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There will not be a veterinarian available at the Fort Rucker Veterinary Facility July 28-Aug. 1. People are asked to put in their prescription refill requests no later than July 24 to ensure the veterinarian has time to honor the requests. If requests are called in after that, people will have to wait until Aug. 4-8.
The Army commissioned REVPAR International to evaluate the development of a new recreational lodge, banquet facility and bowling center at Fort Rucker. People can ensure they have a voice in the process by taking a survey at http://www.revparintl.com/fortrucker.htm.
Troops to Teachers is a federal government program that assists eligible veterans – active duty military, reservists and retired military – who desire to become public school teachers. A veteran TTT participant will conduct a free Teaching as a Second Career seminar Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. at the Fort Rucker Education Center in Bldg. 4502, Rm. 112, on Kingsman Street. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the Southeast Region TTT Office at 404-413-8199, or visit www.tttga.net.
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.
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 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.
In honor of the 239th U.S. Army Chaplain Corps anniversary, the Fort Rucker Ministry Team will host a short celebration with cake and refreshments July 29 from 10-10:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 5700. The gathering will celebrate the work of the Chaplaincy of Fort Rucker while also honoring all Army chaplains that have served as religious and spiritual leaders for Soldiers and their Families since 1775. The event is open to the public.
The U.S. Army Soldier Show makes a tour stop to the Wiregrass Aug. 12-13 at 7 p.m. each night at the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center for its free show, “Stand Strong.” The Soldier Show performs across the country, entertaining Soldiers, Families, retirees and civilians with its all-Soldier cast. The event is open to the public and no tickets are required. For more information, visit www.ftruckermwr.com or call 255-9810.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service marks a historic milestone Friday, celebrating 119 years of serving Soldiers and their Families. On July 25, 1895, General Order No. 46 established the exchange on military installations, directing post commanders to set up an exchange at every post.
In honor of the anniversary, the Fort Rucker Exchange is planning in-store events and a special MILITARY STAR® card promotion. Shoppers who use their MILITARY STAR® card Friday will receive 5 percent off their in-store purchase. The discount is not applicable to fuel, tobacco, uniforms and accessories, Exchange Protection Plans, or food court or gift card purchases. The MILITARY STAR® card everyday discounts of 10 percent off fast food and 5 cents off per gallon of gas will be applicable, but cannot be combined with the 119th anniversary 5 percent discount offer.
Military shoppers can help the Fort Rucker Exchange celebrate 119 years of Family serving Family when the Fort Rucker Main Store will serve birthday cake starting at 11:30 a.m. and customers can save at the Food Court with $1.19 food specials.
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.
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
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