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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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Tactical Tuesday focuses on active-shooter scenario

Tactical Tuesday focuses on active-shooter scenario

With threats and occurrences of active shooters on the rise, Fort Rucker antiterrorism officials want to make sure people on the installation are prepared... Read

Post offers variety of activities, specials for Valentine’s Day

Post offers variety of activities, specials for Valentine’s Day

Romance is in the air this Valentine’s Day weekend thanks to a variety of events and specials from Fort Rucker’s... Read

Daily observances keep centuries-old traditions alive

Daily observances keep centuries-old traditions alive

Fort Rucker is no stranger to tradition, from the pageantry of change of command ceremonies to graduations, and one tradition continues to Soldier on... Read

Post honors 14 retirees at ceremony

Post honors 14 retirees at ceremony

With more than 400 years of combined service, 12 Soldiers and two Army civilians retired Jan. 22 at the Fort Rucker Quarterly Retirement Ceremony in... Read

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Road repaving

A contractor is scheduled to begin work to repave Novosel Street starting Feb. 15. The section of Novosel to be repaved runs from Andrews Avenue to the intersection at Ruf Avenue near the Center Library. The work is expected to last about four days. During the effort, the road will be limited to single-lane traffic and no parking will be allowed. The timeline is subject to change if weather affects the work schedule.

Tax center opens

The Fort Rucker Tax Center offers Soldiers, family members and retirees free assistance in filing 2015 federal and state income tax. To make an appointment or get more information, people can stop by the center in Rm. 371F, or call 255-2937 or 2938.

Clinic closures

Lyster Army Health Clinic will be closed Feb. 15 for the Presidents Day holiday, and beginning at noon Feb. 17 for training.

Surveys make a difference

People who receive Army Provider Level Satisfaction Surveys in the mail after an appointment at Lyster Army Health Clinic should not throw them out – they should fill them out. The surveys help provide feedback on people’s clinic experience, and help bring money back to the facility to help provide beneficiaries excellent care and service.

Resiliency Resources

The Lyster and Fort Rucker Resiliency Resources mobile device app is available for free in Android and iPhone mobile app stores. The app can help people find information for Fort Rucker, including addresses, phone numbers and event information, and also information such as where running trails are located, if there is a 5k race coming up, when Bible studies occur and more.

ID Card Section

The appointment system for renewing ID cards is 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.

Gate access change begin Nov. 30

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Ash Wednesday services

All are invited to attend the Fort Rucker Ash Wednesday services Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the traditional beginning of the season of Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter. Catholic Mass is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel. The Protestant worship is scheduled for noon at the Headquarters Chapel. For more information, call 255-2989.

Spouse club scholarships

The Fort Rucker Community Spouses’ Club is accepting applications for scholarships now through March 1. The FRCSC Scholarship Program applications for the 2015-2016 academic school year are available online at their website. Last year, the FRCSC awarded $17,500 to recipients in the Wiregrass community.

Children and spouses of all military ranks (active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired or deceased), members of the FRCSC, and dependents of Department of Defense civilians are eligible for the scholarships. Applicants must high school seniors graduating by summer of 2016, or pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Scholarships are also available for students who plan to attend an accredited trade school.

For more information, visit the FRCSC website.

Diabetes basics

Lyster Army Health Clinic offers beneficiaries a four-part Diabetes Basics Program where they will learn about prevention and controlling diabetes. Classes are held Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Lyster. The next class begins Feb. 4. For more information, call 255-7986.

Scholarships, grants

Corvias Foundation recently announced that applications for the 2016 scholarships and educational grants are now available. Applications for the 2016 scholarships must be submitted by Feb. 11 and will be awarded to high school seniors with plans of attending a four-year university or college. The scholarships are in the amount of up to $50,000 per person. The scholarship is available to children of active-duty service members stationed at Fort Rucker and a number of other Army and Air Force installations. All scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status by the end of April.

Applications are available now at For more information, send an email to info @ or call 401-228-2836.

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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.

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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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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 - 6:00 pm, Sat. and Sun.
  • Newton Gate

Exterior Airfield Gates

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


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