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  • ACAP teaches transitioning Soldiers career building

    Feb 21, 2013

    Transitioning out of the military can be a stressful process, but the Army Career and Alumni Program strives to make that process one that leaves Soldiers and their Families with a head start in their futures.

  • Education center offers info for scholarship season

    Feb 21, 2013

    It is scholarship season, and the Fort Rucker Education Center has the information people need to stop procrastinating filling out the paperwork that has been collecting near the computer and begin the task of completing scholarship applications for the 2013 school year.

  • Girls Night Out returns with new choices, more entertainment

    Feb 21, 2013

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites women to enjoy the fifth bi-annual Girls Night Out at the ballroom in The Landing March 1.

  • Military Saves Campaign encourages wealth, not debt

    Feb 21, 2013

    Financial institutions on post are joining forces and gearing up for Military Saves Week, Feb. 25 through March 2, to help educate military Families about how they can save and spend their money wiser.

  • Lyster commissary tour helps people make healthy choices

    Feb 21, 2013

    Walking down the aisles at a grocery store can be overwhelming and that's why Lyster Army Health Clinic offers commissary tours to teach participants how to shop for healthy food.

  • SWGC seeks new, old members for 2013 season

    Feb 21, 2013

    Fort Rucker's Silver Wings Golf Course is looking to keep its current members while recruiting new members to join its ranks during its membership drive through the month of March.

  • Training tests survival plans

    Feb 14, 2013

    Preparing for a life-or-death situation can be a grim truth, but installation officials said it's a necessary reality that people need to face.

  • ACS offers Family resilience training

    Feb 14, 2013

    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.

  • NCOA platoon digs up praise from Daleville community

    Feb 14, 2013

    Soldiers from the Noncommissioned Officers Academy were recognized for their selfless service to the Daleville Senior Center during a ceremony Feb. 7.

  • International students need local sponsors

    Feb 14, 2013

    For those seeking to expand their knowledge of another culture or wanting to help the Fort Rucker community, the International Military Student Office offers an opportunity for people to open their minds as a social student and spouse sponsor.

  • Senior leaders' spouses tour USAARL

    Feb 14, 2013

    Spouses of active and retired Army Aviation senior leaders received a tour of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker Jan. 29.

  • Marriage program teaches better communication

    Feb 14, 2013

    All relationships have their ups and downs and their twists and turns, especially for military Families, so to help strengthen Fort Rucker Families, Army Community Service offers the ScreamFree Marriage Program to help bring Families closer together through respectful communication.

  • EFMP donates materials to school library

    Feb 14, 2013

    The Exceptional Family Member Program donated more than 40 books and DVDs to the Fort Rucker Elementary School Library in January.

  • Lyster commander seeks feedback

    Feb 14, 2013

    Over the past few years, receiving a mailed survey from the Army Medical Command Office of the Surgeon General after a recent appointment at Lyster has probably become commonplace.

  • Eagles soar over Guardians, 55-50

    Feb 14, 2013

    The 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment Eagles soared to a win in intramural basketball game with superior shooting and a bit of luck.

  • Baseball, jump roping registration through Feb. 28

    Feb 14, 2013

    Providing a variety of activities for children on Fort Rucker to participate in is vital to promoting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for youth, and providing different avenues for children to reach these goals is equally important, according to child, youth and school services officials.

  • TAOG Soldiers return home

    Feb 7, 2013

    A happy gathering of Families and friends came together at the Spiritual Life Center as about 25 Soldiers of the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group who deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait last year returned home Feb. 5.

  • Aviators tackle key issues during conference

    Feb 7, 2013

    Army Aviation brigade commanders, their command warrant officers and command sergeants major who were not deployed participated in the Aviation Senior Leaders Conference held at Fort Rucker Jan. 28-31.

  • Black History Month kickoff event celebrates diversity

    Feb 7, 2013

    Fort Rucker held its Black History Month kickoff event Feb. 1 at the main post exchange and organizers, entertainers and patrons agreed that the event helped spread diversity and educated the local community.

  • Job search: Don't forget to say, 'thank you'

    Feb 7, 2013

    So, you're looking for a job and you just made it through the interview. Now what?

  • AAAA honors Soldiers

    Feb 7, 2013

    Soldiers, Family members and senior leaders in Aviation came together at the Landing during the Senior Leaders' Dinner to honor the recipients of the annual Army Aviation Association of America Awards presentation Jan 29.

  • Tactical Tuesday features active shooter survival training

    Feb 7, 2013

    The U.S. has had its fair share of threats, both foreign and domestic, but Fort Rucker officials want to make sure that the installation isn't caught off guard in a life or death situation.

  • Holiday events offer something sweet for all

    Feb 7, 2013

    Valentine's Day is approaching and for the busy couple or Family that is unsure where or how to celebrate Fort Rucker offers many romantic and Family friendly events.

  • Program offers opportunities, experience for teens

    Feb 7, 2013

    Being thrust into the world as a young adult is oftentimes a daunting experience but Fort Rucker Child, Youth and School Services has an apprenticeship program that helps provide career-exploration opportunities to teens.

  • Shred and tread: Class provides low impact, intense workout

    Feb 7, 2013

    With beach season looming, the fitness facilities on Fort Rucker offer different ways to keep on track with workout goals, and one class is more than meets the eye when it comes to fitness intensity.

  • Conference looks to future of Army Aviation

    Feb 1, 2013

    Senior leaders from across Army Aviation came to Fort Rucker to talk about the future of Army Aviation and the changes it will bring.

  • Tax center offers free services on post

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Tax Assistance Center opened Jan. 25 to provide free services as tax season gets into full swing.

  • Socials educate foreign Soldiers on American culture

    Jan 31, 2013

    There are a large number of foreign students that come through Fort Rucker every year, and one way the U.S. Army educates them on American culture is by hosting events that bring the soldiers together.

  • New healthy option at food court

    Jan 31, 2013

    There is a variety of choices when it comes to choosing where to eat in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service food court, and a new option in Subway offers a healthy choice for patrons.

  • Center Library offers free services and programs

    Jan 31, 2013

    From e-books to music to download, to language learning software, the Center Library features a treasure trove of free resources to the community.

  • Fort Rucker school celebrates 100 days in session

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Primary School celebrated its 100th day in school Jan. 25, and school officials and faculty members decided to make it a day of service and learning.

  • Prescription sleeping pills pose morning-after risk for patients

    Jan 31, 2013

    The FDA recently released new guidance for the sleep medication Ambien, and other drugs containing zolpidem, after a report found people who take sleep aids are often still impaired the morning after.

  • Fort Rucker rugby combines with Panama City Hurricanes

    Jan 31, 2013

    The first unofficial game of the rugby season set the stage for a successful season as it pinned the Fort Rucker Fliers against the Panama City Hurricanes, but the two teams will combine during the official season to create the perfect storm.

  • Horseman's challenge rounds up friendly competition, good time

    Jan 31, 2013

    Locals' riding skills and good horse behavior was put to the test Jan. 26 at the second Wiregrass Horseman's Challenge held at the Fort Rucker Riding Stables.

  • Gate change relieves congestion

    Jan 24, 2013

    Long lines of traffic at the Daleville Gate during peak hours may be a thing of the past as Directorate of Public Safety officials added an additional inbound lane to alleviate some of the wait.

  • Program celebrates life of Dr. MLK Jr.

    Jan 24, 2013

    Soldiers and Family members came together to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a commemorative program at the post theater Jan. 17.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates diversity during Black History Month

    Jan 24, 2013

    Many men and women from various ethnic groups and cultures answer the call of Army service, and Fort Rucker celebrates its diversity during Black History Month in February.

  • Fort Rucker honors 12 retirees

    Jan 24, 2013

    Dozens of friends, Families and coworkers showed their support during a retirement ceremony Jan. 18 at the U. S. Army Aviation Museum when Fort Rucker honored 12 retiring Soldiers and civilians.

  • SHARP helps victims, aids in prevention

    Jan 24, 2013

    Victims of sexual assaults sometimes find it difficult to find their voice and seek help, but the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program offers those who have been victims of sex crimes a way to find that voice.

  • Shopping, volunteering go together at shop

    Jan 24, 2013

    Shopping and volunteering are two activities that usually don't go together, but at the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop people have a place to donate, shop, volunteer and consign.

  • Post offers numerous options for various tastes

    Jan 24, 2013

    For those short on time or are not wanting to travel very far, Fort Rucker offers a host of dining options for various palates.

  • Yoga gives sense of balance to patients

    Jan 24, 2013

    Twice a week in a quiet, dimly lit room at Lyster Army Health Clinic, Soldiers and retirees gracefully transition from eagle pose to warrior pose during their hour yoga session.

  • New guidelines outlined for cervical cancer screening

    Jan 24, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic celebrates Cervical Cancer Awareness Month this month by encouraging women to stay educated on the new recommendations for cervical screening.

  • Bulldogs take a bite out of 158th AOB

    Jan 24, 2013

    The 6th Military Police Detachment Bulldogs started their intramural basketball season off right as they brought their strong defense to pull out a win in their first game.

  • Army Aviation approaches 'exciting, uncertain future'

    Jan 17, 2013

    The current fiscal environment poses significant challenges for Army Aviation, as well as the rest of the Army and the Defense Department, said Lt. Gen. James O. Barclay III, deputy chief of staff, G-8.

  • New CH-47F simulator 1st of its kind

    Jan 17, 2013

    As technology continues to advance, Fort Rucker is staying ahead of the game when it comes to training Aviators.

  • Tax Assistance Center offers free services

    Jan 17, 2013

    As tax season approaches, filing returns is one more thing added to the already busy lives of military Soldiers and their Families, but the Fort Rucker Tax Assistance Center is looking to relieve some of that stress by offering free tax services.

  • Fort Rucker helps make recycling easy, accessible

    Jan 17, 2013

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

  • Dreams come true during Aviation Spouses Day

    Jan 17, 2013

    Dreams came true in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Aviation spouses Jan.9 and 11 when 57 women participated in Senior Aviation Spouses Day and Aviation Spouses Day.

  • ACS helps Soldiers, Families stay financially stable

    Jan 17, 2013

    Army Community Service offers many services to help manage unsteady monetary situations for Soldiers, civilians and Families who feel a little overwhelmed with a financial choice or burden.

  • AER scholarships help military Families

    Jan 17, 2013

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

  • Former pilot eases Soldiers' pain through chiropractic care

    Jan 17, 2013

    With a few precise adjustments, Dr. Jerry Jones, chief of the Chiropractic Clinic at Lyster Army Health Clinic, can help Soldiers on their way to healing from injuries sustained through everyday work.

  • Lyster consolidates flight-status Soldiers into 1 medical team

    Jan 17, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic recently consolidated all flight-status Soldiers into one flight-centered medical home -- Team Respect.

  • New year, new mindset: Post offers numerous fitness options

    Jan 17, 2013

    With a new year comes new resolutions for many people, and none may be more common than the resolution to get in shape and Fort Rucker has an entire repertoire of fitness options to help people get started.

  • White Plume Award honors local

    Jan 10, 2013

    A local man dedicated to providing the very best to Soldiers and their Families received the prestigious White Plume Award Dec. 20.

  • 5th Ave. morning closure helps keep Soldiers safe

    Jan 10, 2013

    Fifth Avenue is the official run route for morning Soldiers and Family members doing physical training, but Fort Rucker officials say that many drivers are violating the no driving-no crossing policy.

  • USAACE wins 9 Best of AKO awards

    Jan 10, 2013

    At the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, excellence is a term that has become synonymous with Aviation, but those on Fort Rucker who work to maintain the Army Knowledge Online website have come to be familiar with the term as well.

  • Being proactive, ACAP key to transition process

    Jan 10, 2013

    So, you just looked at your countdown calendar, and, in about a year, you're going to be parting company with the Army.

  • Officer 'gobsmacked' by honors

    Jan 10, 2013

    Before Fort Rucker said goodbye to 2012, it recognized an exceptional officer in its ranks at an informal get together at Mother Rucker's Dec 19.

  • DPS urges mobile device safety awareness

    Jan 10, 2013

    The holiday season has gone, and during that time people may have received gifts ranging from new computers to mobile devices, but according to Directorate of Public Safety officials -- with new devices comes new responsibilities.

  • Skate Night offers escape for Families, community

    Jan 10, 2013

    Friday nights are often spent in front of the television or playing video games for most children, but the school age center offers a way for them to get out of the house and into a more social, active environment.

  • Mother Rucker's celebrates 2nd birthday

    Jan 10, 2013

    Mother Rucker's has been serving burgers and soda to Soldiers, Families and civilians for two years, so to mark the occasion a celebration will be held for its birthday.

  • D Co., 1-13th wins 1st game of season

    Jan 10, 2013

    Along with the new year came the start of the Fort Rucker intramural basketball season, and the D Company, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment Seven Guys and a Squirt started off with a victory in the season opener.

  • Fort Rucker honors Instructors of the Year

    Dec 20, 2012

    Five Soldiers and two civilians from Fort Rucker were recognized as Academic Instructors and Instructor Pilots of the Year, and were presented with awards from representatives of several organizations during a ceremony Dec. 14 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Holiday concert brings cheer to Fort Rucker

    Dec 20, 2012

    Hundreds of people flocked to the post theater Dec. 13 to enjoy holiday classics played by Fort Rucker's own 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band during the Commanding General's Holiday Concert.

  • Flatiron welcomes new commander

    Dec 20, 2012

    Flatiron welcomed its new commander as Maj. Joseph C. Alexander took command of Air Ambulance Detachment, 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment from Lt. Col. Charles C. Cook during a ceremony Dec. 13 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • 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.

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