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Beginning April 27, 2015, visitors will begin being issued visitor badges. All visitors will have a 30-day grace period in which to obtain their visitor badge before the policy goes into full effect on May 29, 2015. After that date, any visitor who does not have a badge will be directed to a visitor center to apply for one; otherwise they will not be able to enter the installation. Read More
The post quarterly retirement ceremony will take place April 24 at 2 p.m. in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. All are invited to attend and honor the post’s latest retirees and thank them for their service.
Lyster Army Health Clinic will host a special after-hours women’s check-up day event May 11 from 4-7 p.m. in honor of Women’s Health Month in May. Five female providers will be available to perform annual well exams and Southeast Alabama Medical Center’s Mammogram Bus will be on site performing screenings. Prizes, free massages and more will also be offered to women. Slots are limited, so people should call beforehand to reserve a seat.
For more information or to register, call 255-7913 or 255-7715.
Lyster Army Health Clinic offers free yoga classes Mondays and Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Lyster Activity Center, Rm. J-100, of the clinic. People are encouraged to bring their own mat, but the staff has extra if people forget. Also, free Zumba classes take place Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Lyster Activity Center, Rm. J-100.
Army Emergency Relief is running its scholarship application period through May 1. AER supports both the Spouse Scholarship Program, as well as the Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. In 2014, 47 children’s scholarships totaling $105,400 and 18 spouses’ scholarships totaling $25,250 were awarded in the Fort Rucker area. Scholarship specifics and applications are available on AER’s website at www.aerhq.org.
For more information, call 255-2341.
The Blue and Green running trails on Beaver Lake will be closed temporarily for repairs until May 16. People will not be able to complete the circle on the green and blue course while repairs are being made. For more information, call 255-9567.
Due to concerns over severe weather, Thunder on Tholocco has been postponed to Sunday, April 26 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The religious support office will host the Fort Rucker National Day of Prayer Luncheon on May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Landing. The speaker for the luncheon is scheduled to be Tommy Bowden, former head coach for Clemson University. Tickets are available at a suggested donation of $5 per person and can be obtained by April 30 through people’s unit representative, unit chaplain or the religious support office in Bldg. 8945. The event is open to the public.
For more information, call 255-2989 or 255-2012.
Fort Rucker will host its Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month kickoff May 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the post exchange food court. The free event will feature food sampling, a Tae Kwon Do display, South Korean art display, and a Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting art class.
Effective February 9, 2015, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. will be set aside for appointments only. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. will be for walk-in customers only. Click here for more information.
The Fort Rucker Fire Department is unable to provide people portable fire extinguisher service, but it is still able to conduct annual inspections and tag replacements. For six-year maintenance, recharges and hydrostatic testing, there are local businesses that can assist people. For more information, call 255-3316.
The Fort Rucker Thrift Shop is open Wednesdays - Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The thrift shop needs people’s unwanted items. People can drop off donations at any time in the shed behind the shop (former Armed Forces Bank building) located in front of the theater next door to the bowling alley. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call 255-9595.
Lyster Army Health Clinic uses the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line for all after-hours urgent care questions. Call 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273) to speak with a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Michael D. Lundy
Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
Maj. Gen. Mike Lundy was commissioned as an Aviation Second Lieutenant in 1987 from McNeese State University. After completing Basic Rotary Wing Training and the OH-58D transition, he was assigned to TF 23, 3 ID in Giebelstadt, Germany as a Company Executive Officer and Platoon Leader. In 1990, his platoon was attached to 4/2 ACR and deployed to Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following Desert Storm, he was reassigned to CBTF, 3 ID in support of Operation Provide Comfort in Northern Iraq. More
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