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  • 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.
  • Students of the U.S. Army Ranger School sit and wait for UH-60 Black Hawks to transport them to their next destination during an exercise Feb. 19.

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Visitor Control Centers closed July 2

Visitor Control Centers at the Daleville, Enterprise and Ozark gates will be closed Thursday, July 2. The VCC at the Daleville Gate will reopen during regular business hours Friday, July 3 and will be open on the weekend; the Enterprise and Ozark gate VCCs will remain closed through Monday, July 6.

Additionally, the Faulkner Gate will be closed Friday, July 3rd through Monday, July 6 and will reopen during regular business hours Tuesday, July 7.

Changes of command

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory will host a change of command ceremony July 8 at 11 a.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Rucker will host a change of command ceremony July 10 at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command-Fort Rucker will host a change of command ceremony July 21 at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

Commissary grand opening

The new Fort Rucker Commissary will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony July 15 at 8:30 a.m. The Fort Rucker community is invited to attend the opening of the new store.

School physical appointments

Lyster Army Health Clinic will offer after-hours school physical appointments during the dates and times below to help ensure the highest continuity of care possible while providing timely access for patients requiring a school physical. The slots will fill quickly, so people are advised to book appointments as soon as possible.

The dates include: July 21, 4-6 p.m.; Aug. 13, 4-6 p.m.; Aug. 28, 4-6 p.m.; and Sept.11, 4-6 p.m.

People 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 people’s primary care providers.

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.

New access procedures begin for Fort Rucker

New gate access procedures are in effect as of May 29. For your convenience, the Visitor Control Center at the Daleville Gate will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. VCCs at the Enterprise and Ozark gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Read More

Eagle Rising ceremony

The U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College will host an Eagle Rising ceremony July 22 from 10-11 a.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum to induct retired CW4 Benny R. McKee into the order.

IG move

The inspector general’s office will move to Bldg. 536 July 27-31. During this period, assistance will be by appointment only. For an appointment, call 255-2118. Regular office hours, to include walk-ins, will resume Aug. 3 at 8:30 a.m.

Lyster activity classes

Lyster Army Health Clinic offers free yoga classes Mondays and Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Lyster Activity Center, Rm. J-100, of the clinic. People are encouraged to bring their own mat, but the staff has extra if people forget. Also, free Zumba classes take place Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Lyster Activity Center, Rm. J-100.

ID Card Section

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. are set aside for appointments only. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. are for walk-in customers only. Click here for more information.

Lyster activity classes

Lyster Army Health Clinic offers free yoga classes Mondays and Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Lyster Activity Center, Rm. J-100, of the clinic. People are encouraged to bring their own mat, but the staff has extra if people forget. Also, free Zumba classes take place Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Lyster Activity Center, Rm. J-100.

TRICARE Nurse Advice Line

Lyster Army Health Clinic uses the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line for all after-hours urgent care questions. Call 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273) to speak with a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker

Major General
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. After completing Basic Rotary Wing Training and the OH-58D transition, he was assigned to TF 23, 3 ID in Giebelstadt, Germany as a Company Executive Officer and Platoon Leader. In 1990, his platoon was attached to 4/2 ACR and deployed to Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following Desert Storm, he was reassigned to CBTF, 3 ID in support of Operation Provide Comfort in Northern Iraq. More

USAACE Mission

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.

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 - 2:00 pm, Sat. and Sun.
  • Newton Gate
    4:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F

Exterior Airfield Gates

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

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