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  • Soldiers take care of a simulated patient during a training exercise while flying above Fort Rucker in a UH-60 Black Hawk.
  • Soldiers conduct PT at the Air Assault Track.
  • Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment conduct air traffic control training on Fort Rucker.
  • U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine JECC students explain their treatment strategy of a simulated patient before loading the patient onto a mock aircraft at the school.
  • UH-60 Black Hawks prepare to take off after dropping off students of the U.S. Army Ranger School at their designated locations during a training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Feb. 19.

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1st Avn. Bde. celebrates 50 years of protecting nation

1AB celebrates 50 years of protecting nation

Charged with training Aviation officers, warrant officers and Soldiers in various Aviation military occupational specialties, the “Golden Hawks” have had... Read

SPLASH! into summer: Lake, water park, pools offer ample swimming options

Lake, water park, pools offer ample swimming options

As longer days continue to heat things up, Fort Rucker’s Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics... Read

Grant program benefits teachers

Grant program benefits teachers

The Fort Rucker Thrift Shop is well known for helping people find some of the best deals on the installation, but it is also known for its involvement in... Read

Chapel hosts National Day of Prayer service

Chapel hosts National Day of Prayer service

Fort Rucker held its National Day of Prayer service at the Headquarters Chapel May 5 as a means to give those on the installation a chance to... Read

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ACOE awards ceremony livestream

Col. Shannon T. Miller, Fort Rucker garrison commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. William Lohmeyer, Fort Rucker garrison command sergeant major, will accept the Army Community of Excellence Silver Award on behalf of Fort Rucker during a ceremony at the Pentagon Tuesday, May 24, at 1 p.m. CDT. Watch the ACOE awards ceremony livestream at

Community strengths, themes assessment

Fort Rucker is running its second biennial Health Promotions Community Strengths and Themes Assessment now through June 30 aimed at collecting population data as it relates to the health and readiness of the Community. Data is collected through the Internet , which allows Soldiers, family members, civilians and military retirees to take the survey from their homes or offices. The survey focuses on how the community feels on health, safety, quality of life and overall satisfaction with the installation. Information is collected through the Fort Rucker Community Health Promotion Council Office. It will be used to help identify population health concerns for assessing health-related needs of the Fort Rucker community for program planning, policy development and program evaluation.

The confidentiality of responses is assured under Section 308 (d) of the Public Health Service Act. Procedures are in place to prevent the disclosure of personal data, including data encryption and secure data networks. No personal identifiers are collected as part of this survey process. The assessment is available here. For more information, call 255-0529.

AER closing ceremony

The 2016 Army Emergency Relief Campaign Closing Ceremony is scheduled for June 6 from 2-3 p.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. The primary goal of the campaign is to promote awareness of benefits provided through AER. For more information about AER, call 255-2341 or 255-3765.

Vacation Bible School

The Fort Rucker Religious Services Office will host its Vacation Bible School June 6-10 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Main Post Chapel Complex, Bldgs. 8939 and 8940. VBS is for children in kindergarten (age 5 by Sept. 1) through sixth grade. This year’s theme is Egypt, Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace. VBS will feature Bible lessons, crafts, music, recreation, snacks and daily celebrations. Volunteers are needed to help out with the event.

To register, volunteer or get more information, visit the Fort Rucker Religious Education Center in Bldg. 8939, or call 255-3946 or 255-2989. People can also visit Wings Chapel, Bldg. 6036, or call 255-2051 or 255-9566.

ID Card Section

The appointment system for renewing ID cards is available five days a week! 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.

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Resident survey

Corvias Military Living is asking all residents to complete the 2016 Headquarters Department of the Army Residential Communities Initiative Resident Survey. The survey gives on-post residents an opportunity to provide feedback to the Army, RCI and Corvias Military Living on how their housing needs are being met.

An electronic survey will be emailed to all residents May 5. Residents who do not receive a survey or who have questions should contact their community office. Residents must fill out and submit the online survey by June 6.

The survey should take less than 20 minutes to complete. It will ask questions on topics such as residents’ evaluation of their present home, community amenities, resident activities, the community maintenance team and property management team, among others.

All survey answers are strictly confidential and residents are urged to offer honest responses. Personal data is not tabulated and the survey does not identify the resident in any way.

Military pay briefing change

The Defense Military Pay Office briefing for Soldiers scheduled to separate due to expired term of service or involuntary separation (non-retirement) has changed from a walk-in basis to a weekly group briefing. The new ETS briefing will be held Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Bldg. 5700, Rm. 371B. Soldiers should bring the following documents to the briefing: two copies of separation orders and amendments, DA 31 - Request and Authority for Leave (if approved) and the original or notarized copy of documents to support changes in marital status not previously reported to the DMPO.

The DMPO will continue to provide desk-side briefings for Soldiers who do not receive orders in time to attend a group briefing. Command teams with Soldiers who cannot attend a regularly scheduled briefing due to time constraints should call 255-3939, 255-9182 or 255-3115.

ACS survey

The Army Community Service is conducting a needs assessment. People taking part in the survey will assist ACS in developing programs that meet the needs of the Fort Rucker community. The survey is available online at, or paper copies are available through ACS.

For more information, call 255-9641.

School physical appointments

To ensure the highest continuity of care possible while providing timely access for patients requiring a school physical, Lyster Army Health Clinic will offer school physical appointments during the dates and times below. These slots will fill quickly, so people should book as soon as possible. The appointments serve to provide additional times and dates for dual-working parents and those who cannot schedule an appointment during normal business hours.

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 the primary care clinician.

Appointments are available: July 13, 1-3 p.m.; July 27, 4-6 p.m.; Aug. 3, 1-3 p.m.; Aug. 10, 4-6 p.m.; Aug. 24, 1-3 p.m.; Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m.; Sept. 7, 1-3 p.m.; Sept. 14, 4-6 p.m.; Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m.; and Sept. 28, 4-6 p.m.

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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

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USAACE trains, educates and develops Army Aviation professionals and integrates indispensable Aviation capabilities across warfighting functions in support of commanders and Soldiers on the ground.

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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.

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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

Exterior Airfield Gates

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


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