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The Newton and Faulkner gates will be closed Sept. 4-7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Also, the Ozark and Enterprise visitor control centers will be closed Sept. 4-7. The Daleville Visitor Control Center will be open during its normal hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., during that timeframe.
Lyster Army Health Clinic will be closed Friday and Monday in observance of Labor Day. The clinic will reopen Tuesday.
Lyster will also close Oct. 9 for organization day, along with Oct. 12 in observance of Columbus Day. The clinic will reopen Oct. 13. People who need medical care or advice when the clinic is closed can call the Nurse Advice Line at 800-874-2273. For emergencies, people should go to the nearest emergency room.
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.
Lyster Army Health Clinic will offer after-hours school physical appointments during the dates and times below to help ensure the highest continuity of care possible while providing timely access for patients requiring a school physical. The slots will fill quickly, so people are advised to book appointments as soon as possible.
The dates include: Sept.11, 4-6 p.m.
People should make sure to bring any required documentation to the appointment, with the patient portion filled out completely. The appointment will be for the school physical only. Any other issues will need to be addressed with people’s primary care providers.
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 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
The Fort Rucker Religious Support Office will host a 9/11 Day of Remembrance Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Headquarters Chapel, Bldg. 109, on Shamrock Street. The event will feature a brief inspirational program honoring the memories of those who were lost in the 2001 attacks that will also seek to renew people’s commitment to service, America and the community. For more information, call 255-2989 or 255-2012.
Fort Rucker will host its annual POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Sept. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Park, located in front of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.
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 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.
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.
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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