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  • Fort Rucker Freedom Fest - July 1, 4-10 p.m.
  • 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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The Next Generation: 42 enter NCO Corps at induction ceremony

42 enter NCO Corps at induction ceremony

The Army takes the transition from enlisted Soldier to NCO seriously, and Fort Rucker gained 42 new leaders as... Read

GEMS: Program helps students shoot for the stars

GEMS: Program helps students shoot for the stars

Designing, building and launching rockets isn’t a normal activity for fifth and sixth graders, but the U.S. Army Aeromedical... Read

Distracted driving can destroy lives

Distracted driving can destroy lives

Distracted drivers are one of the biggest risks motorists face on the road, and for motorcycle riders the risk runs even higher. Read

Arts and crafts center opens studio for Soldiers

Arts and crafts center opens studio for Soldiers

An escape is oftentimes what Soldiers need to shrug off stressors and get through the day, and the Fort Rucker Arts... Read

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Fort Rucker Freedom Fest - July 1 - 4-10 p.m. Click here for more info!

Faulkner Gate closure

The Faulkner Gate will be closed Saturday-Tuesday for the Independence Day holiday. Normal hours will resume Wednesday. People should use the Daleville, Ozark or Enterprise gates during this time.

Community strengths, themes assessment

Fort Rucker is running its second biennial Health Promotions Community Strengths and Themes Assessment now through June 30 aimed at collecting population data as it relates to the health and readiness of the Community. Data is collected through the Internet , which allows Soldiers, family members, civilians and military retirees to take the survey from their homes or offices. The survey focuses on how the community feels on health, safety, quality of life and overall satisfaction with the installation. Information is collected through the Fort Rucker Community Health Promotion Council Office. It will be used to help identify population health concerns for assessing health-related needs of the Fort Rucker community for program planning, policy development and program evaluation.

The confidentiality of responses is assured under Section 308 (d) of the Public Health Service Act. Procedures are in place to prevent the disclosure of personal data, including data encryption and secure data networks. No personal identifiers are collected as part of this survey process. The assessment is available here. For more information, call 255-0529.

School physical appointments

To ensure the highest continuity of care possible while providing timely access for patients requiring a school physical, Lyster Army Health Clinic will offer school physical appointments during the dates and times below. These slots will fill quickly, so people should book as soon as possible. The appointments serve to provide additional times and dates for dual-working parents and those who cannot schedule an appointment during normal business hours.

Parents should make sure to bring any required documentation to the appointment, with the patient portion filled out completely. The appointment will be for the school physical only. Any other issues will need to be addressed with the primary care clinician.

Appointments are available: July 13, 1-3 p.m.; July 27, 4-6 p.m.; Aug. 3, 1-3 p.m.; Aug. 10, 4-6 p.m.; Aug. 24, 1-3 p.m.; Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m.; Sept. 7, 1-3 p.m.; Sept. 14, 4-6 p.m.; Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m.; and Sept. 28, 4-6 p.m.

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Changes of responsibility

The 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group will host a change of responsibility ceremony July 7 at 9 a.m. on Howze Field. Command Sgt. Maj. Todd W. Hedrick will assume responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn L. Jones.

Change of command

The 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment will host a change of command ceremony July 14 at 9 a.m. on Howze Field.

Military pay briefing change

The Defense Military Pay Office briefing for Soldiers scheduled to separate due to expired term of service or involuntary separation (non-retirement) has changed from a walk-in basis to a weekly group briefing. The new ETS briefing will be held Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Bldg. 5700, Rm. 371B. Soldiers should bring the following documents to the briefing: two copies of separation orders and amendments, DA 31 - Request and Authority for Leave (if approved) and the original or notarized copy of documents to support changes in marital status not previously reported to the DMPO.

The DMPO will continue to provide desk-side briefings for Soldiers who do not receive orders in time to attend a group briefing. Command teams with Soldiers who cannot attend a regularly scheduled briefing due to time constraints should call 255-3939, 255-9182 or 255-3115.

SAMA induction ceremony

The Fort Rucker Sergeant Audie Murphy Association will host an induction ceremony to honor new members July 25 at 10 a.m. at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. New members will be recognized, and receive the SAMA medallion and certificate from current members of the association.

ID Card Section

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.

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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 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.

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

Exterior Airfield Gates

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

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