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  • Soldiers take care of a simulated patient during a training exercise while flying above Fort Rucker in a UH-60 Black Hawk.
  • Soldiers conduct PT at the Air Assault Track.
  • Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment conduct air traffic control training on Fort Rucker.
  • U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine JECC students explain their treatment strategy of a simulated patient before loading the patient onto a mock aircraft at the school.
  • UH-60 Black Hawks prepare to take off after dropping off students of the U.S. Army Ranger School at their designated locations during a training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Feb. 19.

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Retiring former CWOB’s career spans 4 decades

Retiring former CWOB’s career spans 4 decades

The Fort Rucker family bid farewell to a former chief warrant officer of the Aviation Branch whose Army career spanned four decades. Read

Milestone: Turkey Trot more than a race for 6 runners

Milestone: Turkey Trot more than a race for 6 runners

The completion of Saturday’s Turkey Trot 5K will be an accomplishment seven weeks in the making for six participants. Read

Saluting service: Ceremony pays homage to nation’s veterans

Saluting service: Ceremony pays homage to nation’s veterans

As ceremonies to honor those who have served took place across the United States, Fort Rucker showed its appreciation for... Read

48th Assault Helicopter Company dedicates monument

48th Assault Helicopter Company dedicates monument

As friends and family members laid roses at the base of a new monument, Fort Rucker and hundreds of veterans... Read

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Holiday gate hours

Newton and Faulkner gates, as well as the Ozark and Enterprise Visitor Control Centers, are scheduled for closure during the Thanksgiving period Nov. 26-29. The Daleville VCC will remain open during this holiday period for those needing visitor badges.

Amnesty Day

The Fort Rucker Amnesty Day is scheduled for Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ammunition supply point off of Christian Road for people with authorization to access Fort Rucker to anonymously drop off any unused, unwanted, or unauthorized military or commercial ammunition and explosives For more information, call 255-4224 or 255-4898.

Also, everyone should be cautioned against picking up unexploded ordnance and advised to call 911 if they encounter one. For more information on UXO, visit

Tuesday Tracks

Lyster Army Health Clinic’s Physical Therapy service hosts a Tuesday Tracks walk Tuesdays at noon for anyone on Fort Rucker interested in walking a mile during lunch. Those interested can meet in the Lyster Lifespace Center at 11:45 a.m.

ID Card Section

Effective Aug. 24, the appointment system for renewing ID cards will be available five days a week! Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (regular duty hours) will be set aside for appointments only. Walk-in customers will be seen on an emergency basis only (e.g. Lost CAC/ID card, PIN Reset, DD Form 1172, In/Out Processing, and Retirees renewing ID card). Click here for more information.

Thrift shop

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.

Gate access change begin Nov. 30

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Clinic closures

The clinic will be closed Nov. 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Military personnel closure

The military personnel division will be closed Nov. 26-27. The closure includes the ID card section, retirement services office, personnel reassignment branch, personnel management branch (in and out processing) and personnel services branch. Normal duty hours will resume Nov. 30 at 7:30 a.m.

Library fax service change

The Center Library recently changed its policy regarding sending faxes for patrons. There is now no charge for sending faxes to local or DSN phone numbers. Long distance faxes cost $2 for the first page (not including the cover page) and 50 cents for other pages. The Center Library is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 255-3885.

Clinic appointment line

Lyster Army Health Clinic beneficiaries who experience issues, such as a busy signal, when calling the local appointment line at 255-7000 should call the second line at 1-800-261-7193. This will also get people to the right place to make appointments.

Lyster activity classes

Lyster Army Health Clinic offers free yoga classes Mondays, Wednesday 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.

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Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker

Major General
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

USAACE Mission

USAACE trains, educates and develops Army Aviation professionals and integrates indispensable Aviation capabilities across warfighting functions in support of commanders and Soldiers on the ground.

Why an Aviation Branch?

The Aviation Branch is relentlessly focused on and dedicated to honoring a sacred trust with commanders and Soldiers on the ground. USAACE delivers Army Aviation professionals and indispensible Aviation capabilities to support commanders and Soldiers on the ground.

Fort Rucker Gate Status

Main Cantonment Area Gates

  • Daleville Gate (24/7)
  • Enterprise Gate (24/7)
    VCC CLOSED NOV. 26-29
  • Ozark Gate (24/7)
    VCC CLOSED NOV. 26-29

Additional Cantonment Gates

  • Faulkner Gate
    4:30 am - 8:30 pm, M-F
    6:00 am - 2:00 pm, Sat. and Sun.
    CLOSED NOV. 26-29
  • Newton Gate
    4:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F
    CLOSED NOV. 26-29

Exterior Airfield Gates

  • Cairns AAF Gate (24/7)
  • Shell AAF Gate (24/7)


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