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Air Traffic Services Command and the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group will host a dual change of responsibility ceremony Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. At the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Jason J. Palfreeman will assume responsibility as command sergeant major of ATSCOM from Command Sgt. Maj. Richard A. Mitchell; and Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn L. Jones will assume responsibility as command sergeant major of the 164th TAOG from Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge O. Soriano.
The Army commissioned REVPAR International to evaluate the development of a new recreational lodge, banquet facility and bowling center at Fort Rucker. People can ensure they have a voice in the process by taking a survey at http://www.revparintl.com/fortrucker.htm.
Lyster Army Health Clinic will close at noon Sept. 19 instead of Sept. 17. The pharmacy will also close at noon.
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.
The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign kicks off Sept. 15 during a ceremony at 9 a.m. at The Landing. The annual charity fundraising campaign runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15. For more information, call 255-9261.
The Fort Rucker Commissary will hold a case lot sale Aug. 29-31. For more information, call 255-9177.
The Defense Military Pay Office will close at noon Aug. 29 for off-site training. All DMPO customers are being asked to visit the office with their pay inquiries or clearance papers prior to the office closure. Soldiers with a military pay emergency or who need to clear DMPO during this time should call 379-4973 or 389-5970 for assistance. The office will reopen Sept. 2 at 7:30 a.m.
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.
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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