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  • Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment conduct air traffic control training on Fort Rucker.
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  • UH-60 Black Hawks prepare to take off after dropping off students of the U.S. Army Ranger School at their designated locations during a training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Feb. 19.
  • Students of the U.S. Army Ranger School sit and wait for UH-60 Black Hawks to transport them to their next destination during an exercise Feb. 19.

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Visitor Control Centers closed July 2

Visitor Control Centers at the Daleville, Enterprise and Ozark gates will be closed Thursday, July 2. The VCC at the Daleville Gate will reopen during regular business hours Friday, July 3 and will be open on the weekend; the Enterprise and Ozark gate VCCs will remain closed through Monday, July 6.

Additionally, the Faulkner Gate will be closed Friday, July 3rd through Monday, July 6 and will reopen during regular business hours Tuesday, July 7.

Post Run

Fort Rucker and the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence will host a post run July 2. Soldiers will form up on Howze Field at 5:45 a.m., observe “Reveille” and then head out on the run. Roads along the route will be closed during the run. The run will head past the headquarters building on Novosel Street to Ruf Avenue, continue down to Second Street onto Andrews Avenue, and then onto First Street before heading back onto Ruf and ending back at headquarters on Novosel.

Changes of command

The 110th Aviation Brigade will host a change of command ceremony July 1 at 9 a.m. on Howze Field.

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory will host a change of command ceremony July 8 at 11 a.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Rucker will host a change of command ceremony July 10 at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

Commissary grand opening

The new Fort Rucker Commissary will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony July 15 at 8:30 a.m. The Fort Rucker community is invited to attend the opening of the new store.

LifeSouth blood drive

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc., will host a blood drive July 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the post exchange parking lot. All donors will receive T-shirt for donating. Donors must have valid photo ID to donate, weigh 110 pounds or more and be 17 years of age or older (16 year olds can donate with a signed LifeSouth parental consent form). LifeSouth is in critical need of all negative blood types at this time, especially O negative.

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.

New access procedures begin for Fort Rucker

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

Wiregrass Freedom Fest - Festival Fields - July 2 - 4PM - 10PM - Click here for details

Eagle Rising ceremony

The U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College will host an Eagle Rising ceremony July 22 from 10-11 a.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum to induct retired CW4 Benny R. McKee into the order.

IG move

The inspector general’s office will move to Bldg. 536 July 27-31. During this period, assistance will be by appointment only. For an appointment, call 255-2118. Regular office hours, to include walk-ins, will resume Aug. 3 at 8:30 a.m.

Lyster activity classes

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.

ID Card Section

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. are set aside for appointments only. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. are for walk-in customers only. Click here for more information.

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.

Lyster activity classes

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.

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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. 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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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
    6:00 am - 2:00 pm, Sat. and Sun.
  • Newton Gate
    4:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F

Exterior Airfield Gates

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

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