Plateaus are expected with any fitness journey, but Fort Rucker’s fitness training staff hopes a new rewards program can help... Read
An aircraft that never quite made it into the Army’s operational inventory and looks like... Read
The Department of Defense will introduce a new, enterprise-wide retirement system in 2018 and an upcoming seminar will arm... Read
The Fort Rucker Tax Center is open for business, and a staff of fully trained preparers stands at the ready to help ease the burdens of tax season for Soldiers, families and retirees. Located in Bldg. 5700, Rm. 371F, the center is open Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 15, and people should make an appointment to use the service, which also offers free electronic filing for Soldiers, family members and retirees.
The tax center also offers a drop-off service, which allows single Soldiers to come in and drop off their income tax paperwork, and return in 48 hours to go over their complete return with a tax representative, said Clayton. Soldiers must return between the hours of 9-11 a.m., Mondays-Fridays for their returns. Single Soldiers who wish to utilize the drop-off service must have a simple return with no more than two W-2 forms.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 255-2937 or 255-2938.
The 2017 Army Emergency Relief Fundraising Campaign kick-off ceremony is scheduled for March 1 from 2-3 p.m. at the Aviation Museum. The primary goal of the campaign is to promote awareness of benefits provided through AER. Funds raised from the campaign are used to assist active duty Soldiers, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers (Title 10, on active duty for more than 30 days), retired Soldiers, as well as eligible family members and survivors, according to AER officials. Throughout the campaign, Fort Rucker Soldiers, through AER unit coordinators, will be educated on the benefits of and types of financial assistance available from AER, as well as given the opportunity to contribute to AER through allotment, check, money order or cash donations. By donating to AER, Soldiers are helping to provide emergency financial assistance to fellow Soldiers.
For more information, call 255-2341.
Army Emergency Relief is accepting applications for its 2017-2018 scholarship program at www.aerhq.org. Scholarship opportunities are available for spouses and children registered in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment System who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree or certificate at an accredited college or university. Additional eligibility criteria can be found on the above website. Within a 50 mile radius of Fort Rucker, 71 recipients received scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year. Seventeen spouses received a total of $27,500.00 – average of $1617.65 – and 54 children received a total of $120,600 – average of $2233.33. For more information, call 255-2341.
The Lyster and Fort Rucker Resiliency Resources mobile device app is available for free in Android and iPhone mobile app stores. The app can help people find information for Fort Rucker, including addresses, phone numbers and event information, and also information such as where running trails are located, if there is a 5k race coming up, when Bible studies occur and more.
People who have lost or misplaced property while on Fort Rucker can call the Directorate of Public Safety’s lost and found point of contact at 255-3239 to inquire if their property has been turned in. To claim their property, people must be able to demonstrate ownership of the property. DPS retains property found or turned in at special events held on the installation, such as Freedom Fest – the most common items turned-in are keys, cell phones and wallets.
The Fort Rucker ID Card Section will close from 2:15-4:15 p.m. for training the second Wednesday of every month.
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.
The Fort Rucker Religious Support Officer will host its National Prayer Breakfast March 8 from 6:30-8 a.m. at The Landing. The speaker will be retired Chaplain (Col.) Alvin “Sonny” Moore, former U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence chaplain. Tickets are available at a suggested donation of $5 per person and can be obtained through unit representatives or the RSO in Bldg. 8945 until March 3. For more information, call 255-2989 or 255-2012.
The Fort Rucker Education Center will host its CLEP-a-thon Round 2 Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The CLEP-a-thon is free for active-duty military, according to center officials, who added that most colleges accept CLEP as transfer credits. For more information or to sign up, visit the center in Bldg. 4502, or call 255-2378.
The Center Library is conducting a survey to help determine its customers’ needs. Click here to access the survey.
Fort Rucker Army and Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can once again take advantage of the cash back option at exchange checkout counters. Shoppers can receive cash back in amounts up to $50 at the Fort Rucker main store and amounts up to $20 at expresses, troop stores, military clothing stores and other facilities.
For more information, shoppers can contact the Fort Rucker Exchange at 334-503-9044.
The Fort Rucker Religious Support Office will host its Wednesday Night Alive service Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center, Bldg. 8939, where there’s something for the entire family, according to RSO officials. For more information, call 255-3903 or 255-3946.
The Fort Rucker Installation Retiree Council meets the first Thursday of each month in The Landing at 11:30 a.m. The meeting is an open forum and all retirees are invited to attend. Retirees are also encouraged to apply for one of the open positions on the council. For more information, call 255-9124.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Rm. 147 of Bldg. 4502. For more on the group, call 334-237-1973.
People interested in becoming a Criminal Investigation Command special agent should visit www.cid.army.mil or call the Fort Rucker CID office at 255-3108.
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.
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
USAACE trains, educates, and develops agile and adaptive Army Aviation professionals, manages the Aviation Enterprise, and integrates indispensable Aviation capabilities and requirements across the warfighting functions to enable commanders and Soldiers on the ground to fight and win in an increasingly complex world.
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.
This is an official U.S. Army web site.
The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army of this Website or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and MWR sites, the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Website.