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  • 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.

  • 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.

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