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The 27th annual Golf Tournament Benefiting Fort Rucker Army Emergency Relief is scheduled for April 7 at Silver Wings Golf Course. The tourney will be in four-person scramble format, with registration at 10 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. Cost is $65 per person, with SWGC members paying $55. The cost includes cart, green fees, registration gift and hamburger lunch. Various prizes will be given out during the event. All proceeds will be donated to the Fort Rucker AER fund.
For more information or to register, call 800-448-4096 or 334-598-4411, Exts. 1249 or 1317.
The Fort Rucker Installation Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Team and U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College Warrant Officer Candidate School Class 17-10 will host a SHARP Awareness Car Wash April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. People will be treated to a free car wash as they meet the SHARP Team and receive information on preventing and increasing awareness of sexual assault and harassment. For more information, call 255-2382.
Starting May 1, the Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will no longer accept drop-off forms for all refill requests. It will be mandatory to phone in all prescription refills. Call 1-877-520-1623 or 334-255-7671.
The Landing will host the Aviation Ball April 8 from 6-11 p.m. Dress for military is dress mess or ASU with white shirt and bow tie. Civilian dress is formal. Meal choices are chicken cordon bleu, beef roast or vegetarian lasagna. Ticket prices are $25 for E-6 and below, and $35 for E-7 and above. To purchase tickets, contact your unit for point of contact information.
The Fort Rucker Tax Center is open for business, and a staff of fully trained preparers stands at the ready to help ease the burdens of tax season for Soldiers, families and retirees. Located in Bldg. 5700, Rm. 371F, the center is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 15, and people should make an appointment to use the service, which also offers free electronic filing for Soldiers, family members and retirees.
The tax center also offers a drop-off service, which allows single Soldiers to come in and drop off their income tax paperwork, and return in 48 hours to go over their complete return with a tax representative, said Clayton. Soldiers must return between the hours of 9-11 a.m., Mondays-Fridays for their returns. Single Soldiers who wish to utilize the drop-off service must have a simple return with no more than two W-2 forms.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 255-2937 or 255-2938.
Army Emergency Relief is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 scholarship program at www.aerhq.org. Scholarship opportunities are available for spouses and children registered in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment System who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree or certificate at an accredited college or university. Additional eligibility criteria can be found on the above website. Within a 50 mile radius of Fort Rucker, 71 recipients received scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year. Seventeen spouses received a total of $27,500.00 – average of $1617.65 – and 54 children received a total of $120,600 – average of $2233.33. For more information, call 255-2341.
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.
Fort Rucker’s spring clean-up is scheduled for April 3-6. April 3 will be clean-up of interior offices and work areas, April 4 will be clean-up of exterior areas and police call areas, and April 5 will be continuation of interior and exterior clean-up, and also barracks common area clean-up. April 6 will consist of an inspection by the Fort Rucker garrison command sergeant major, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence command sergeant major and the Directorate of Public Works NCO in charge.
Hazardous materials, such as paint, batteries, thinners, solvents, etc., can be taken to the hazardous materials collection point at Bldg. 1315. For more information on hazardous material disposal, call 255-2541.
The Fort Rucker Fit Fest Health Fair is scheduled for April 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the festival fields. The free event will be open to the Fort Rucker community. The fair will feature fitness demonstrations, nutrition information, on-site health information, booth exhibits, safety information, door prizes and more. For more information, call 255-2292 or visit rucker.armymwr.com.
The Fort Rucker Religious Support Office will host its Wednesday Night Alive service Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center, Bldg. 8939, where there’s something for the entire family, according to RSO officials. For more information, call 255-3903 or 255-3946.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Rm. 147 of Bldg. 4502. For more on the group, call 334-237-1973.
People interested in becoming a Criminal Investigation Command special agent should visit www.cid.army.mil or call the Fort Rucker CID office at 255-3108.
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.
People who have lost or misplaced property while on Fort Rucker can call the Directorate of Public Safety’s lost and found point of contact at 255-3239 to inquire if their property has been turned in. To claim their property, people must be able to demonstrate ownership of the property. DPS retains property found or turned in at special events held on the installation, such as Freedom Fest – the most common items turned-in are keys, cell phones and wallets.
The Fort Rucker ID Card Section will close from 2:15-4:15 p.m. for training the second Wednesday of every month.
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.
Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
Major General William Gayler is a Distinguished Military Graduate of North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia, where he was commissioned as an Aviation Officer in 1988. Gayler’s key command assignments include C/2-227th Aviation Regiment in Hanau, Germany; D/2-227th Aviation Regiment in Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina; A/1-14th Aviation Regiment in Mesa, Arizona; 3-101st (Eagle Attack) Aviation Regiment in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Iraq; 101st Combat Aviation Regiment (Destiny) in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Afghanistan; Deputy Commanding General... More
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