The principal of the Fort Rucker Elementary School and Fort Rucker Primary School is... Read
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The Fort Rucker Religious Support Office will host its National Day of Prayer observance May 4 from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the Headquarters Chapel, Bldg. 109. This is an annual event in which millions of Americans unite in prayer for the country and its leaders, according to RSO officials. The sanctuary in the Headquarters Chapel will also be opened from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. for those who prefer to pray alone or in small groups at a time of their choice. For more information, call 255-2989.
The Fort Rucker Directorate of Public Works is repainting crosswalks throughout the post. Drivers should be aware of signs posted letting them know when they are approaching the work area. During this time, one lane of traffic will be closed while flagmen will signal drivers through the open lane used for traffic flow. The work should be completed in a few weeks.
Starting May 24, the Defense Military Pay Office will begin closing at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Also, beginning May 30, DMPO office hours will change to 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays.
The 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment will host its change of command May 5 at 9 a.m. at Howze Field. Lt. Col. Cecil C. Nix will assume command from Lt. Col. Ross F. Nelson.
Starting May 1, the Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will no longer accept drop-off forms for all refill requests. It will be mandatory to phone in all prescription refills. Call 1-877-520-1623 or 334-255-7671.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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