The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker change of command and change of responsibility ceremony is set for March 20 at 9 a.m. at Howze Field. Brig. Gen. Michael D. Lundy will assume command as USAACE and Fort Rucker commanding general. Lundy currently serves as the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum has been announced for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general and chief of staff of TRADOC at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
Command Sgt. Maj. Eric C. Thom will assume responsibility as the command sergeant major of the Aviation Branch from Command Sgt. Maj. James H. Thomson Jr. Thom’s last assignment was as the Headquarters Department of the Army G3/5/7 Aviation Directorate Sergeant Major in the Pentagon.
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.
The thrift shop is also giving out about $30,000 in scholarships – people can pick up packets to apply at the shop during business hours. The deadline is Saturday. For more, visit their website or call 255-9595.
Applications for Army Emergency Relief scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year are due by May 1. AER scholarships are available for spouses and dependent children of active-duty, retired and deceased Soldiers. For more information and to apply, visit www.aerhq.org, or call 1-(866) 878-6378.
Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club scholarship applications are available on the FRCSC website. Scholarships are available for high school and continuing education students who are dependents of active-duty, Reserve, National Guard, retired and deceased military residing within a 50-mile radius of Fort Rucker, and also for dependents of Department of Defense civilians assigned to Fort Rucker. The club additionally offers scholarships to any student (military affiliation not required) who will be enrolled in a full-time engineering program in the 2014-15 academic year. More information is available on the website.
Former detailed recruiters can earn a $4,000 bonus if they reclassify back into a recruiter position and return to U.S. Army Recruiting Command. NCOs must be a staff sergeant or sergeant, have less than 12 years time in service, and be in an over-strength or balanced military occupational specialty. Time of service as a 79R must be a minimum of 36 months. Interested Soldiers should contact their career counselor for more information.
The Aviation Ball is scheduled for April 11 at 6 p.m. at The Landing. Everyone is invited to attend and help celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the first Aviation Section within the Signal Corps.
For more information or tickets, contact your unit point of contact, or call (334) 255-0216.
The Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, in partnership with Installation Management Command G9 Marketing Research and Analysis, will be launching the Army Community Service Needs Assessment Survey now through April 30 at Fort Rucker.
The survey will allow people to express what programs and services they would like to see ACS provide, if their expectations with ACS offerings are being met and what services have been the most beneficial to them. For more information or to take part in the survey, visit www.armymwr.com/ACS-survey now through April 30. More
The Fort Rucker Tax Center is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until April 15 in Bldg. 5700, Rm. 371F. Reservists must be on Title 10 status and bring a copy of their call to active-duty orders.
People using the tax center should bring the following documents: Social Security card; all W-2s and wage and earnings statements; blank or canceled check with routing and account number of bank, 1099-R; copy of last year’s tax return (if available); and any documents pertaining to earnings from gambling winnings, unemployment or compensations. Use of the tax center is by appointment only.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 255-2937 or 255-2938.
Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program are available at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by the close of business Feb. 28. Packages must be hand-delivered, or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods – not emailed or faxed.
This year’s award amount has risen to $2,000 and the program awards at least one scholarship at each commissary with qualified applicants. Applicants should ensure that they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database and have a military ID card. For more information, students or sponsors should call (856) 616-9311, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center, Bldg. 8939, Rm. 38. AA is described by chapel officials as a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from the use of alcohol. The program is focused on spirituality and religion, having an impact on changing a person’s life.
For more information, contact the religious support office at 255-2989.
People who need a common access card or military ID card who are in a hurry can make an appointment by calling (334) 255-2437 or (334) 255-2182. When people call for an appointment, they will be screened and advised of any documentation they need to bring. Walk-ins will continue to be served on a first-come, first-served basis. As a reminder, people may experience delays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kevin W. Mangum
Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum is the commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. Prior to assuming command of USAACE, Mangum served as the commanding general of U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. Mangum has served in a variety of joint, Aviation and special operations assignments. More
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.
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.
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