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The 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment will host a change of command ceremony June 21 at 8:30 a.m. on Howze Field. Lt. Col. Dennis K. Hill will assume command from Lt. Col. Chris Mariani.
The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory will host a change of command ceremony July 1 at 10 a.m. in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Col. Mark McPherson will assume command of the unit from Col. Craig Taylor.
The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy no longer accepts drop-off forms for all refill requests. It is mandatory to phone in all prescription refills. Call 1-877-520-1623 or 334-255-7671.
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.
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.
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Rm. 147 of Bldg. 4502. For more on the group, call 334-237-1973.
Road crews are resurfacing the section of Andrews Avenue between the Enterprise Gate and the entrance to Lyster Army Health Clinic. People using the Enterprise Gate should expect traffic delays along this route daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fort Rucker officials recommend using the Daleville and Faulkner gates as alternatives whenever possible while work is under way. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and drivers are urged to exercise caution as flagmen will be directing traffic. Work is expected to continue into the summer months.
The Army Wellness Center offers free health and wellness classes to all Soldiers, family members, retirees and Department of Defense civilians. All classes are held at the Army Wellness Center in Bldg. 4102. Click here to view a current schedule of AWC health and wellness classes.
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.
A post-traumatic stress disorder education group meets Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Fort Rucker Spiritual Life Center in Bldg. 8939 on Red Cloud Road. The group follows the Veterans Affairs protocol PTSD Recovery Program and is for anyone interested in learning more about PTSD. For more information, call 255-3903.
David J. Francis
Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
Maj. Gen. David J. Francis is a native of Pennsylvania and received his commission from Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania. Francis has served in a series of command and staff positions. After graduation from AVOBC and flight school, he served as an Assault Helicopter Platoon Leader and Infantry Liaison Officer in the 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Stanley, Korea from 1990 to 1991. He then completed the Aviation Officer Advanced Course and proceeded to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. More
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