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  • 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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Fort Rucker hosts 1st Color Run

Fort Rucker hosts 1st Color Run

There are many ways to make fitness a fun, active part of daily life, and Fort Rucker’s physical fitness centers are looking to help show the way. Read

Retirees move onto post: Safety, convenience cited as benefits

Retirees move onto post: Safety, convenience cited as benefits

Two military veterans, with a combined service of nearly half a century and who have moved from installation to installation... Read

All-hazards exercise: Fort Rucker tests response to worst-case scenario

Fort Rucker tests response to worst-case scenario

Vigilance is a word often heard across military installations, but it’s not enough for emergency responders to be vigilant – they must also be proficient. Read

Girls Night Out: DFMWR, vendors cater to ladies

Girls Night Out: DFMWR, vendors cater to ladies

One of the most popular events for ladies is returning to the ballroom at The Landing for its second round this year. Read

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The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show

The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show returns to entertain the Wiregrass Aug. 20 and 21 at the Enteprise High School Performing Arts Center! Showtime is 7-8:30 p.m. each day. Admission is FREE and no tickets are required. Doors open one hour prior to show. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (334) 255-9180.

POW/MIA ceremony

Fort Rucker will host its annual POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Sept. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Park, located in front of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

ASAP closure, move

The Fort Rucker Army Substance Abuse Program offices and clinic will close Aug. 21-25 while the agency moves into its new location of T301 – the temporary trailers in the southwest corner of the Lyster Army Health Clinic parking lot near Andrews Avenue. The agency will resume normal operations, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Aug. 26.

For urgent ASAP concerns during the move, people should call 255-7509 or 447-3859.

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: 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.

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

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.

Labor Day gate closures

The Newton and Faulkner gates will be closed Sept. 4-7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Also, the Ozark and Enterprise visitor control centers will be closed Sept. 4-7. The Daleville Visitor Control Center will be open during its normal hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., during that timeframe.

Chapel Kickoff Celebration

Fort Rucker Chapels will host its annual Chapel Kickoff Celebration Aug. 23 at noon at the Spiritual Life Center, Bldg. 839 on Red Cloud Road. The theme is country-style picnic and the event will feature food, a water slide, a bouncy house and several games. All are invited. For more information, call 255-2989.

Healthy cooking demo

Lyster Army Health Clinic will host a free healthy cooking demonstration Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. The cooking demonstration will take place in the Lyster Lifespace area. Participants will be able to taste the dishes, and take home a recipe card complete with nutrition and cost analysis. All, including children, are invited to attend.

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.

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.

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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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