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Gate closures

The Faulkner and Newton Gates will be closed Nov. 27-28. They will reopen with normal operating hours Dec. 1, from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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.

Clinic closure

Lyster Army Health Clinic will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving.

CFC continues

The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign continues through Dec. 8. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. For more information, call 255-9261.

Operation Santa

The Fort Rucker Sergeant Audie Murphy Club will host Operation Santa this year. The program is aimed at providing assistance to Soldiers and families who may be facing financial difficulties during the holidays. The operation provides gifts to children, ages 2-15, to help lift spirits during the holiday season, according to club members.

All Fort Rucker Soldiers are eligible to take part. Leaders are asked to identify Soldiers within their formations who are facing financial hardship to the Fort Rucker SAMC by Nov. 19. For submission details, call 255-3868.

Operation Santa will take place Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bldg. 9400 on Dustoff Avenue. Each child will receive two stocking stuffers and one big ticket gift item. Parents will be able to pick out the gift items from a wide assortment of popular toys and gadgets. Free gift wrapping will also be available for each item. Santa will also be available for pictures. To coordinate an alternate pick up date, call 255-3868.

Huey restoration

The U.S. Army Aviation Museum is planning to restore the only remaining prototype Huey. The aircraft was called the XH-40, tail No. 54459. Museum officials describe the aircraft as the grandfather of the UH-1 series helicopters, and added that it represents the leap from reciprocating engines to the turbine technology that changed the world of rotary wing Aviation and the Army. The helicopter is currently missing a number of parts, including all instrumentation and console equipment. People who have these components and would like to donate them to the museum or know where like items may be found can contact Robert Mitchell, curator, at (334) 255-1060; or Steve Maxham, director, at (334) 255-1078. Any other information in the form of photographs, tech manuals, etc. would be helpful, officials said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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
    Closed Nov. 27-28
  • Newton Gate
    4:30 am - 8:30 pm, M-F
    Closed Nov. 27-28

Exterior Airfield Gates

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


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