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Gate hours

The Faulkner and Newton gates will operate with reduced hours Dec. 19-Jan. 2, being open from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. those days except for the days they are closed, Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1-2.

Military pay office closure

The Defense Military Pay Office will close at noon Dec. 19. All DMPO customers are being asked to visit the DMPO with their pay inquiries or clearance papers prior to the closure. Soldiers with a military pay emergency or who were unable to clear DMPO during this time can call 379-4973 for assistance. The office will reopen Dec. 22 at 7:30 a.m.

Military personnel closure

The Fort Rucker Military Personnel Division will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. The closure includes the ID card section, retirement services office, personnel reassignment branch, personnel management branch and personnel services branch. The casualty assistance center will have on-call personnel available. For emergencies, call 255-0580.

Museum closure

The U.S. Army Aviation Museum will be closed Dec. 26, per the executive order declaring the day a federal holiday.

Flu shots

Lyster Army Health Clinic’s Preventive Medicine Department offers flu shots for patients Mondays-Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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.

Marriage 101

Marriage 101, a premarital seminar and training, will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each month from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center, Bldg. 8939. For more information, call 255-3447 or 255-3903.

Clinic closures

Lyster will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 for Christmas, and closed Jan. 1 and 2 for New Year’s.

ID Card Section

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.

Boy Scouts sign-ups

Fort Rucker’s Boy Scouts of America Troop 50 will hold sign-ups Jan. 16-17 in the Scout building behind the commissary. Jan. 16, sign-ups will be conducted from 6-8 p.m. and Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sign-ups will feature refreshments and information about Scouting. For more information, call 447-3791 or visit

PPPT instructor training

People looking for a way to positively impact Soldiers and gain experience as a leader should consider become a Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Training Program instructor trainer. The position requires completion of the PPPT Exercise Leader Training that provides guidance on leading exercise sessions for pregnant and postpartum Soldiers in a PPPT consolidated installation program.

Attendees may include unit NCOs, health care personnel, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation personnel interested in PPPT program implementation. Requirements include: enthusiasm about helping others succeed; E-6 and above or junior officer; not being pregnant or postpartum; not on a permanent physical profile for no physical training; and stability of at least one year.

Course registration is available by calling the local PPPT NCO in charge at 255-7846, or the officer in charge at 255-7719. The next training is scheduled for Jan. 12-16 at the Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Center.

For more information about the PPPT Program visit the Army Knowledge Online PPPT website.

Volunteers needed

Lyster Army Health Clinic is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from the parking lot in its golf cart. The golf cart was donated in 2011 by the mayor of Dothan after a retiree noticed that patients often needed assistance when walking to and from the clinic parking lot. Those interested in volunteering can call Capt. Brian Turner at 255-7245.

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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 in Lake Charles, La. After completing the Aviation Officers Basic Course, Basic Rotary Wing Training and the OH-58D transition, he was assigned to Task Force 23, 3rd Infantry Division in Giebelstadt, Germany, where he served as a company executive officer and target acquisition and reconnaissance platoon leader. 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
  • Newton Gate
    4:30 am - 8:30 pm, M-F

Exterior Airfield Gates

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


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