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Easter Sunrise Service

Fort Rucker hosts a post-wide Easter Sunrise Service Sunday at 6:30 a.m. at Wings Chapel, Bldg. 6036 on Andrews Avenue. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Timothy K. Bedsole Sr., deputy garrison chaplain, will deliver the Easter message. The service will involve people of the Fort Rucker and neighboring communities. For more information, call 255-2989 or 255-2012.

Prescription drug take back

People can dispose of their unused prescription medication at two locations in the local area April 26 as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The locations include the Fort Rucker Main Exchange Mall and the Daleville Grocery Outlet parking lot. For more information, visit

WOCC change of command

The U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College will host its change of command ceremony May 2 at 2 p.m. in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Col. Garry L. Thompson will assume command from Col. Stanley O. Smith.

Retirement ceremony

Fort Rucker hosts its quarterly retirement ceremony April 25 at 2 p.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. All are invited to attend and honor Fort Rucker’s latest retirees.

AER golf tourney

The Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union will host the 24th annual Golf Tournament for Army Emergency Relief April 25 at Silver Wings Golf Course. Registration for the four-person scramble tournament begins at 10 a.m. and a shotgun start is at noon. It costs $65 per person to enter, while SWGC members can enter for $55. The price includes a hamburger lunch, cart and green fees, and a registration gift. Various prizes will also be awarded. All proceeds will benefit AER. For more information, call 1 (800) 448-4096 or 598-4411, Exts. 1306, 1302 or 1702.

AER scholarships

Applications for Army Emergency Relief scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year are due by May 1. AER scholarships are available for spouses and dependent children of active-duty, retired and deceased Soldiers. For more information and to apply, visit, or call 1-(866) 878-6378.

Spouse club scholarships

Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club scholarship applications are available on the FRCSC website. Scholarships are available for high school and continuing education students who are dependents of active-duty, Reserve, National Guard, retired and deceased military residing within a 50-mile radius of Fort Rucker, and also for dependents of Department of Defense civilians assigned to Fort Rucker. The club additionally offers scholarships to any student (military affiliation not required) who will be enrolled in a full-time engineering program in the 2014-15 academic year. More information is available on the website.

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.

Earth Day Expo

Fort Rucker hosts its Earth Day Expo April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the festival fields. The expo will feature events and vendors presenting environment-friendly products and services, energy-efficient vehicles and more. For more information, call 255-1657.

ANZAC service

The Australian Liaison Office will host its annual Australian-New Zealand Army Command Dawn Service April 25 at 5 a.m. in Veterans Park in front of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. ANZAC Day is celebrated in Australia and New Zealand as a national day of remembrance to honor the members of the ANZAC who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.


As part of Fort Rucker’s Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign, the 6th Military Police Detachment hosts its annual AER Jail-a-Thon May 1 in the post exchange parking lot. People can issue warrants for people’s arrests based on prices associated with ranks – prices range from $10 for E-1 to E-4 and GS 1 to GS 4, all the way to the commanding general and deputy commander at $50. Warrant collection will run April 14-30. The people who have warrants issued for them will be confined in a makeshift jail outside of the PX May 1. For more information, including a complete warrant price breakdown, call 255-2120.

National Day of Prayer

The Fort Rucker chaplaincy will host a National Day of Prayer observance May 1 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. Regardless of their religious positions, chapel officials said all Americans need solutions to the problems they face in the world, their nation and their communities. The sanctuaries in the Main Post Chapel, Bldg. 8940, and Wings Chapel, Bldg. 6036, will also be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for people who prefer to pray alone or in small groups. For more information, call 255-2989.

ACS Needs Assessment Survey

The Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, in partnership with Installation Management Command  G9 Marketing Research and Analysis, will be launching the Army Community Service Needs Assessment Survey now through April 30 at Fort Rucker.

The survey will allow people to express what programs and services they would like to see ACS provide, if their expectations with ACS offerings are being met and what services have been the most beneficial to them. For more information or to take part in the survey, visit now through April 30. More

Fire extinguisher servicing

The Fort Rucker Fire Department is unable to provide people portable fire extinguisher service, but it is still able to conduct annual inspections and tag replacements. For six-year maintenance, recharges and hydrostatic testing, there are local businesses that can assist people. For more information, call 255-3316.

AUSA Academic Scholarships

The Fort Rucker-Wiregrass Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army is offering $1,000 academic scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year to qualifying veterans, Soldiers and their Family members living and working in the Wiregrass area. Applications can be downloaded by visiting the Fort Rucker-Wiregrass AUSA website at All scholarship applications (with attachments) must be submitted by mail and postmarked no later than May 31.

For more information, call 797-5479, or 494-2999.

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Brig. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker

Brigadier General
Michael D. Lundy

Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker

Brig. 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.

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