In front of the Fort Rucker firehouse, a fire engine’s ladder reached high into the sky Sept. 11 with the American Flag flying halfway up the mast as... Read
Ten teams battled it out over 19 games in a single day during the installation’s first 3-vs-3 Indoor Soccer Tournament hosted by the Fort Rucker Physical... Read
September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Army is doing its best to get the word out about suicide prevention, but Army Substance Abuse Program... Read
Andrews Avenue from the Ozark Gate to Third Avenue will be closed to traffic Sept. 27 from 8:30-9:30 a.m., as will Third Avenue to the Daleville Gate from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for the Hispanic Heritage Gate-to-Gate Run. For more information, call 255-2296. W
The Fort Rucker Central Issue Facility will be closed for inventory Sept. 22-26. The CIF will resume regular operating hours Sept. 29. For more information, call 255-1095.
NCO Academy Senior Leader Course Class 14-005 will host a Fallen Aviators Remembrance Run Saturday at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center on Andrews Avenue. The run consists of a 5k race and a 1-mile fun run. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the race starts at 7 a.m. Those 16 and older are asked to donate $10, with a donation being optional for those younger than 16. Water will be provided. For more information, call 302-258-9870.
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.
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.
The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign continues through Nov. 14. For more information, call 255-9261.
Fort Rucker will host a Gold Star Mothers Day and Gold Star Families Day service with luminary lighting Sept. 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel. The event honors those who lost a loved one serving in the U.S. military by lighting luminaries. Gold Star Mothers Day was designated by a joint congressional resolution in 1936 and has evolved in recent years to be known as Gold Star Family Day. Each year since, the day has been observed by presidential proclamation.
The U.S. Army Aviation Museum is planning to restore the only remaining prototype Huey. The aircraft was called the XH-40, tail No. 54459. Museum officials describe the aircraft as the grandfather of the UH-1 series helicopters, and added that it represents the leap from reciprocating engines to the turbine technology that changed the world of rotary wing Aviation and the Army. The helicopter is currently missing a number of parts, including all instrumentation and console equipment.
People who have these components and would like to donate them to the museum or know where like items may be found can contact Robert Mitchell, curator, at 255-1060 or Steve Maxham, director, at 255-1078. Any other information in the form of photographs, tech manuals, etc. would be helpful, officials said.
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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