The Fort Rucker community saluted the service of 11 retiring Soldiers whose service encompassed 242 years of service to the nation at... Read
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Fort Rucker recognized the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a commemorative program Jan. 15 with the theme “Remember! Celebrate... Read
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Fort Rucker’s African-American Black History Month celebration has begun. Several events are scheduled throughout February.
Feb. 6 – Book reading at the Center Library, and arts and crafts for children ages infant to 6 from 10:15-11 a.m.
Feb. 12 – Lunch at the dining facility open to Soldiers and Army civilians from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Feb. 19 – Educational field research trip to the George W. Carver Interpretive Center in Dothan from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Feb. 25 – Luncheon with Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz as guest speaker.
For more information, call 255-2951.
Fort Rucker’s equal employment opportunity office, equal opportunity office, security division and G-4 will move within Bldg. 5700 in the near future. The following are the move dates, dates of closures and phone numbers for the offices involved.
Security division – Moves from Rm. 275 to Rm. 260 Feb. 2. The division will have limited operations for emergencies only Jan. 30 and will be closed Feb. 2. The phone number remains 255-2854.
G-4 – Moves from Rm. 220 to Rm. 275 Feb. 11. It will be closed Feb. 11. The phone number remains 255-3160.
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.
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.
Marriage 101, a premarital seminar and training, will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each month from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center, Bldg. 8939. For more information, call 255-3447 or 255-3903.
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.
Starting Jan. 26, there will be changes to operations at the Newton and Faulkner gates. Faulkner Gate will open Saturdays and Sundays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be no changes to Faulkner Gate's weekday hours. Newton Gate's operating hours will change to 4:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays- Fridays.
The Military Officers Association of America will host a free presentation entitled “Marketing Yourself for a Second Career” Feb. 18 from 9-11:30 a.m. in Bldg. 4502, Rm. 210. All ranks are invited, though the presentation is geared towards officers and senior NCOs. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend by Soldier for Life Center officials.
MOAA provides this presentation to teach the latest trends in transition to include networking, resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, job interview techniques and salary negotiations.
The presentation will be given by retired Col. John D. Sims, deputy director at the MOAA Transition Center.
People need to RSVP to attend by calling 255-2540.
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.
Lyster Army Health Clinic is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from the parking lot in its golf cart. The golf cart was donated in 2011 by the mayor of Dothan after a retiree noticed that patients often needed assistance when walking to and from the clinic parking lot. Those interested in volunteering can call Capt. Brian Turner at 255-7245.
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 in Lake Charles, La. After completing the Aviation Officers Basic Course, Basic Rotary Wing Training and the OH-58D transition, he was assigned to Task Force 23, 3rd Infantry Division in Giebelstadt, Germany, where he served as a company executive officer and target acquisition and reconnaissance platoon leader. More
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