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  • 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.
  • Students of the U.S. Army Ranger School sit and wait for UH-60 Black Hawks to transport them to their next destination during an exercise Feb. 19.

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New commissary opens to rave reviews

New commissary opens to rave reviews

Fort Rucker’s new gem is now open to the public as the installation cut the ribbon to a facility that promises to serve 10s of thousands of patrons... Read

Dental command welcomes new commander

USAARL welcomes new commander

The U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command welcomed a new commander during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum July 21. Read

School hosts GEMS program

School hosts GEMS program

The Department of Defense Education Activity is a civilian agency of the Department of Defense that manages all schools for military children and teenagers in the United States and... Read

USAARL welcomes new commander

USAARL welcomes new commander

U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Soldiers and civilians welcomed Col. Richard G. Malish as their new commander as he assumed command of... Read

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School registration

Fort Rucker Primary School registration for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade has begun. Families new to the area that have not yet registered should do so now. Registration hours are Mondays-Fridays from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Parents can pick up a packet, fill it out at home and then return it to the school. People who re-registered with the school in April do not need to do so again. For more information, call 255-2823.

JAG Corps birthday

The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker Office of the Staff Judge Advocate will celebrate the JAG Corps’ 240th birthday July 29 at 9 a.m. in the Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 5700, first-floor foyer. All are welcome to attend for free cake and drinks.

School physical appointments

Lyster Army Health Clinic will offer after-hours school physical appointments during the dates and times below to help ensure the highest continuity of care possible while providing timely access for patients requiring a school physical. The slots will fill quickly, so people are advised to book appointments as soon as possible.

The dates include: July 21, 4-6 p.m.; Aug. 13, 4-6 p.m.; Aug. 28, 4-6 p.m.; and Sept.11, 4-6 p.m.

People should make sure to bring any required documentation to the appointment, with the patient portion filled out completely. The appointment will be for the school physical only. Any other issues will need to be addressed with people’s primary care providers.

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.

TRICARE Nurse Advice Line

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.

Lyster activity classes

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.

New access procedures begin for Fort Rucker

New gate access procedures are in effect as of May 29. For your convenience, the Visitor Control Center at the Daleville Gate will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. VCCs at the Enterprise and Ozark gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Read More

Retirement ceremony

Fort Rucker will host its next quarterly retirement ceremony July 31 at 2 p.m. in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. All are welcome to attend and thank the post’s latest retirees for their service.

IG move

The inspector general’s office will move to Bldg. 536 July 27-31. During this period, assistance will be by appointment only. For an appointment, call 255-2118. Regular office hours, to include walk-ins, will resume Aug. 3 at 8:30 a.m.

Lyster Back to School Bash

Lyster Army Health Clinic hosts its Back to School Bash Tuesday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. The event gives parents a chanced to have their children’s physicals and immunizations completed, while at the same time receive important information relevant to the school year. Parents are asked to bring yellow shot cards and all medical documentation to assist in better processing time. Alabama blue cards will be processed during this time and, due to patient volume, may be delayed up to 72 hours. Fort Rucker agencies will be available to answer questions pertinent to off-post and on-post school registration and programs, safety, nutrition, drugs and alcohol, bullying, injury prevention and nutrition alternatives. The event will also feature games and prizes.

Lyster activity classes

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.

ID Card Section

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. are set aside for appointments only. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. are for walk-in customers only. Click here for more information.

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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)
  • Ozark Gate (24/7)

Additional Cantonment Gates

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

Exterior Airfield Gates

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

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