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Faulkner Gate closure

The Faulkner Gate will not open until 9 a.m. on Saturday due to the Fort Rucker Triathlon. Please plan travel accordingly.

Indoor pool closure

The indoor pool at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center will close for two weeks beginning Monday. The closure is necessary to fix several mechanical issues. In the interim, physical training lap lane reservations and lap swimming will occur at SPLASH! Pool and Spray Park Mondays-Fridays from 5:30-10:30 a.m. The indoor pool is scheduled to re-open July 3. For more information, call 255-2296.

School physicals

To ensure the highest continuity of care possible, while providing timely access for patients requiring a school physical, Lyster Army Health Clinic encourages beneficiaries to schedule school physical appointments as soon as possible from now until July 30. Parents should make sure to bring any required documentation to the appointment, with the patient portion filled out completely. The appointment will be for the school physical only. Any other issues will need to be addressed with your primary care clinician. Call the appointment line at 1-800-261-7193-7193.

Pay office closure

The Defense Military Pay Office now closes at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Also, beginning Tuesday, DMPO office hours will change to 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

Pharmacy change

The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy no longer accepts drop-off forms for all refill requests. It is mandatory to phone in all prescription refills. Call 1-877-520-1623 or 334-255-7671.

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 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.

Lost and found

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.

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Changes of command

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory will host a change of command ceremony July 7 at noon at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Rucker will host a change of command ceremony July 12 at 2 p.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Col. Brian E. Walsh will assume command from Col. Shannon T. Miller.

The 1st Aviation Brigade will host a change of command ceremony July 14 at 8:30 a.m. at Howze Field.

Immunizations for school enrollment

Lyster Army Health Clinic officials said that in addition to infant immunizations, school aged children are recommended to receive the following immunizations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella age 4-6; Polio age 4-6; Varicella (chicken pox) second dose age 4-6; Human Papilloma Virus age 11 and older; Meningococcal age 11-12 and again at age 16; and Tetanus, diptheria, whooping cough every 10 years. People are welcome to talk to their provider about childhood immunizations. Alabama Immunization Records (Blue Cards) are available at the immunizations department.

PTSD group

A post-traumatic stress disorder education group meets Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Fort Rucker Spiritual Life Center in Bldg. 8939 on Red Cloud Road. The group follows the Veterans Affairs protocol PTSD Recovery Program and is for anyone interested in learning more about PTSD. For more information, call 255-3903.

Clinic closure

Lyster Army Health Clinic will close June 23 at 11:30 a.m. The pharmacy and lab will also close at this time.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets

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.

CID career opps

People interested in becoming a Criminal Investigation Command special agent should visit or call the Fort Rucker CID office at 255-3108.

Thrift shop

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.

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Brig. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker

Major General
William Gayler

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

USAACE Mission

USAACE trains, educates, and develops agile and adaptive Army Aviation professionals, manages the Aviation Enterprise, and integrates indispensable Aviation capabilities and requirements across the warfighting functions to enable commanders and Soldiers on the ground to fight and win in an increasingly complex world.

Why an Aviation Branch?

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.

Fort Rucker Gate Status

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
    5-7 a.m., M-F
    1-3 p.m., M-F

Exterior Airfield Gates

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


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