Christmas Tree Ornament Contest will soon have parents vacuuming up glitter, breakfast cereal and tinsel off of every surface of the house, but the payoff of their child's creation hanging on the post Christmas tree may make it all worthwhile.

  • Chiropractic, physical therapy work together to heal Soldiers

    Nov 7, 2013

    The chiropractic and physical therapy departments at Lyster Army Health Clinic recently combined efforts to accelerate Soldiers' recovery time after injuries.

  • Waffles edge Old Warriors

    Nov 7, 2013

    As a chilly breeze took over the field, the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment Waffles took on the 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment Old Warriors in a close intramural football game that had both teams on the edge of their seats.

  • Fair celebrates 39th year supporting retirees

    Oct 31, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic hosted the 39th annual Retiree Health Fair Oct. 25 at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility in honor of Retiree Appreciation Day, educating retirees on numerous health and insurance topics.

  • Disabled worker recognized by peers, installation

    Oct 31, 2013

    In conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month the Equal Employment Opportunity Office recognized the winner of the 2013 Fort Rucker Outstanding Employee of the Year with a Disability Award -- Brian Fair.

  • Fort Rucker Post Theater celebrates digital, 3-D upgrades

    Oct 31, 2013

    Nearly a year after closing its doors to moviegoers, the Post Theater here will celebrate a grand-reopening Nov. 8. For the first time, Fort Rucker Soldiers and Families will be able to drive, or even walk to the theater, and take in first-run and Disney 3-D movies, according to Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

  • Garrison commander calls for access safety

    Oct 31, 2013

    Teammates, over the past few weeks I have seen a significant spike in speeding tickets as we have begun enforcing the speed limits at our various gates. We recently reduced the speed limits approaching each of our active vehicle barriers to 25 miles per hour.

  • ACAP offers salary negotiation tips

    Oct 31, 2013

    Many times job seekers are so eager to have an offer that they forget to take advantage of the leverage they have at this critical moment. Your negotiating strength is never stronger than at the moment when the company invites you to join their team.

  • Fort Rucker honors 11 retirees

    Oct 31, 2013

    On a day when Fort Rucker hosted area retirees for Retiree Appreciation Day and the Retiree Health Fair, the post took it a step further by honoring nine Soldiers and two civilians -- the newest to enter the retired ranks -- at the quarterly retirement ceremony Oct. 25.

  • B.E.S.T. offers forum for Soldiers

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army is a fruit salad of individuals who come together from different backgrounds and experiences which collide to make a delicious and successful combination, and to ensure that the salad blends together correctly the Fort Rucker garrison command team has put together a new program to hear from an important ingredient -- its female Soldiers.

  • Fort Rucker 10-Miler team breaks record

    Oct 31, 2013

    Staff Sgt. David Seymour led the eight member Fort Rucker Ten Mile Team to a second-place division finish Oct. 20. in Washington during the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler Race.

  • Iron Aviator -- close call in competition

    Oct 31, 2013

    As two competitors raced neck and neck up a hill near Beaver Lake Oct. 24 it seemed that a tie might be in order for Team 3 and Team 8. That was until one competitor collapsed from exhaustion just 50 yards from the finish line.

  • Soldier earns Air Medal with Valor

    Oct 24, 2013

    Army Aviation's primary mission is to support commanders and troops on the ground, and one Soldier put his life and his aircraft on the line to complete that mission one summer day in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • Weather threats continue through fall season

    Oct 24, 2013

    'Tis the season when many people's thoughts turn to ghostly hauntings, the zombie apocalypse and things that go bump in the night, but post officials hope people don't forget a real danger -- fall severe weather.

  • Riding stables events frightening, fun, festive

    Oct 24, 2013

    Nothing foul was in the air during the Fort Rucker Riding Stable's Fall Festival despite the fact that Frite Nite was just around the stable's corners, but both events went off without a hitch, though a few pants were reportedly soiled.

  • Flu vaccinations start for military

    Oct 24, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic kicked off the influenza vaccination season Oct. 18 with a visit to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker command group in Bldg. 101.

  • Fort Rucker traces Army roots to early 1940s

    Oct 24, 2013

    Fort Rucker covers about 63,100 acres of southeast Alabama countryside in an area known as the Wiregrass, and though the post is relatively small compared to other Army installations, and has no official historical sites, it is steeped in rich Southern history with pre-Civil War cemeteries predating 1854, a former WWII prisoner of war camp and historical buildings that pre-date the installation's founding.

  • Mammogram saves life of LAHC employee

    Oct 24, 2013

    Lisa Hale, a licensed practical nurse at Lyster Army Health Clinic, used to work at a gynecologist office, and often answered questions from nervous women about receiving a mammogram and what to expect during the exam.

  • Survey seeks to improve sports

    Oct 24, 2013

    With a large selection of choices when it comes to intramural sports at Fort Rucker, people aren't limited when it comes to the type of sports available on the installation.

  • Health fair supports retirees, Families

    Oct 17, 2013

    As cooler weather blankets the South, people become more aware of health concerns, and Lyster Army Health Clinic is providing a way for retirees to learn about ways to keep themselves healthy.

  • Program provides assistance for civilian employees

    Oct 17, 2013

    While the government shutdown continues, so do the stresses and financial burdens within the federal workforce, but a helping hand is available through the Fort Rucker Employee Assistance Program.

  • Drug Take-Back Day returns to fight abuse

    Oct 17, 2013

    Although flu season is upon us, Fort Rucker is bringing back a program designed to take unneeded medication out of the cabinets to fight drug abuse.

  • Shoplifting ruins careers, reputations

    Oct 17, 2013

    With so many Family assistance programs on the installation, and the high morals and ethics that come from military duty, many people might think that shoplifting on post is not a concern.

  • Resilience training strengthens Families

    Oct 17, 2013

    From the ever-changing economic hardships to day-to-day stresses that make it hard to get through the day, one Fort Rucker program is looking to help Families remain strong and push through.

  • Halloween: Family, frightening fun for all

    Oct 17, 2013

    A host of Halloween activities are scheduled for this chilling, yet lively, season around post.

  • Trick-or-Treat

    Oct 17, 2013

    Trick-or-Treating hours this year on post are 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 in post housing areas. Parents, children and those driving through the housing areas at that time are reminded to keep safety in the forefront of their minds and to be vigilant while enjoying trick-or-treating on post.

  • Resilience: Hunt benefits area wounded warriors

    Oct 17, 2013

    The Wounded Warrior Fall Hunt enhanced the quality of life of Soldiers from the Southeast and even grew in both kills and participants despite being hindered by the government shutdown and summer furloughs.

  • TAOG Soldiers welcomed home

    Oct 10, 2013

    Nine air traffic control equipment repairers with the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group returned to Fort Rucker Oct. 7 to the cheers and tears of Family members, friends and fellow Soldiers from a tour of duty to Kuwait and Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers run to offer support to Operation Santa

    Oct 10, 2013

    The sun had yet to peek over the horizon when hundreds of Soldiers came together for a run to kick off an event meant to honor the holiday spirit of giving.

  • Local Boy Scout paves way for community improvement

    Oct 10, 2013

    While most teenage boys are playing video games and watching TV, one Fort Rucker teen is literally paving the way to better his community.

  • Landing Zone renovations take diners back to the future

    Oct 10, 2013

    It has been more than 20 years since Aviator's Landing was transformed into The Landing Zone restaurant for all ranks, but this time around, instead of updating who is allowed in the restaurant, it expanded its menu and atmosphere.

  • Federal Impact Aid helps local schools

    Oct 10, 2013

    Many children of Fort Rucker military members attend local schools, but their parents may not be responsible for paying into the local tax bases that fuel the education system.

  • Guardians flag down Triple C

    Oct 10, 2013

    The 158th Airfield Operations Battalion Guardians went head-to-head with A Company Captains Career Course Triple C during an intramural football game as the season gets into full swing.

  • SERE training experts include family members

    Oct 3, 2013

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training is an important section of aviators' training in the instance they should be taken hostage by one of America's enemies, but Fort Rucker, Ala., and Army South decided to take the training one step further.

  • Lyster Pharmacy upgrades to medication refill robotics center

    Oct 3, 2013

    New medication dispensing machines will soon be humming and clicking away inside Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy.

  • Holiday program helps Families in need

    Oct 3, 2013

    With more fiscal uncertainty on the horizon, many Fort Rucker Families may find themselves struggling to make ends meet, but the Holiday Food Program is out to help those Families in need throughout the upcoming holiday season.

  • Leading Change Team kicks off recruitment, change

    Oct 3, 2013

    Fort Rucker's Leading Change Team is known for pushing initiatives and ideas to improve the installation from the lowest level to the top, but in order to facilitate change, the team needs new members with new ideas.

  • National Disability Awareness Expo displays assistive technology

    Oct 3, 2013

    Improving the quality of life of Soldiers and Families has long been part of the Fort Rucker and Army mission, and that mission remains the same when it comes to people with disabilities in the workplace on the installation.

  • Oktoberfest: Event gives taste of Deutschland

    Oct 3, 2013

    A little German culture stopped by Fort Rucker's Festival Fields Sept. 27 when more than 4,500 people attended the 11th annual Oktoberfest, featuring vendors, live music, children's activities, games and food.

  • Pre-Civil War cemeteries not forgotten on Fort Rucker

    Oct 3, 2013

    Halloween is a common time of the year for people's thoughts to turn to local urban legend sites, and cemeteries are often on the must-visit list, as well, but the cemeteries on post have visitors all year long, dead and living.

  • Lyster MRI machine receives upgrades

    Oct 3, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic is upgrading its MRI machine to high definition.

  • Knights beat Royal Blue, 21-20

    Oct 3, 2013

    Fort Rucker Youth Sports 7-on-7 tackle football started last week and teams went head-to-head Sept. 30 in what is sure to be one of the closest games of the season, and The Fort Rucker Knights beat Royal Blue, 21-20.

  • Gate-to-Gate promotes diversity, fitness

    Oct 3, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility hosted its annual Gate-to-Gate Run Sept. 28 to celebrate the Army's cultural diversity as part of Hispanic Heritage Month and to encourage fitness throughout Army Families.

  • 164th TAOG cases colors, deploys

    Sep 26, 2013

    It's only been a few short months since Soldiers of the 164th Theater Operations Airfield Group returned from their most recent deployment, but these freedom fighters have once again answered the call of duty without hesitation.

  • Ceremony honors past, present POW/MIAs

    Sep 26, 2013

    Approximately 83,343 service members are still unaccounted for from America's time at war, and to remember the men and women who never came home, and those still held captive, Fort Rucker hosted a Prisoner of War and Missing in Action remembrance ceremony Sept. 20 at Veterans Park.

  • Training improves POW reintegration

    Sep 26, 2013

    Soldiers, Families, local police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Army South received training Sept. 13-15 at Fort Rucker to further develop the military's reintegration efforts of Soldiers, contractors and civilians who are taken captive by America's enemies.

  • AAFES gives back, improves community

    Sep 26, 2013

    Shopping on Fort Rucker can offer a lot of savings for military Families, but something many people might not know is that the dollars people spend at the post exchange go right back into improving the quality of life on the installation.

  • NCOA: Iron Squad teaches teamwork

    Sep 26, 2013

    The Iron Squad Challenge is the culminating event for NCO Academy students, and after the grueling four-hour, six-event competition students still do not know who won.

  • Fort Rucker seeks to increase domestic violence awareness

    Sep 26, 2013

    Domestic violence appears to be on the rise in the military, so much so that the Department of Defense considers it an item of specific concern, and Fort Rucker is on a mission to help Soldiers and Families understand, recognize and report it.

  • Teen AFAP gives youth a voice

    Sep 26, 2013

    Fort Rucker leadership wants to hear from the total military Family, and will get a chance to do so when it holds a Teen Army Family Action Plan Oct. 5.

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