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  • Soldiers take care of a simulated patient during a training exercise while flying above Fort Rucker in a UH-60 Black Hawk.
  • Soldiers conduct PT at the Air Assault Track.
  • Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment conduct air traffic control training on Fort Rucker.
  • U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine JECC students explain their treatment strategy of a simulated patient before loading the patient onto a mock aircraft at the school.
  • 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.

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Clinic closures

Lyster Army Health clinic will be closed the following dates in December: Monthly training will be Dec. 16, starting at noon; Dec. 23, Christmas day of no scheduled activity (no patient appointments); Dec. 26, for Christmas Day (observed); Dec. 30, New Year’s DONSA (no patient appointments); and Jan. 2 New Year’s Day (observed).

Lost and found

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.

ID Card Section

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.

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Flu shots

Flu shots are available for families in the preventive medicine department from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Patients should keep in mind that lunch time is the busiest time for the department. After-hours immunizations will be provided during the following dates for school-aged beneficiaries from 3:30-5 p.m. each day: today, Monday, Tuesday, and Nov. 28 and 29, and Dec. 1.

Military personnel closure

The military personnel division will be closed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 for its annual Christmas party. This includes the ID card section, transition services, personnel services branch, personnel reassignment branch, personnel management branch, in and out processing, casualty office, and the retirement services office.

Military pay office closure

The Defense Military Pay Office will close at noon Dec. 16. All customers are asked to visit the DMPO with pay inquiries or clearance papers prior to the closure. The office will reopen from 3:30-4 p.m. to accommodate Soldiers who do not have the opportunity to clear prior to the noon closure. Normal business hours will resume Dec. 19 at 7:30 a.m.

Soldiers with a military pay emergency during this time should call 317-319-7604 for assistance.

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

Major General
William Gayler

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

USAACE Mission

USAACE trains, educates, and develops agile and adaptive Army Aviation professionals, manages the Aviation Enterprise, and integrates indispensable Aviation capabilities and requirements across the warfighting functions to enable commanders and Soldiers on the ground to fight and win in an increasingly complex world.

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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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 - 6:00 pm, Sat. and Sun.
  • Newton Gate

Exterior Airfield Gates

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


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