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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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Fire Prevention Week promotes diligence

Fire Prevention Week promotes diligence

Fire Prevention Week continues through Oct. 11 and Fort Rucker’s finest are making sure that people on the installation are ready when it comes to preventing fires. Read

Be Ready: Officials urge get a kit, make a plan

Be Ready: Officials urge get a kit, make a plan

As cooler temperatures make their way into the South, with it comes severe weather that can catch many off guard if unprepared. Read

Fort Rucker events highlight fire prevention week

Fort Rucker events highlight fire prevention week

Safety is always a top concern on Fort Rucker and home safety is no exception. Read

Fort Rucker honors Gold Star Families: Community pays homage to fallen at luminary service

Fort Rucker honors Gold Star Families

Remembering fallen service members and their families is perhaps the best way to honor their sacrifice to the nation, and Fort Rucker did just that... Read

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Gate closures

The Newton and Faulkner gates will close for Columbus Day Oct. 12. All other gate hours remain the same as normal.

Lyster closures

Lyster Army Health Clinic will close for its monthly training Oct. 21 at noon. The clinic will also be closed starting at noon Oct. 9 for organization day.

Change of command

The 1st Warrant Officer Company will host a change of command ceremony Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. CW4 Jerry D. White will assume command from CW4 Joseph R. Scarpill. People need to RSVP by Oct. 2 by calling 255-2646 or 255-3432.

Lyster cooking demonstrations

Lyster Army Health Clinic’s free healthy cooking demonstration is scheduled for Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. Everyone, including children, is invited to attend.

Military pay closure

The Defense Military Pay Office will close at noon Oct. 30. All DMPO customers should visit the office with their pay inquiries or clearance papers prior to the closure. Soldiers with a military pay emergency during this time should call 317-319-7604 for assistance. The office will reopen Nov. 2 at 7:30 a.m.

ID Card Section

Effective Aug. 24, the appointment system for renewing ID cards will be 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.

Lifespace Center classes

The Lyster Army Health Clinic’s Lifespace Center will host the following classes.

Army Move! – Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The next six-part series begins Oct. 13 from 1-3 p.m.

Diabetes Basics – A new series that begins every month with Class No. 1 always being the first Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon.

Healthy Heart – This class is currently on hold. Lyster officials tentatively expect the class to resume Nov. 13 from 9-11 a.m.

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

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Retirement ceremony

Fort Rucker will host its quarterly retirement ceremony Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. All are welcome to attend and thank the post’s latest retirees for their service.

Breast cancer awareness

Lyster Army Health Clinic will promote breast cancer awareness during October. Information tables will be set up in the clinic and the post exchange sporadically throughout the month of October. Mammogram bus dates: Oct. 26, and Nov. 9, 16 and 30. Patients can call 255-7000, No. 4 to schedule and get eligibility information.

Library fax service change

The Center Library recently changed its policy regarding sending faxes for patrons. There is now no charge for sending faxes to local or DSN phone numbers. Long distance faxes cost $2 for the first page (not including the cover page) and 50 cents for other pages. The Center Library is open Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 255-3885.

Lyster activity classes

Lyster Army Health Clinic offers free yoga classes Mondays, Wednesday 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.

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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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

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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.
    CLOSED OCT. 12
  • Newton Gate
    4:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F
    CLOSED OCT. 12

Exterior Airfield Gates

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


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