Applied Suicide intervention Skills Training is a two-day suicide intervention course intended for gatekeepers, such as commanders, first sergeants, chaplains, platoon sergeants and first-line supervisors (military or civilian) held at various times between now and mid-September. The goal of the course is to reach out to gatekeepers to teach them how to respond appropriately if a Soldier or civilian presents to them with suicidal thoughts or actions.
Course dates are June 12-13, with a signup deadline of June 7; and Sept. 11-12, with a signup deadline of Sept. 6 The courses take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the Wings Chapel. Each session is limited to 30 people.
To register or for more information on other suicide prevention training options, call (334) 255-7010.
The Fort Rucker Army Career and Alumni Program Center moved recently from its location in Bldg. 5700, Rm. 185 to the second floor of Bldg. 4502. Under the Vow to Hire Heroes Act, more classroom and office space is needed to accommodate new ACAP staff members and the number of classes required under the act.
Under the VOW Act, three two-day voluntary classes for the transitioning Soldiers will be phased in throughout fiscal year 2013: Boots to Business, taught by the Small Business Administration, began April 13; the education center will teach a class for Soldiers who desire to go to school after they transition; and the Veterans Administration will conduct a class for Soldiers who want technical training after they transition.
For more on ACAP, call 255-3932.
The Fort Rucker Exceptional Family Member Program conducts its needs assessment survey now through July 1. The survey is available here. Soldiers and Families should fill out the short form online or pick up a paper copy of the survey at Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities.
For more on the survey, call (334) 255-9277.
The Fort Rucker Army Career and Alumni Program Center will host Chesapeake Energy for a hiring event July 9-10. Chesapeake Energy will hold an overall briefing July 9 from 3-4 p.m. in the ACAP Center, Bldg. 4502, Rm. 210. On July 10 at 8 a.m. the company will conduct interviews in the same location. People intending to apply should bring a resume for this event.
This event is open to the military, veterans, retirees, and National Guard and Reserve members. Chesapeake Energy is looking to hire more than 700 employees this year. It is mainly hiring for Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, according to officials.
For more information on this event, visit the Fort Rucker ACAP Facebook page or call (334) 255-3932.
There is no longer a walk-in service for the flight surgeon of the day, said Lyster Army Health Clinic officials recently. Soldiers should now call (334) 255-7000 for a same day appointment.
The Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey is now available to active duty Soldiers and Family members through Army Knowledge Online e-mail. Surveys are still mailed to retirees and retiree Family members, as well as to active duty and active duty Family members whose emails are unavailable.
Lyster Army Health Clinic advises people that the phone number to the Medical Protection System office, located at Bldg. 5700, has changed. The new phone number is (334) 255-9916. Those calling the old number will automatically be transferred to the new number for about 90 days.
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.
Kevin W. Mangum
Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum is the commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. Prior to assuming command of USAACE, Mangum served as the commanding general of U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. Mangum has served in a variety of joint, Aviation and special operations assignments. More
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