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A contractor is scheduled to begin work to repave Novosel Street starting Feb. 15. The section of Novosel to be repaved runs from Andrews Avenue to the intersection at Ruf Avenue near the Center Library. The work is expected to last about four days. During the effort, the road will be limited to single-lane traffic and no parking will be allowed. The timeline is subject to change if weather affects the work schedule.
The Fort Rucker Tax Center offers Soldiers, family members and retirees free assistance in filing 2015 federal and state income tax. To make an appointment or get more information, people can stop by the center in Rm. 371F, or call 255-2937 or 2938.
Lyster Army Health Clinic will be closed Feb. 15 for the Presidents Day holiday, and beginning at noon Feb. 17 for training.
People who receive Army Provider Level Satisfaction Surveys in the mail after an appointment at Lyster Army Health Clinic should not throw them out – they should fill them out. The surveys help provide feedback on people’s clinic experience, and help bring money back to the facility to help provide beneficiaries excellent care and service.
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 appointment system for renewing ID cards is 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.
All are invited to attend the Fort Rucker Ash Wednesday services Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the traditional beginning of the season of Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter. Catholic Mass is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel. The Protestant worship is scheduled for noon at the Headquarters Chapel. For more information, call 255-2989.
The Fort Rucker Community Spouses’ Club is accepting applications for scholarships now through March 1. The FRCSC Scholarship Program applications for the 2015-2016 academic school year are available online at their website. Last year, the FRCSC awarded $17,500 to recipients in the Wiregrass community.
Children and spouses of all military ranks (active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired or deceased), members of the FRCSC, and dependents of Department of Defense civilians are eligible for the scholarships. Applicants must high school seniors graduating by summer of 2016, or pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Scholarships are also available for students who plan to attend an accredited trade school.
For more information, visit the FRCSC website.
Lyster Army Health Clinic offers beneficiaries a four-part Diabetes Basics Program where they will learn about prevention and controlling diabetes. Classes are held Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Lyster. The next class begins Feb. 4. For more information, call 255-7986.
Corvias Foundation recently announced that applications for the 2016 scholarships and educational grants are now available. Applications for the 2016 scholarships must be submitted by Feb. 11 and will be awarded to high school seniors with plans of attending a four-year university or college. The scholarships are in the amount of up to $50,000 per person. The scholarship is available to children of active-duty service members stationed at Fort Rucker and a number of other Army and Air Force installations. All scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status by the end of April.
Applications are available now at corviasfoundation.org. For more information, send an email to info @ corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836.
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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