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  • CG sends winter holiday season safety message

    Dec 20, 2012

    Our Winter Safety Campaign is well under way as Soldiers, Army civilians and their Families are making preparations for the holiday season.

  • Scholarships help military Families

    Dec 20, 2012

    Fort Rucker is home to numerous opportunities for Soldiers and their Families to earn educational scholarships and grants.

  • The Landing hosts holiday event for Soldiers, Families

    Dec 20, 2012

    Christmas is just around the corner and the man in the red suit is making the final checks on his list, but Families had another opportunity to get on Santa's good side while enjoying a hot breakfast at the Landing.

  • CYSS offers teen babysitter training

    Dec 20, 2012

    Child, youth and school services offers teens the chance to take off the training wheels and become entrepreneurs with its annual babysitter training course in January.

  • Aviation museum displays Christopher Kringle's flight jacket

    Dec 20, 2012

    Officials at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum have set up a display showing the original flight jacket of Warrant Officer Christopher Kringle, at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Lyster encourages healthy eating

    Dec 20, 2012

    Food is an important way that friends and Family express their love and appreciation during the holidays; however, it doesn't have to mean adding additional inches to your waistline.

  • Zumba: Dancing to a healthier lifestyle, shedding holiday weight

    Dec 20, 2012

    People may put on a few pounds throughout the holiday season, but Zumba offers a different way to shed them back off again.

  • Families invited to strike in new year at bowling center

    Dec 20, 2012

    As the year comes to a close, people are making preparations and getting ready to start their resolutions, and the Fort Rucker Bowling Center wants to offer people a different way to ring in the new year.

  • IOTQ winner moving on up -- IOTY

    Dec 13, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 2012 United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Instructor of the Year Award will be presented to Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Kroviak, Company D, 2-13th Aviation, common core instructor, on Friday at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Post lights Christmas tree

    Dec 13, 2012

    The community came together Dec. 6 to celebrate the Christmas season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Howze Field.

  • CFC surpasses goal, raises more than $1.2 million

    Dec 13, 2012

    It's hard to put a price on the gift of giving, but Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign officials can proudly say that they've raised $1,218,475 for those in need.

  • Tinsel, travel, trash -- officials offer holiday safety tips

    Dec 13, 2012

    Holiday exodus approaches and holiday shopping is in full swing while Families prepare to leave for a long vacation, so officials at the Fort Rucker Provost Marshal's Office want to make sure Soldiers and Families stay safe and smart while shopping, traveling and leaving their homes behind.

  • AAAA recognizes Tomahawks, Aviators

    Dec 13, 2012

    Fort Rucker honored several Aviators at the Landing for exceptional performance at the Army Aviation Association of America social Dec. 6. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment were recognized for their hard work in organizing the annual Chili 5k and Cook-off and two Soldiers were bestowed the Order of St. Michael award in silver and bronze.

  • Fort Rucker Post Theater to dim lights

    Dec 13, 2012

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service decided recently to close the Fort Rucker Post Theater because of the costs involved in upgrading it to a digital facility.

  • Students graduate from drug awareness program

    Dec 13, 2012

    Families and friends gathered at the Fort Rucker Elementary School gymnasium Dec. 7 to see more than 70 fifth grade students graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

  • Lyster encourages Soldiers, civilians to go tobacco free

    Dec 13, 2012

    Victoria Knighton, a nurse's aide during the 1960s, recalled a time when employees and patients alike were permitted to smoke inside the patient hospital room. Smoking in the hallways of a medical treatment facility was also considered normal.

  • Course offers different strokes

    Dec 13, 2012

    Many would argue that there is no such thing as too much recreation, and Fort Rucker is adding to its repertoire of recreational activities with the addition of a new flying disc course at Beaver Lake.

  • State-of-the-art youth center opens

    Dec 6, 2012

    Fort Rucker ended overcrowding issues and opened up numerous opportunities for its teen community when it cut the ribbon and began operating the new youth center on 7th Avenue Nov. 30.

  • Aviation hero speaks with Soldiers

    Dec 6, 2012

    In the war on terrorism where the enemy does not wear a uniform, and women and children are used as decoys or sacrifices, the knowledge and experience of a retired Vietnam colonel who fought and survived a guerrilla war is invaluable to Soldiers.

  • Operation Celebration provides Christmas cheer for Soldiers

    Dec 6, 2012

    Recognizing that many Soldiers do not get to spend the holidays at home with their loved ones, students at Fort Rucker Primary School put some holiday cheer in a box to lessen the holiday blues that some deployed Soldiers may feel.

  • Local leaders renew commitment to Families

    Dec 6, 2012

    Local leadership re-signed the Army Family Covenant Nov. 30 at the Worthwhile Information Needing Distribution meeting at the Landing to show its continuing commitment to taking care of Families.

  • DUI consequences far-reaching

    Dec 6, 2012

    Driving under the influence not only jeopardizes the lives of the offender and everyone around them, but if caught, it can also have far-reaching consequences for the driver's career.

  • Safety officials offer tips for winter driving

    Dec 6, 2012

    Winter is a popular time for travel as people hurry to get to their Families in time for the holiday season, but Aviation Branch Safety Office officials want to make sure that people reach their destinations safely.

  • Picerne hosts milk, cookies with Santa

    Dec 6, 2012

    It's the time of year when red noses, reindeer antlers and unique sweaters are donned to spread Christmas cheer, and Picerne Military Housing gets in on the action with its Milk and Cookies with Santa event.

  • Hollyday Bazaar raises money for scholarships

    Dec 6, 2012

    More than 1,200 people came out to Yano Hall to enjoy everything the 2012 Fort Rucker Community Spouses' Club Hollyday Bazaar had to offer Dec. 1.

  • Lyster encourages adults to receive immunizations

    Dec 6, 2012

    Keeping abreast of recommended routine immunizations is not just child's play. Adults need immunizations too.

  • 4H provides new experiences for youth

    Dec 6, 2012

    Deployments are hard on military Family members, but trying new experiences can help Families cope with the separation.

  • 1-145th wins championship

    Dec 6, 2012

    Competition was heated as the D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment Bama Bombers met A Co., 1st Bn., 145th Avn. Regt. on the football field to play out two games to decide which team would take the title as 2012 Fort Rucker intramural football champions.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts 3 NCOs

    Nov 29, 2012

    Three Soldiers were inducted into Fort Rucker's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Nov. 20.

  • Army Band hosts CG's Holiday Concert Dec. 13

    Nov 29, 2012

    The 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band hosts the Fort Rucker Commanding General's Holiday Concert: "Joy to the World!" at the Fort Rucker Post Theater, Bldg. 9212, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. to promote holiday cheer and good will.

  • USAARL: 50 years of research for Army air, ground warriors

    Nov 29, 2012

    The U.S. reported a decline in the number of Aviation mishaps during fiscal year 2011. The decrease in numbers from 237 mishaps in fiscal year 2010 to 189 mishaps during fiscal year 2011 may be due in part of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker that helps save lives by testing helicopter equipment for the Army.

  • Angel Tree benefits post children

    Nov 29, 2012

    With Black Friday done and gone, and many shopper's holiday purchases tucked away, the last thing many people want to do is brave the seasonal crowds again to purchase more gifts.

  • Holiday cheer on tap at post events

    Nov 29, 2012

    Christmas traditions, some would say, are what make the season memorable and special, and Fort Rucker has a few traditions of its own coming up to welcome the Christmas holiday.

  • DPS officials warn of invisible carbon monoxide danger

    Nov 29, 2012

    The holidays are a time for gift giving and Family, but Directorate of Public Safety officials warn that an invisible danger lurks as the weather turns cooler.

  • Craft center offers personalized Christmas gifts

    Nov 29, 2012

    With so many stores and gifts to choose from this holiday season, gift buying for friends and loved ones may seem like a daunting task, but officials at the Fort Rucker Arts and Craft Center can make gift purchasing a pleasant and easygoing experience.

  • Bama Bombers advance to final

    Nov 29, 2012

    As rain fell on the field, the D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment Bama Bombers took on the U.S. Army Aviation Research Laboratory's Double Tap during an intramural football playoff game at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility Nov. 26.

  • Checkpoints promote safe driving

    Nov 21, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Provost Marshal's Office and the Directorate of Public Safety will conduct several compliance checkpoints throughout the next few weeks to promote safe driving.

  • FRG open house highlights Fort Rucker Family services

    Nov 21, 2012

    Family readiness is considered a lifestyle for Soldiers and their Families, and Picerne Military Housing along with a few other organizations on Fort Rucker put together a Family Readiness Group open house Nov. 15 to help Families be proactive, and educate them on some of the opportunities that are available on Fort Rucker and in the community.

  • Post participates in America Recycles Day

    Nov 21, 2012

    As electronic systems age and people upgrade, the importance of properly disposing of old electronics is stepping into the limelight of recycling, and Fort Rucker participated in a national campaign, America Recycles Day, Nov. 15 to reduce electronic waste.

  • CG holiday message to Fort Rucker community

    Nov 21, 2012

    Happy Holidays! From my Family to you and yours, we wish you a very merry holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

  • DPW, Picerne offer winter home tips

    Nov 21, 2012

    With the ups and downs of the winter weather experienced in the southeast, it can sometimes be hard to know what to do to keep homes warm, but Picerne Military Housing and Directorate of Public Work officials offer tips on how to efficiently heat homes and keep them safe during the cold months.

  • Fort Rucker outdoor event brings Families, community together

    Nov 21, 2012

    Cozying up next to a fire and having some hot cocoa on a cold November night is how about 150 Soldiers and Family members spent part of their Friday night during the Camping Under the Stars event at Lake Tholocco's West Beach.

  • Bazaar offers holiday fun for a good cause

    Nov 21, 2012

    The time for holiday decorations and presents approaches and the Fort Rucker Community Spouses' Club offers a good opportunity for people to get ready for the upcoming gift-giving season.

  • 145th knocks Squared Away out of playoffs

    Nov 21, 2012

    A Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment took down the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment's Squared Away as they met on the football field in a close game at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility Nov. 15.

  • Fort Rucker honors veterans

    Nov 15, 2012

    Hundreds of Soldiers and civilians gathered at Veterans Park as Fort Rucker honored its past and present service members Nov. 9 during a Veterans Day ceremony.

  • Fort Rucker facility goes Net Zero energy

    Nov 15, 2012

    Waste not. It is a common adage that many people have heard throughout life, but Fort Rucker, Ala., is taking the saying to heart as it implements its first Net Zero energy facility, slated for completion by the end of December.

  • ACS offers resilience training for Families

    Nov 15, 2012

    Military Family life has its share of ups and downs, but one Fort Rucker program hopes to provide Family members with the tools they need to get through difficult times.

  • Winter tips for 4-legged Family members

    Nov 15, 2012

    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 Stray Facility offer tips on keeping pets safe and happy during these hairy times.

  • Thanksgiving events usher in holiday season

    Nov 15, 2012

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner and events are planned throughout the holiday to help Fort Rucker Families and single Soldiers enjoy the holidays.

  • Post offers food safety tips for holidays

    Nov 15, 2012

    Safety may not be at the forefront of people's minds while shopping for gifts and preparing Family holiday meals, but officials around Fort Rucker remind Soldiers and Families that safely preparing those meals is essential to healthy living and a less stressful holiday.

  • School shows appreciation for substitutes, aides

    Nov 15, 2012

    Some would argue that teaching is among the toughest and most rewarding jobs there is, and Fort Rucker Primary School is showing its appreciation to those that do more than teach -- they help children grow.

  • Troy University honors Soldiers

    Nov 15, 2012

    For more than 15 years Troy University has honored veterans and the military with a Military Appreciation Day, but this year's celebration was packed full of extra tributes to honor those who have served and those currently serving.

  • 33 Soldiers earn gold for German badge

    Nov 15, 2012

    The Olympic Games have long since ended, but Soldiers on Fort Rucker had the opportunity to go for the gold during the six-week German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge competition.

  • Retired Soldier earns Dutch award

    Nov 8, 2012

    A retired American Soldier earned the Dutch Combat Insignia during a Dutch graduation ceremony at the International Military Student Office on Fort Rucker Nov. 1.

  • Fort Rucker honors military Families at Chili Cook-off

    Nov 8, 2012

    Soldiers, Families and civilians flooded the Festival Fields Nov. 3 for the 21st annual Chili 5k and Cook-off where military Families were also honored for their sacrifices.

  • Post celebrates Native American Heritage

    Nov 8, 2012

    Fort Rucker held a kickoff celebration for Native American Heritage Nov. 2-3 at the post exchange.

  • 1-145th students give back to community

    Nov 8, 2012

    During the past several weeks, student Soldiers with B Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment collected non-perishable items for the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank as part of a community service project.

  • Students learn problem solving at mock election

    Nov 8, 2012

    As people all over the nation cast their votes for the president of the United States Nov. 6, students at the Fort Rucker Primary School wouldn't be left out as they cast their own votes in a mock election.

  • Post offers free Family fun at camping event

    Nov 8, 2012

    Fort Rucker will show its appreciation for military Families by offering some free Family fun with the Camping Under the Stars event Nov. 16 at Lake Tholocco's West Beach.

  • Specials galore during Military Family Month

    Nov 8, 2012

    Military Families will find numerous free products and services along with discounted prices at Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities throughout November as part of Military Family Appreciation Month.

  • Bombers blow away Phantoms

    Nov 8, 2012

    The D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment Bama Bombers and the 110th Aviation Brigade Phantoms met in cold weather for some friendly competition to battle it out on the field during an intramural flag football game Nov. 6.

  • Chili 5k kicks off cook-off, promotes fitness

    Nov 8, 2012

    People came out by the hundreds to the festival fields to participate in the Chili 5k run to kickoff the 21st annual Chili Cook-off.

  • RAD honors, assists local retirees

    Nov 1, 2012

    Retirees from all over came by the hundreds to take advantage of the services and information provided by Fort Rucker during Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 26.

  • Native American Heritage event educates, entertains

    Nov 1, 2012

    The diversity of the Army will take center stage Nov. 2-3 when Fort Rucker celebrates Native American Heritage Month at the Main Exchange.

  • Holiday programs help post Families in need

    Nov 1, 2012

    Fort Rucker takes care of its own with programs to help Families of Soldiers and civilians in need throughout the holiday season.

  • Legal office: Debt collectors and you

    Nov 1, 2012

    So, you're behind on some bills. You had a run of bad luck, but you're trying to get back on your feet. Suddenly, your phone starts ringing like the geyser, Old Faithful, every hour on the hour from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. -- it's the debt collectors calling!

  • Fort Rucker honors 13 retirees during ceremony

    Nov 1, 2012

    A standing room-only crowd turned out to thank and honor 13 Soldiers and civilians upon their retirement from service to their country during a ceremony Oct. 26 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • E-cycling drive returns to post Nov. 15

    Nov 1, 2012

    Recycling may take a little more effort than taking out the trash, especially when it comes to outdated electronics, but the Fort Rucker E-cycling Drive is designed to make it easier for people to recycle their old, unwanted electronics.

  • K9 demonstration tops off Red Ribbon Week

    Nov 1, 2012

    Police officers came by the Fort Rucker Primary School and taught students an important lesson and offered a unique way for them to learn about the dangers of drug use.

  • Event provides unique Halloween experience

    Nov 1, 2012

    Hundreds of Family members were greeted with fair weather and the spirit of Halloween as they visited the Fort Rucker Riding Stables for the Children's Fall Festival Oct. 26.

  • Event helps local clergy understand military Family issues

    Nov 1, 2012

    Clergy from around the Wiregrass visited Fort Rucker's Wings Chapel Oct. 25 for the annual Clergy Appreciation Day to get training from Army chaplains.

  • ACS trains new Care Team members

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Army Community Service Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program offers care team training Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Bldg. 5700 and invites everyone to participate in the program.

  • Hunt finale raises nearly $30K

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Wounded Warrior Hunt raised about $30,000, all of which will go directly back into outdoor recreation to fund programs or equipment for wounded warriors.

  • Iron Aviator: Captains compete for coveted title

    Nov 1, 2012

    In a clash of sweat, dedication and willpower Soldiers from the 12-03 class of the Aviation Captains Career Course competed in the Iron Aviator competition Oct. 24 at Beaver Lake and the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility.

  • PT road closures focus on safety

    Oct 25, 2012

    The morning rush to get to work can be hectic at times, but the safety of Soldiers during physical training hours should be everyone's first priority according to Directorate of Public Safety officials.

  • Former undercover cop discusses PTSD

    Oct 25, 2012

    Bob Delaney, NBA referee and former undercover police officer, spoke to Soldiers, Families and civilians on post-traumatic stress at the post theater during his visit to Fort Rucker Oct. 23-24.

  • Chili events provide food, fun, fitness

    Oct 25, 2012

    Cooler weather has reached Fort Rucker, and people can warm up with a hot cup of chili or get their blood pumping with the Chili 5K during the Army Aviation Center Chapter's 21st Annual Chili 5K and Cook-off in the field between 4th Street and Division Road Nov. 3.

  • DAGIR takes Aviation training to new heights

    Oct 25, 2012

    The Army is often at the forefront of innovation when it comes to technological advances and training, and Aviation training is no exception.

  • Veterans receive recognition for helping out

    Oct 25, 2012

    Many people see the older gentlemen shuttling elderly and disabled patients around the Lyster Army Health Clinic parking lot in a golf cart, but few recognize the honorable deed they complete each day.

  • Improvements enhance customer experience

    Oct 25, 2012

    Grocery shopping can be pleasant for some and stressful for others, but the commissary on Fort Rucker is looking to relieve some of that stress with improvements to patrons' shopping experience.

  • Sesame Street Experience entertains, educates youth

    Oct 25, 2012

    The Sesame Street Experience tour returned to Fort Rucker Oct. 18-19 with a new story and a new character that catered specifically to military children, who were up and dancing throughout the performances.

  • ACS provides tips to avoid holiday financial hangovers

    Oct 25, 2012

    Avoiding a holiday money hangover can be difficult with the pressures of gift giving, but the financial counselors at Army Community Service offer help staying on track while being a responsible consumer.

  • Rally spotlights after-school programs

    Oct 25, 2012

    With some after-school program budgets shrinking, rallies like the Lights on After-school open house held Oct. 18 at the Fort Rucker Youth Center bring awareness to how important after-school programs are to children, parents and the community.

  • 145th takes down USAARL Double Tap

    Oct 25, 2012

    A Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Brigade met the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory's Double Tap on the football field at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility during an intramural football game Oct. 23.

  • Conference gives voice to Families

    Oct 18, 2012

    Delegates from all aspects of military life gathered Oct. 10 and 11 at Wings Chapel on Andrews Avenue to discuss how to improve Army programs through the Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Expo educates children, adults

    Oct 18, 2012

    The future of energy use and fuel consumption is ever changing, and Fort Rucker aims to be at the forefront when it comes to implementing and educating people on the installation on going green.

  • Flu vaccination limited now, broadens later

    Oct 18, 2012

    Influenza season is upon Fort Rucker but Lyster Army Health Clinic is currently offering the vaccine to active-duty personnel and children less than 3 years old only, but encourages everyone to remain vigilant about getting the vaccine.

  • NBA ref, former undercover cop speaks to Soldiers

    Oct 18, 2012

    NBA referee and former undercover policeman Bob Delaney will visit Fort Rucker Oct. 23-24 to speak to Soldiers, spouses and civilians about post traumatic stress.

  • Legal office advises on deer strikes, claims

    Oct 18, 2012

    It's almost that time of year again when the deer are running amuck and doing seemingly idiotic things like jumping in front of cars as they travel to and fro.

  • Creepy critters not just for Halloween

    Oct 18, 2012

    October brings with it the fun and frights of Halloween, but the cooler weather can also bring out real-life creepy critters that people might encounter in the wilderness.

  • USAARL celebrates 50 years of excellence, innovation

    Oct 18, 2012

    Soldiers and senior leaders of Fort Rucker came together at the Neel Aeromedical Science Center to celebrate the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory's 50th anniversary, and pay tribute to its buildings namesake, Maj. Gen. Spurgeon Neel.

  • Aviation spouses soar, earn wings

    Oct 18, 2012

    Fifty-nine women and one man earned their Aviator wings Oct. 12 after successfully completing Aviation Spouse Day on Fort Rucker.

  • Firefighters educate children during Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 18, 2012

    Fort Rucker fire prevention officials along with the Fort Rucker Fire Department educated the installation on the importance of fire safety during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-13.

  • Post events offer fun, fitness, frights

    Oct 18, 2012

    Halloween gives people plenty to be scared of during the holiday, but people on Fort Rucker shouldn't be afraid to attend events on the installation that offer fun, food, fitness and frights.

  • Mobile Battleship blasts Fort Rucker Fliers out of sky

    Oct 18, 2012

    Fair weather greeted the Fort Rucker Fliers as they took the field Oct. 13 against Mobile Battleship in a friendly yet competitive game of rugby.

  • Families welcome Soldiers home

    Oct 15, 2012

    Thirteen Soldiers from the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group returned to Family and friends at Fort Rucker after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan during a ceremony at the Spiritual Life Center Oct. 8.

  • New facility improves Soldiers' quality of life

    Oct 15, 2012

    The Army focuses on improving the quality of life for Soldiers and their families, and Fort Rucker, Ala., wants to make sure that single Soldiers aren't excluded when it comes to quality-of-life improvements.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day offers health fair, dinner

    Oct 15, 2012

    Fort Rucker invites retirees and their Families from across the Wiregrass to attend the 38th annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 26.

  • Aviation grad follows parents' flight path

    Oct 15, 2012

    Anticipation filled the air as almost 50 Aviators came together at the post theater during the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Aviator Course graduation ceremony to be pinned with their wings, with one graduate continuing a Family tradition in Army Aviation.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month kicks off with Purple Friday

    Oct 15, 2012

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and people from around post showed their support by donning purple and participating in the kickoff event at Bldg. 5700 Oct. 5.

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