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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Soldiers from the 1-58th Airfield Operations Battalion conduct air traffic control training during a field exercise, Jan. 28.

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TRADOC team ensures training on course

TRADOC team ensures training on course

In years past, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence was named an Institution of Excellence by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and... Read

Summer fitness: Classes help maintain physical fitness, beat heat

Summer fitness: Classes help maintain physical fitness, beat heat

Remaining physically active during the summer can be both tedious and hazardous, but Fort Rucker’s physical fitness centers... Read

Soldiers leave lasting impact on local community

Soldiers leave lasting impact on local community

Today’s Army is an all-volunteer force made up of men and women who made the decision to give something back to their country. But for some Soldiers... Read

Post thanks volunteers for selfless service

Post thanks volunteers for selfless service

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of Fort Rucker,” the garrison commander told Soldiers, family members and civilian employees attending the May 7... Read

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Museum birthday

May 26 will mark the 25-year anniversary of the opening of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum and the Army Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc., will host an informal day-long birthday celebration. Foundation members and museum staff welcome everyone to stop by and help celebrate the occasion with light refreshments and cake while they last.

Changes of command, responsibility

The 1st Aviation Brigade will host a change of responsibility ceremony May 27 at 8:30 a.m. at Howze Field.

B Company, 1-145th Avn. Regt. will host a change of command ceremony May 29 at 10 a.m. at Pratt Hall, Bldg. 4901. Capt. Eric Lizama will assume command from Maj. Morgan Laird.

The 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment will host a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony June 5 at 8:30 a.m. at Howze Field.

AER closing ceremony

The Fort Rucker Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign closing ceremony is scheduled for June 8 from 2-3 p.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. For more information, call 255-2341.

Vacation Bible School

The Fort Rucker Religious Support Office will host Vacation Bible School for children in kindergarten – accompanied by a parent or guardian – through sixth grade June 8-12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Main Post Chapel Complex, Bldg. 8939 and 8940. The theme is “Hometown Nazareth, Where Jesus Was a Kid.” The event features Bible lessons, crafts, music, recreation, snacks, and more. Also, volunteers are needed to help with the program.

To register, volunteer or get more information, call 255-3946 or 255-2989; visit the Main Post Chapel, Bldg. 8940, or call 255-3050 or 255-3140.

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.

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 to begin for Fort Rucker

Beginning April 27, 2015, visitors will begin being issued visitor badges. All visitors will have a 30-day grace period in which to obtain their visitor badge before the policy goes into full effect on May 29, 2015. After that date, any visitor who does not have a badge will be directed to a visitor center to apply for one; otherwise they will not be able to enter the installation. Read More

Housing survey

Army Installation Management Command and Corvias Military Living encourage on-post housing residents to complete the 2015 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 today. Residents who do not receive a survey or who have questions should email

Residents must fill out and submit the online survey by June 7. The survey will ask questions on topics such as residents’ evaluation of their present home, community amenities, resident activities, the community maintenance team, property management team and others. The feedback provides the Army and Corvias with information to help evaluate the current state of the partnership, and guide future improvements to housing facilities and residential services.

ID Card Section

Effective February 9, 2015, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. will be set aside for appointments only. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. will be for walk-in customers only. Click here for more information.

Fire extinguisher servicing

The Fort Rucker Fire Department is unable to provide people portable fire extinguisher service, but it is still able to conduct annual inspections and tag replacements. For six-year maintenance, recharges and hydrostatic testing, there are local businesses that can assist people. For more information, call 255-3316.

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.

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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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