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  • Fort Rucker officials jailed for good cause

    Apr 25, 2013

    Many people found themselves under arrest and incarcerated during the Fort Rucker Army Emergency Relief Jail-a-Thon April 18.

  • 1-212th welcomes commander

    Apr 25, 2013

    As clouds filled the sky and rain threatened to soak Soldiers standing in formation, Fort Rucker welcomed the new commander of the 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment.

  • Foley leaves behind lasting impact, legacy

    Apr 25, 2013

    Impact. George W. "Bill" Foley made tons of it within Army Aviation and with countless people, and now the loss of the man reverberates throughout the Branch and beyond.

  • Fort Rucker OSJA celebrates Law Day

    Apr 25, 2013

    Law Day is an annual event, which was originally conceived in 1957 when the American Bar Association president, Charles Rhynes, envisioned a special national day to mark our commitment to the rule of law.

  • JAG: Beware of identity theft

    Apr 25, 2013

    Unfortunately, all too often service members are victims of identity theft. In fact, many identity thieves specifically target service members and their Families.

  • 597th welcomes new commander

    Apr 25, 2013

    The Fast and Furious 597th Maintenance Detachment of the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group received a new commander April 19 during a ceremony at Bldg. 25105B at Knox Airfield.

  • Distracted driving potentially deadly

    Apr 25, 2013

    As temperatures rise, more people are hitting the outdoors, increasing the potential for encounters with distracted drivers, but Fort Rucker's Directorate of Public Safety wants to make sure motorists and pedestrians are safe while on the installation.

  • Fort Rucker salutes good Samaritans

    Apr 25, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Family gathered to salute individuals who selflessly serve the community April 22 at The Landing during the 2012 Volunteer Appreciation ceremony.

  • Security guards go outside gates to help children

    Apr 25, 2013

    Security guards are often seen as the first line of defense for Fort Rucker, but behind their stoic looks and authoritative presence, many support the local community in their off-duty hours.

  • Chaplain: Resources available to help with parenting

    Apr 25, 2013

    This week's article will cover the subject of the parenting. I would venture to say that next to marriage, the decision to have and raise children is probably the most important thing you will ever do.

  • Fort Rucker runs to honor survivors, fallen heroes

    Apr 25, 2013

    The Fort Rucker community pulled together April 20 during the installation's second Survivors and Fallen Heroes 5k run and remember.

  • Thunder returns to Lake Tholocco

    Apr 25, 2013

    With speeds reaching in excess of 100 mph, Thunder on Tholocco promises to excite.

  • Furlough seminars help people manage finances

    Apr 22, 2013

    With the upcoming furloughs looming, it's important for people on Fort Rucker to be certain about how they manage their finances in uncertain times, and the installation has a program in place to make sure that its civil service members are properly educated.

  • Fort Rucker expands recycling

    Apr 22, 2013

    Fort Rucker continues to expand and promote recycling on post by accepting new materials and creating a new organizational recycling incentive program that debuts April 24 at the Earth Day Expo at the festival fields from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • CodeRED continues free community alerts

    Apr 22, 2013

    Fort Rucker contracted with CodeRED more than three years ago to provide instant emergency notifications via phone, email or text messages.

  • Fair focuses on teen health, wellness

    Apr 22, 2013

    It can be tough to combine fun with fitness when it comes to being healthy and staying fit, but Fort Rucker found a way to keep the attention of its youth while educating them on why it's important to lead a healthy lifestyle.

  • Fort Rucker takes part in Autism Awareness Month

    Apr 22, 2013

    Autism affects millions of children and Families around the world, and Fort Rucker is joining the fight during Autism Awareness Month to bring awareness and education to those that need help.

  • Chaplain: Emotional communication unites couples

    Apr 22, 2013

    This week's topic will be that of emotional communication. I freely admit that emotions are complex.

  • Lyster salutes laboratorians

    Apr 22, 2013

    National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 22-26. It is a time to honor the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals across the nation who perform and interpret laboratory tests that save lives and keep people healthy.

  • Controversial call cited in Fliers rugby 21-17 loss

    Apr 22, 2013

    The last game of the rugby spring season pinned air against earth in a match that was ultimately decided by what many at the event deemed a bad call during the last three seconds of the high-spirited game.

  • Fort Rucker youth reel in good time at lake opening

    Apr 22, 2013

    Fishing is one of Fort Rucker's more prominent recreational activities, and the installation added to its fishing repertoire with the opening of Parcours Lake as a youth fishing area.

  • 1-58th changes command

    Apr 17, 2013

    The 1-58th Airfield Operations Battalion Guardian Eagles received a new command team recently in the form of new commander Lt. Col. Daniel Y. Morris and Sgt. Maj. Dexter L. Kimble.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 17, 2013

    Monday, it's estimated that more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day and help "Mobilize the Earth."

  • Fort Rucker earns Army Communities of Excellence Award Gold

    Apr 11, 2013

    Fort Rucker gained nationwide recognition and proved that it truly is above the best when it was announced in late March that the installation won top Gold honors in the 2013 Chief of Staff of the Army Communities of Excellence Award program.

  • Vietnam veteran recognized for valor

    Apr 11, 2013

    A former Fort Rucker Aviator received the Distinguished Flying Cross more than 40 years after his heroic acts during the Vietnam War.

  • USAACE CG talks leadership with junior leaders

    Apr 11, 2013

    Fort Rucker's commanding general spoke with junior leaders at the Landing April 9 about what it takes to become a senior leader in today's Army.

  • 911 dispatchers: 'The team behind the scenes'

    Apr 11, 2013

    The nation's 911 dispatchers, collectively known as the team behind the scenes, have one of the most valuable and underappreciated jobs in America.

  • Fort Rucker tax center wraps up 2012 season

    Apr 11, 2013

    As tax season comes to an end, the Fort Rucker Tax Assistance Center helped about 1,200 people and saved the military community more than $248,098 in federal and state income tax preparation fees.

  • Fort Rucker fights drug abuse with Prescription Take-Back Day

    Apr 11, 2013

    Prescription medication addiction and abuse is a problem that plagues both military and civilian life, but Fort Rucker is bringing back a program to help fight against drug abuse.

  • Youth science program returns to Fort Rucker this summer

    Apr 11, 2013

    Applications for the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory's Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program are available for parents to complete in order to claim a spot in the summer, week-long course for their child.

  • Wi-Fi now available at Lyster

    Apr 11, 2013

    In a technology-filled world where everyone is constantly plugged-in, many people get used to continuous Wi-Fi at the places they frequent, and Lyster Army Health Clinic can now be added to the list of places where connections are now available.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers compete for German military badges

    Apr 11, 2013

    There are many ways for Soldiers to one-up each other and keep each other motivated to achieve greatness in their military careers, and one way is by earning distinguished awards.

  • Fort Rucker honors Women of Year during ceremony

    Apr 4, 2013

    Fort Rucker honored its professional women during its annual Women of the Year Awards March 28 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • USAACE reinstates solo flight incentives after 15 years

    Apr 4, 2013

    A few Aviators at Fort Rucker had the opportunity to experience for the first time something that hasn't taken place in almost 15 years.

  • Job search: Success depends on little things

    Apr 4, 2013

    The success of a resume is measured by getting an interview. The success of an interview is measured by receiving a job offer.

  • Fort Rucker Jail-A-Thon raises money for AER

    Apr 4, 2013

    Donating money to help Soldiers and Families in need is cause enough to answer the call of selfless service, but getting the chance to arrest your boss in the process -- priceless.

  • SMA visits Fort Rucker, talks professionalism

    Apr 4, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Fort Rucker April 1-2 with Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, to conduct open discussions with Soldiers about budget constraints, affects of sequestration and what it means to be an Army professional.

  • Army chief of staff presents Soldiers Medal to Fort Rucker CW3

    Apr 4, 2013

    CW3 Ronald Sandler did not expect he would be standing on stage next to the chief of staff of the Army April 1, but this was no April fool's joke.

  • Events place military children at center of attention

    Apr 4, 2013

    April is the Month of the Military Child and to help celebrate, the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and has events planned throughout the month.

  • Fair to educate Families on health, nutrition, fitness

    Apr 4, 2013

    As part of Month of the Military Child, Fort Rucker Child, Youth and School Service's youth sports program will hold the fourth annual Health, Nutrition and Fitness Fair April 10 from 2-4:30 p.m. at the teen center in Bldg. 2800.

  • Lyster patient sheds half his body fat

    Apr 4, 2013

    When Randy Welch retired from the Army, he took a break from exercising and soon found his trim figure expanding.

  • Facility offers on-post escape for Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families

    Apr 4, 2013

    When it comes to recreation, Fort Rucker has no shortage of activities, but Lake Tholocco offers an escape that people would be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the area.

  • Fort Rucker shows support for survivors, fallen heroes

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Fort Rucker community will show its support for the Families of fallen heroes during the installation's second Survivors and Fallen Heroes 5k run April 20.

  • Gen. Odierno visits Fort Rucker

    Apr 3, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Rucker April 1-2 to get a firsthand look at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and talk about sequestration effects on the community.

  • Fort Rucker Soldier earns DFC for actions in Afghanistan

    Mar 28, 2013

    A 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment Soldier received the Distinguished Flying Cross March 21 for his actions in Operation Enduring Freedom in January 2011.

  • Event on Fort Rucker focuses on 'training readiness at best value'

    Mar 28, 2013

    U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence senior leaders, Aviators and industry representatives gathered at The Landing March 21 to discuss future Aviation training on the installation in order to find the most efficient way to train Aviators with the constraints that have been placed upon the Army.

  • Flying high: ACS staff member earns employee of year honor

    Mar 28, 2013

    Army Community Service is committed to providing Soldiers and their Families with opportunities to balance both career and Family, but one employee stood out above the rest.

  • Bike ride, play highlight Alcohol Awareness Month

    Mar 28, 2013

    Alcohol Awareness Month is just around the corner and Army Substance Abuse Program officials want to make sure that Soldiers and civilians on Fort Rucker have the proper awareness and education about effects alcohol abuse can have on not just the individual, but those in their lives.

  • Army Aviation, industry decipher 'art of the possible' for the future

    Mar 28, 2013

    Army Aviation professionals and industry representatives rolled up their sleeves at The Landing March 21 during Fort Rucker's Aviation Training Industry Day to tackle training issues for the future, together.

  • Program provides suicide prevention training in May

    Mar 28, 2013

    As the number of suicides in the U.S. armed forces continues to rise, the Fort Rucker Army Substance Abuse Program is working to combat the already "heartbreaking" numbers.

  • Children's Festival brings in hundreds, despite expected storms

    Mar 28, 2013

    Despite a gloomy forecast March 26, more than 900 people showed up for the ninth annual Children's Festival held in the Andrews Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Sunlight, soil, seeds: Class aims to educate gardeners

    Mar 28, 2013

    Though the weather may still be chilly, spring is officially here, and with it comes the Center Library's annual Vegetable Gardening in the South class.

  • Registration change seeks new interest

    Mar 28, 2013

    A new registration process with Fort Rucker Child, Youth and School Services is designed to garner new interest and bolster youth participation at the new youth center.

  • Dog demo educates Fort Rucker students on K9s

    Mar 28, 2013

    Military working canine handlers, along with six military working dogs, visited Fort Rucker Elementary School March 21 to educate the children on how the dogs help police protect the installation and how to properly behave around them.

  • Eagles win post championship in OT

    Mar 28, 2013

    With 1 second left on the clock, silence fell across the court as the final free throw soared through the air to determine the outcome of the 2013 Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball Post Championship game.

  • Aviation Center of Excellence Soldiers compete for top honors

    Mar 21, 2013

    Nineteen Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from across the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence had the opportunity to compete against one another through events that tested their physical prowess as well as their mental agility.

  • All Hazards exercise tests Fort Rucker's security, readiness

    Mar 21, 2013

    The artificialities of the recent all hazards exercise tested first responders, Flatiron, Criminal Investigations Command, medical teams, and communications systems throughout the installation, according to Col. Stuart J. McRae, Fort Rucker garrison commander.

  • Fort Rucker hosts FRGs to help close gaps, educate

    Mar 21, 2013

    Family readiness group leaders and advisers came together March 14 at Wings Chapel to share best practices, and to learn about the installation and the resources available to them.

  • Picerne transitions into 2nd phase of partnership

    Mar 21, 2013

    The partnership between Picerne Military Housing and the Army is entering its eighth year, which means that Picerne will be slowing down construction and focusing on managing existing properties for the remainder of the 42-year alliance.

  • Youth Fair prepares teens for future

    Mar 21, 2013

    Growing up is a part of life and gaining independence is part of that process, and the 2013 Youth Job and College Fair helped teens to take that first step into the "real world."

  • Fort Rucker yard sale aims for convenience, deals

    Mar 21, 2013

    Those who like to find a good deal and enjoy the hunt for hidden treasures may find what they are looking for at Fort Rucker's very first outdoor yard sale April 6 at the festival fields from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Providers collaborate to improve patient care

    Mar 21, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic and Humana Military hosted the first TRICARE Collaboration Event March 14 at the Aviation Museum to welcome community providers to Fort Rucker and give them a chance to meet the Lyster staff.

  • Warriors dominate Guardians

    Mar 21, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball playoffs began March 18 and the A Co., 1st Battalion,13th Aviation Regiment Warriors started off on the right foot as they took out the 158th Airfield Operations Battalion Guardians at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Crouch, touch, set: Rugby Aviators ground Flyers

    Mar 21, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Flyer Rugby team, which combined with the Panama City Beach Hurricanes last month, played the Pensacola Aviators March 16 in a match that was fit for the sky.

  • Secretary of the Army: Aviation critical to Army future

    Mar 20, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at Fort Rucker, Ala., March 18, 2013, where he assured Soldiers and family members that, despite budget concerns, those going into harm's way will be properly trained, fully equipped, and ready for their missions.

  • 597th Co. returns home

    Mar 14, 2013

    A special "fast and furious" repair activity team from the 597th Ordnance Maintenance Company returned home March 11 from a six-month deployment in the Middle East.

  • 10th CAB ATX marks end of era

    Mar 14, 2013

    After 90 Aviation Training Exercises spanning more than 16 years, the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's ATX Feb. 26 to March 7 is expected to be the last active-duty exercise of its kind at Fort Rucker.

  • Soldiers help build children's futures

    Mar 14, 2013

    Among the Army values, selfless service is one that can make a huge impact both within the Army and to the surrounding communities, and Soldiers in various organizations on Fort Rucker have taken that value to heart.

  • Fort Rucker seeks to increase motorcycle safety awareness

    Mar 14, 2013

    So far in 2013, eight Soldiers have been killed in motorcycle accidents according to the Army's Daily Statistic Spreadsheet, and the riding season is just now approaching.

  • Upcoming Fort Rucker event promises to colorfully soar

    Mar 14, 2013

    Attendees of this year's Children's Festival can expect to see brilliant colors from thousands of kites, decorated eggs, inflatables, crafts and games that will be featured at the Easter event that celebrates and showcases military children.

  • Travel Extravaganza provides vacation info, deals

    Mar 14, 2013

    Soldiers and Families looking to plan vacations visited the 25th annual Travel Extravaganza March 6 to find new places to journey to while taking advantage of deals and discounts.

  • Eagles fly, remain undefeated

    Mar 14, 2013

    It's hard enough to become the No. 1 team for the Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball regular season, but to achieve that while remaining undefeated is an accomplished feat.

  • Spring Boot Camp seeks to change lifestyles

    Mar 14, 2013

    With many people getting ready for beach season, fitness specialists on Fort Rucker have the perfect way for people to work toward that beach body before they hit the sand.

  • Leading Change Team meets with senior leadership group

    Mar 14, 2013

    The Leading Change Team met with senior leaders March 7 to inform them of the importance of the LCT's two standing initiatives and how the two groups can benefit from working together.

  • 1-223rd Avn. receives Parker Award

    Mar 7, 2013

    Soldiers and post officials gathered at Cairns Army Airfield Feb. 27 to honor the Soldiers and civilians of 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment on receiving an Ellis D. Parker Award.

  • Fort Rucker kicks off AER fundraising campaign

    Mar 7, 2013

    The Army Emergency Relief program held its annual kickoff event March 5 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum to begin raising funds that help Soldiers take care of Soldiers.

  • Fort Rucker prepares for all-hazards exercise

    Mar 7, 2013

    Fort Rucker is preparing to test its limits during the all-hazards exercise March 13.

  • IMCOM honors Fort Rucker firefighter

    Mar 7, 2013

    Motivation to set the standard helped push one local Soldier to become the best in Installation Management Command.

  • Recommendations key to job search

    Mar 7, 2013

    Sometimes an employer will make the decision about who to hire based on how well applicants present their work backgrounds.

  • Subway, optical center open at PX

    Mar 7, 2013

    Fort Rucker is continually partnering with new programs and businesses to make life on post enjoyable, and two such businesses, Subway and the Fort Rucker Optical Center, held their grand openings with ribbon cutting ceremonies March 1 at the main post exchange.

  • German Army Aviation chief visits Fort Rucker

    Mar 7, 2013

    German army Brig. Gen. Reinhard Wolski, branch chief of German Army Aviation and commander of the German Army Aviation School, visited Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 26-28, 2013, to tour the post and meet with Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general.

  • Reviews deem Girls Night Out 'fierce, fabulous'

    Mar 7, 2013

    The fifth biannual Girls Night Out March 1 did not disappoint the 330 attending patrons, with many claiming the event to be "fierce," and "fabulous."

  • Job, college fair focuses path to success

    Mar 7, 2013

    For teens looking for a job or the right college, Fort Rucker and child youth and school services put together the second Teen Job and College Fair to help young adults focus in on their intended path.

  • Father-son duo reels in record

    Mar 7, 2013

    Most fisherman have their story of the one that got away, but one father-son team's big-fish story is one that will go down in the record books for Lake Tholocco's Two-Man Buddy Bass Tournament.

  • Disc golf gains momentum on Fort Rucker

    Mar 7, 2013

    Golf is a game that is familiar to most across military posts, but one Army captain is working hard to garner more recognition for a sport he and his friends brought to the installation -- disc golf.

  • 597th Detachment deploys

    Feb 28, 2013

    Family members and Soldiers of the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group gathered at Knox Army Heliport Feb. 25 to say goodbye to and wish their fellow Soldiers good luck as they deploy to Southwest Asia.

  • Mayor educates students on travel, diversity

    Feb 28, 2013

    Military children are no strangers to moving and meeting new people, but Mike Schmitz, mayor of Dothan, visited the Fort Rucker Primary School to expand students' horizons by talking to them about world travel.

  • Lyster system provides 24/7 communication

    Feb 28, 2013

    Patients at Lyster Army Health Clinic can communicate with their providers 24-hours a day, seven days a week without having to make an appointment or come into the clinic.

  • BOSS builds morale for single Soldiers

    Feb 28, 2013

    In today's military, so many programs focus on catering to military Families that single Soldiers may sometimes feel left out, but one program looks to make sure those Soldiers feel involved while providing an opportunity for them to develop into future leaders.

  • Annual travel show features more vendors, prizes

    Feb 28, 2013

    Day-to-day life on a military installation can become mundane, but leisure travel services is looking to stir things up and show people where they can escape the monotony, whether near or far.

  • Show choir encourages students to 'Shine On'

    Feb 28, 2013

    Sparkling dresses and sharp suits impressed the children at Fort Rucker Elementary School Feb. 22 during the school's Time to Shine rally.

  • Zumba offers challenge for St. Patrick's Day

    Feb 28, 2013

    People feeling a little lucky this March should get ready to start off the St. Patrick's Day celebrations with a healthy challenge -- a Zumba challenge.

  • Community prays for nation

    Feb 21, 2013

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

  • AER kicks off fundraising campaign

    Feb 21, 2013

    The program designed for Soldiers to help other Soldiers kicks off its 2013 fundraising campaign March 1.

  • OSJA explains legal residency, home of record

    Feb 21, 2013

    Benjamin Franklin wrote, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Nevertheless, most people go to extraordinary lengths to avoid both.

  • 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.

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