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  • Aviation Restructure Initiative: Balancing act seeks to get force right

    Aug 14, 2014

    Working organizational design change with one hand, while maintaining the combat power to respond to contingencies with the other hand, is a balancing act the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence has done before.

  • Homeless: Stray population increases

    Aug 14, 2014

    Hidden behind a high fence stands a building that many people driving on the installation might not even know is there, but the Fort Rucker Stray Facility on Andrews Road near the Enterprise gate needs the help of the community to save nine furry faces that desperately need a place to call home.

  • Fort Rucker observes antiterrorism month

    Aug 14, 2014

    August is well known in the South for the sweltering heat and the approaching end of summer, but in the Army the month's focus is antiterrorism education.

  • Interviewing skills key to landing job

    Aug 14, 2014

    You're at a job interview and everything seems to be going smoothly. Then, all of a sudden, the interviewer asks you, "Why should I hire you for this job?"

  • Q/A: Resilience remains command priority

    Aug 14, 2014

    In response to growing Armywide concern for Soldier, civilian and Family resiliency, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence launched its Ready and Resilient Campaign under the leadership of Public Health Command's Community Health Promotion Council a little more than a year ago.

  • DA photos -- different types for different needs

    Aug 14, 2014

    There are many things Soldiers have to do to prepare to go to an Army school or promotion board, but one key requirement seems to be causing a bit of confusion for Soldiers -- their official photos.

  • USAACE Soldier among 1st Instructor Badge awardees

    Aug 14, 2014

    A non-commissioned officer with the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence was among the first seven Soldier instructors to receive the Army Instructor Badge during a recognition ceremony in Alexandria, Va. July 17.

  • Mechanically inclined: Auto crafts programs great for novices, experts

    Aug 14, 2014

    With Fort Rucker as the home of Army Aviation, it's no surprise that the installation is full of people who love to tinker, and the automotive skills center is one place they can put on their mechanic's hat.

  • Illusionist mixes fun with 'completely unforgettable' time

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation excels at entertaining Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families and employees, and the upcoming illusionist show is no exception when it comes to top-notch entertainment.

  • Corvias hosts open house for Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2014

    Corvias Military Living offers many amenities for Soldiers who choose to live on post, from quality housing to community pools to lawn care to a recycling program, just to name a few.

  • Family history seminar to explain high-tech hobby

    Aug 14, 2014

    For those who've ever wondered why they are the way they are, perhaps it is time to find the answers.

  • Going pro: SWGC hosts annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament

    Aug 14, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Silver Wings Golf Course hosts a multitude of tournaments throughout the year, but the upcoming Pro-Am Tournament offers a unique experience for golfers that they might not be able to have anywhere locally.

  • Local Soldier honored with Reserve Center dedication

    Aug 7, 2014

    More than 200 family, friends and fellow service members watched as the Cape Coral U.S. Army Reserve Center was memorialized and renamed in honor of Staff Sgt. Marc A. Scialdo on July 12.

  • Family, friends, co-workers welcome home Soldier, K-9

    Aug 7, 2014

    The 6th Military Police detachment welcomed a deployed Soldier and his four-legged partner home with a police escort and applause at a small ceremony Aug. 4 at the kennels.

  • Large turnout expected at job fair

    Aug 7, 2014

    The 11th annual Fort Rucker Area Job Fair will be held Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ozark Civic Center, and Soldiers are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity, even if their military separation is still more than a year away.

  • Students head back to post schools

    Aug 7, 2014

    It's that time of year again when children strap on their backpacks, get on their bikes, hit the bus stops and make the trek back to school to start a new year.

  • Tuition assistance changes for Soldiers

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Army Tuition Assistance program is designed to help Soldiers achieve their higher-education goals, but major changes are coming to the program that each Soldier needs to know about.

  • Program mentors soldiers on great outdoors

    Aug 7, 2014

    No one knows the stress of moving from location to location more than a Soldier or military Family member, but one Soldier is trying to make a difference and offer solace through outdoor recreation.

  • A gem of a week: Local students have fun with science

    Aug 7, 2014

    As summer winds down and children start heading back to school, one group of youth are off to a head start through the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program.

  • Youth center displays facility, programs at open house

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Youth Center offers a myriad of activities for youth to enjoy, and the facility hosts an open house to showcase those offerings Aug. 9 for new sixth graders and Families new to Fort Rucker.

  • Ace Basket: Disc golf on the rise

    Aug 7, 2014

    Disc Golf continues to gain popularity across the country, and Fort Rucker offers people the chance to get in on the fun by providing a top-notch course.

  • Bowl-a-thon reinforces resiliency

    Aug 7, 2014

    Army Substance Abuse Program, along with Rucker Lanes, hosted a resiliency bowl-a-thon Aug. 1 to help Soldiers and civilians connect with each other outside the office, which in the long term will help them stay resilient.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts 6 local Soldiers

    Jul 31, 2014

    Many people affiliated with the Army know about the heroic tales of Audie Murphy, but for some, stories of the former Soldier's heroism are a way of life.

  • Soldiers set to entertain Wiregrass

    Jul 31, 2014

    It's not often that people of the Wiregrass are treated to a free, high-energy, Broadway-style form of entertainment, but the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show is providing just that, along with a positive message.

  • Pharmacy opens to rave reviews

    Jul 31, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy had its grand opening ceremony July 28, and even though patients had been using the new facility for a week beforehand, many were in attendance to celebrate with LAHC staff and Soldiers.

  • Job Fair: Opportunity for career success

    Jul 31, 2014

    Job fairs traditionally come in all sizes and flavors -- from the small half-day employer days to student career fairs at local high schools to full-blown, multi-day community job fairs that offer breakout sessions on a variety of employment-related topics for interested attendees.

  • Day in the Life: ACS employee a man of many hats

    Jul 31, 2014

    Many on Fort Rucker might have seen or even visited the installation's Army Community Service employment readiness program manager, but what many might not know is that he's a man who wears many hats.

  • CAC CSM visits Fort Rucker

    Jul 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center command sergeant major visited Fort Rucker July 23 to inform Aviation Soldiers about the future of the NCO corps and spoke to more than 100 Soldiers, including students at Yano Hall and sergeants to command sergeants major at the NCO Academy.

  • Saluting service: 9 retirees honored at ceremony

    Jul 31, 2014

    A retirement ceremony was held July 25 at the Army Aviation Museum that honored nine retirees.

  • Going to the dogs: Dog park offers 4-legged Family fun

    Jul 31, 2014

    Military Families come in all shapes and sizes, and some members even have fur. There are around 700 dogs living in the three Corvias Military Living neighborhoods on post, and the Bark Park that was set up for them six years ago is still one of the best places parents and their four-legged children can go to stretch their legs.

  • Back to school: As summer vacation ends officials emphasize safety

    Jul 31, 2014

    Although not everyone will be happy to return to school and say goodbye to summer vacation Aug. 5, officials stress it is important that everyone -- students, teachers, parents, housing residents and employees -- stay safe when heading to and from facilities this year.

  • Out of Trim: 1-212th take championship

    Jul 31, 2014

    Two of Fort Rucker's top intramural softball teams went head to head to see who would take the title of post champions during a heated match that turned the championship into a double-elimination bout.

  • Lundy promoted to major general

    Jul 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general was promoted to major general during a ceremony July 22 in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • New commissary on track for June

    Jul 24, 2014

    The walls and roof have gone up and the foundation has been poured, but it will still be a bit of a wait before the new commissary on Ruf Avenue will open for customers.

  • Pharmacy reopens inside clinic

    Jul 24, 2014

    It's been more than a year since the pharmacy at Lyster Army Health Clinic relocated to its temporary location, but it has finally made the move back into the clinic to better serve patients with its new, state-of-the-art facility.

  • Air Traffic, Air Space course graduates largest class

    Jul 24, 2014

    One of the newest military occupation specialties in Army Aviation graduated its largest class July 21, signaling new interest in an important role in air traffic control.

  • ACS survey results assess needs of community

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Army Community Service Needs Assessment Survey results are in, and officials say the results were no surprise.

  • Renters beware: Remain vigilant while house hunting

    Jul 24, 2014

    Just about every renter has a story, and many don't end so well. Some renters end up paying for repairs, losing their deposits, running into scams on-line and hashing things out in small claims court. To be sure, landlords have their own horror stories about tenants. But Van Danford, chief of housing, wants to share some expert tips for would-be renters that could prove beneficial in the long run.

  • Lemon Lot offers deals on wheels, boats, more

    Jul 24, 2014

    The hassle and stress of buying and selling big-ticket items can be overwhelming, but Fort Rucker's Lemon Lot helps to alleviate that strain, and may leave patrons with a feeling that is more sweet than sour.

  • No horsing around: Ongoing renovations create riding stables clubhouse

    Jul 24, 2014

    Where a once dilapidated building stood, now stands a freshly renovated symbol of renewal at the Fort Rucker Riding Stables.

  • Roller derby: North Georgia takes down Bollweevil Bruisers

    Jul 24, 2014

    They still skate under wild names, stop opponents with booty blocks and laugh off rink rash, but the local Enterprise roller derby team -- primarily made up of military spouses and active-duty Soldiers -- was ready to rumble July 19 against the North Georgia Roller Girls in a bout at the Enterprise Fun Factory.

  • Lyster staff encourages immunization

    Jul 24, 2014

    Although summer vacation is still in full swing, the Lyster Army Health Clinic Immunization Clinic staff is asking parents to start thinking about their child's immunizations a little earlier this year.

  • SECDEF visits Fort Rucker: 1-on-1 Q&A with Chuck Hagel

    Jul 17, 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the home of Army Aviation July 10 and took time to speak with senior leaders, visit and hold a question-and-answer session with hundreds of Soldiers and discuss the Army Aviation Restructure Initiative.

  • iWATCH promotes awareness effort

    Jul 17, 2014

    When it comes to the safety and security of people on Fort Rucker, law enforcement can only do so much, so one program encourages people to keep a watchful eye for suspicious activity.

  • New school year: Parent, student participation vital to 'fantastic' experience

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Rucker Elementary School officials are ready to welcome students back to school Aug. 5, and even though teachers return July 31 there is much to do before the bells ring to begin class.

  • Veterinary facility reiterates changes

    Jul 17, 2014

    Thank you Fort Rucker Family for allowing us to continue to serve you and your pets. I hope all is well and you all had a great July 4. This letter is to reiterate changes that have been implemented from higher headquarters for all military veterinary treatment facilities that are also affecting the Fort Rucker VTF.

  • Dinner-and-a-movie: Post theater offers something old, new

    Jul 17, 2014

    It has been a little less than a year since the Fort Rucker Post Theater reopened its doors after a complete digital renovation, and theater officials are finding innovative ways to fulfill the needs of the community's movie goers.

  • A horse is a horse but riding stables is one of a kind

    Jul 17, 2014

    Many Army garrisons have conveniently located horse stables with a variety of equestrian services, and while some offer guided trail and pony rides others offer stall and pasture board, but none of them offer the amount of services that Fort Rucker does.

  • Body Mechanics offers retreat from stress

    Jul 17, 2014

    The stress of Army life, whether for Soldiers, Family members or the civilian workforce, can become overwhelming, but Fort Rucker offers a way that people on the installation can pamper themselves and find relief.

  • Great outdoors: Programs keep wounded warriors active

    Jul 17, 2014

    Outdoor recreation has a number of ways for people on the installation to take to the outdoors, and Fort Rucker makes sure that wounded warriors aren't left out when it comes to taking on the wilderness.

  • For Freedom: Wiregrass celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Thousands flocked to Fort Rucker's festival fields from all across the South to celebrate the nation's Independence Day during this year's Wiregrass Freedom Fest July 3.

  • New home: Lyster pharmacy closes for move

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will close temporarily from July 16-20 to move to its new, permanent location inside the clinic.

  • ACLC welcomes new commander

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center Logistics Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony July 1 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Expert advises: Make job fairs pay off

    Jul 11, 2014

    Have you ever contemplated attending a job fair but thought, "Why bother? It's only a waste of my time." Well, you are not alone.

  • Safety first: Fort Rucker continues to emphasize motorcycle safety awareness

    Jul 11, 2014

    Soldiers thinking about hitting the road on two wheels or buying a motorcycle need to make safety Priority No. 1, according to Fort Rucker officials.

  • Absentee voting easy, important for Soldiers, Families

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many myths and untruths that surround absentee voting, which sometimes discourage Soldiers and their Families from participating in an important aspect of American democracy, but one Fort Rucker official's mission is to make sure everyone gets the information they need to exercise their right to vote while away from home.

  • Arts and Crafts Center's products, services help people de-stress, learn hobbies

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many ways people can learn new things and decompress after a hard day and the Fort Rucker Arts and Crafts Center's mission is to help people learn multiple skills and find peace of mind through crafts.

  • DFMWR photo scavenger hunt offers fun, prizes

    Jul 11, 2014

    Posting photos to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on the Internet is a popular way many people choose to show friends and Family fun and interesting activities that are going on in their lives, and Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is jumping on the bandwagon.

  • Shut down: Outcast defeats Plug Uglies, 11-0

    Jul 11, 2014

    While the rest of the world sat amazed at Germany's triumphant 7-1 victory over Brazil in the World Cup, some of Fort Rucker's finest were busy in a heated competition of their own.

  • USAACE welcomes deputy to commanding general

    Jul 7, 2014

    Fort Rucker welcomed a new deputy to the commanding general during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 27.

  • Army Aeromedical Center, Lyster AHC welcomes new commander

    Jul 7, 2014

    The No. 1-ranked medical facility in U.S. Army Medical Command welcomed a new commander as Fort Rucker bid farewell to one of its most familiar faces.

  • Air Traffic Services Command, 164th TAOG welcomes new commander

    Jul 7, 2014

    Friends, Family and coworkers arrived in droves June 25 to welcome the new commander of the Air Traffic Services Command and 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group and to bid farewell to the outgoing senior officer.

  • 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment welcomes new command team

    Jul 7, 2014

    A centuries-old tradition was carried out on Howze Field in a change of command and responsibility ceremony for the Squared Away unit June 25.

  • Army transitions from ACAP to Soldier for Life

    Jul 7, 2014

    The Army's Human Resources Command recently announced that the Army Career and Alumni Program has changed names effective immediately to Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program.

  • Customer feedback drives Fort Rucker services

    Jul 7, 2014

    Customer feedback is a way for people to stay connected and improve the services and products that they care so much about, and providing that kind of feedback is no different when it comes to improving the community that so many Soldiers and Families call home.

  • Lending Hangar ready to help those PCSing in, out

    Jul 7, 2014

    There is a service in the Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 5700, that is here to help Soldiers and Families out in the busy permanent change of station season.

  • Day in the Life: Library chief keeps knowledge flowing to Soldiers

    Jul 7, 2014

    Many people driving down Ruf Avenue might pass the Aviation Technical Library and the Aviation Learning Center in Bldg. 9204 and think that the facility is only for flight school students, but officials there want people to know that is "simply not so."

  • Swift and Deadly stomps Lowe Ballers in softball

    Jul 7, 2014

    As the Fort Rucker Intramural Softball regular season winds down, teams are going head to head to fight for a spot in the championship, and one team is looking to secure its spot at the top.

  • Summer nutrition: Healthy eating a Family affair

    Jul 7, 2014

    School is out for the summer and that means more meals are being made at home. This summer, try new recipes with your children and even have them help in the kitchen to encourage healthy eating choices.

  • Silver Wings Band plans spectacular show for Freedom Fest

    Jun 27, 2014

    Freedom Fest is right around the corner with its enticing funnel cakes, bouncy houses and fireworks show, and the musical aspect of the day is warming up horns and drums to ensure the show is one to remember.

  • NCOA instructor earns Order of Saint Michael

    Jun 27, 2014

    Before he said farewell to friends and coworkers, an NCO Academy instructor received the bronze Order of Saint Michael award June 20.

  • Post run highlights safety, health

    Jun 27, 2014

    Fort Rucker leadership wants to highlight health and safety during the Fourth of July weekend and it's hosting a post run as a way to kick off the festivities.

  • Officials urge watchful eye on personal information

    Jun 27, 2014

    Although there are many ways to protect one's personally identifiable information, such as companies or organizations that will keep a watchful eye on PII, Fort Rucker officials want to remind people that responsibility still falls on the individual.

  • USAARL researcher's sensory science efforts make a difference

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Army uses all types of technology to better the Soldier, but that technology must start from somewhere, and one researcher at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory is making it his mission to make a difference.

  • Outdoor recreation offers variety of activities on Fort Rucker

    Jun 27, 2014

    Summer is in full swing, and Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of activities to keep people going throughout the season.

  • Triathlon: Fort Rucker event tests 'Army Strong'

    Jun 27, 2014

    Fort Rucker held its annual Army Strong Triathlon June 21 on West Beach at Lake Tholocco where competitors swam, biked and ran to show their prowess as triathletes.

  • Above the Best: Aviator flourishes on All-Army Triathlon Team

    Jun 27, 2014

    Second Lt. Justine Emge, D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, represented the Army, May 31, 2014, at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, as she competed in the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship for the All-Army Triathlon Team.

  • 1-13th Avn. Regt. welcomes new command team

    Jun 19, 2014

    A centuries-old tradition was carried out on Howze Field in a change of command and responsibility ceremony for the Swift and Deadly unit June 13.

  • Air Force 23rd Flying Training Squadron welcomes new commander

    Jun 19, 2014

    Friends, Family and coworkers showed up in droves June 13 to welcome the new commander of the Air Force 23rd Flying Training Squadron.

  • Author, expert, survivor shares experience with garrison workforce

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker is always looking to improve its efficiency, whether it's the best way to train Aviators or use resources wisely, and the recent Garrison Planning Forum served as a valuable tool to help the installation improve its workforce.

  • Teamwork, collaboration lead to success

    Jun 19, 2014

    Many installations struggle towards a successful relationship between those who want to sustain or enhance natural resources and those who consume or have a direct impact on the training lands.

  • Army Emergency Relief raises more than $122,000

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker once again proved it knows how to give to those in need as the local 2014 Army Emergency Relief Campaign closed after raising more than $122,000.

  • Officials give community a voice through survey

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Community Health Promotion Council is giving the community a voice by hosting a needs assessment survey, and there is still time for people to submit their opinions.

  • Gunnery Branch hosts target demonstration

    Jun 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Gunnery Branch recently updated its gunnery manual to include new requirements regarding maritime and overwater training.

  • USAARL hosts area youth in summer program

    Jun 19, 2014

    There are many ways for children to learn, whether it's in the classroom or at home, but the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory provides a platform for children to learn through interaction and hands-on experience.

  • Written in Stone: Museum places bricks to recognize contributions

    Jun 19, 2014

    Soldiers -- past, present and future -- who want to immortalize their contribution to Army Aviation, or others who'd simply like to see their names etched in stone at the U.S Army Aviation Museum, are invited to purchase commemorative bricks that are featured on a new walkway at the museum's entrance.

  • Diamond duel: Plug Uglies take down Dustoff, 15-4

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker's intramural softball season is well under way and teams are fighting for a shot at the championship, and the Plug Uglies have the crown in their sights.

  • Lyster pharmacy increases formulary, capacity for retirees' prescriptions

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy has expanded its medication list over the past three years to better serve its retiree population and make filling prescriptions even easier.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Army birthday with events, parade

    Jun 13, 2014

    The Army is celebrating its 239th birthday June 14, and Fort Rucker is getting in on the celebration.

  • 93rd Signal deems Fort Rucker Network Enterprise Center best

    Jun 13, 2014

    When it comes to winning awards, Fort Rucker is no stranger to the feat, and the installation's Network Enterprise Center continues that commitment to excellence with its most recent win.

  • Latest SHARP training seeks to find middle ground

    Jun 13, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program has taken many avenues to educate Army workers and Soldiers and to raise awareness about sexual violence, but a new program sought to bridge the gap between troop generations.

  • Transitioning: Benefits to starting ACAP early

    Jun 13, 2014

    Congress has given the authority for transitioning Soldiers who have served a minimum of 180 days on active duty to begin using Army Career and Alumni Program services 18 months prior to their expiration term of service and two years prior to their retirement date.

  • Health smart: Commissary hosts Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker is always looking to help its citizens get in shape by promoting a healthy lifestyle, and the installation continued that effort with a festival to highlight healthy living choices Friday-Sunday.

  • Day in the Life: ATC Students keep eyes on the sky

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker's skies are filled with the familiar sound of rotor blades chopping through the air, but without air traffic controllers on the ground, those birds might be in for a rough ride.

  • National colors returned to 145th

    Jun 13, 2014

    After 42 years, a part of the unit's heritage was returned to 1-145th Aviation Regiment.

  • Children use all senses to learn life lessons at Vacation Bible School

    Jun 13, 2014

    Children of all ages on Fort Rucker got the chance to learn life lessons on a biblical scale at this year's Fort Rucker Vacation Bible School at the Spiritual Life Center.

  • Paws to read: Center Library kicks off summer reading program

    Jun 13, 2014

    There are many summer sports activities that children can get involved in before school begins in the fall, but one program on post seeks to improve children's minds.

  • Tryouts in full swing for running team

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker has one of the top running teams in the country, placing second in its division last year in the Army 10-Miler, and the team is looking for recruits to fill out its ranks.

  • Lyster explains why primary care managers may change

    Jun 13, 2014

    If you have ever gotten a letter from your military treatment facility stating that your primary care manager has changed, you may have felt frustrated and upset about seeing a new doctor.

  • Setting traps: Army invention helps prevent mosquito-borne disease

    Jun 13, 2014

    It took more than 20 years, but a device invented by Army entomologists to control the population of mosquitoes that carry diseases is now available to installations.