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  • Oh deer! Increased wildlife activity calls for increased awareness
  •       Wildlife encounters on the roadway can be unpredictable and increased deer activity on post should be met with increased vigilance by people behind the wheel.
  • New fire station opens at Knox Army Heliport
  •       Firefighters have to be alert and ready to jump into action at a moment's notice, and that readiness can only be as good as the facility they work out of.
  • Fort Rucker hosts Gate Guard Job Fair
  •       Fort Rucker's gate guards are the post's first line of defense and officials want to make sure the most qualified candidates are guarding the entrance to the home of Army Aviation.
  • ATSCOM welcomes new command sergeant major
  •       Air Traffic Services Command welcomed a new command sergeant major during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Jan. 9.
  • 110th Avn. Bde. welcomes new command sergeant major
  •       As the installation settled into the new year, the 110th Aviation Brigade welcomed a new command sergeant major.
  • ACLC welcomes new senior NCO
  •       The Aviation Center Logistics Command welcomed a new senior NCO as Sgt. Maj. Jerry M. Cowart Jr. assumed responsibility from Sgt. Maj. Antonio R. Lopez during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Jan. 11.
  • Program provides in-home care, employment
  •       When it comes to child care, the Fort Rucker Child Development Center and Mini CDC are the installation's main resources for parents, but one program offers a more intimate setting that also includes the same high standards.
  • Fitness class takes dance moves to the water
  •       Easing into a new fitness routine can be a challenge, especially for individuals with reduced mobility or joint pain, but one group fitness course reduces the pressure by hitting the water.
  • Morning PT Ruf Avenue closure time adjusted
  •       When driving on post in the early morning hours, motorists might encounter Soldiers doing their morning physical training a bit earlier than they're accustomed to.
  • Museum's XH-26 provides view into Aviation experimentation
  •       Experimentation is an important aspect of creating revolutionary advances in Army Aviation, but sometimes the only good result is to gain the knowledge that an idea doesn't work.
  • Workshop dissects federal hiring process
  •       Job seekers interested in federal government employment have the opportunity to gain an edge in the hiring process by attending the Army Community Service Federal Jobs Workshop Jan. 17.
  • Experts offer post-holiday stress reduction tips
  •       Transitions are a big part of life, and after the holidays being able to transition back into the work week can offer unique challenges.
  • New year, new goals: Specialist offers tips to help ensure fitness resolutions success
  •       As New Year resolution makers enter their second week of progress, Fort Rucker's fitness program specialist offers some insight on how people can be successful in meeting their fitness goals.
  • Holidays no time to let guard down
  •       As the pinnacle of the holiday season approaches, people tend to let their guard down, but officials want to remind people to remain vigilant when it comes to their personal safety both on and off the installation.
  • Fort Rucker renovates BOSS facility for single Soldiers
  •       Taking care of Soldiers and families is a major focus for the Army, and Fort Rucker is making sure its single Soldiers aren't left out when it comes to quality-of-life improvements.
  • Vietnam-era AH-1 Cobra ushered in modern attack fleet
  •       Before the AH-64 Apache became the might of the skies for Army Aviation, another aircraft was paving the way for the Army's modern attack helicopter fleet.
  • Rucker Lanes offers up striking New Year's celebration
  •       With 2018 just around the corner, the Fort Rucker Bowling Center is ready to help people ring in the New Year with a striking celebration.
  • ACS, AAFES partner for Single-Parent Family Game Night
  •       With Soldier deployments and constant moves, oftentimes families can find themselves in a single-parent situation, and that's why Fort Rucker strives to ensure single parents on post don't have to go it alone.
  • Center Library set to enhance people's reading experience in 2018
  •       As families put the finishing touches on their holiday celebrations, Fort Rucker's Center Library is busy gearing up for exciting changes in 2018.
  • Holiday concert brings sounds of season to Fort Rucker
  •       Music is a staple of the holiday season, and hundreds were treated to the sounds of the season by the Maneuver Center of Excellence Band Dec. 11.
  • Reunited: Museum dedicates Huey gunship to former pilot
  •       It's a rare thing when a piece of Aviation history in can be tied directly to a veteran, but in one extraordinary coincidence, a Huey gunship that flew over the skies of Vietnam found its way back to Fort Rucker and the Aviator that piloted it.
  • Warrior challenge puts Soldiers to the test
  •       Soldiers are only as strong as their weakest link, and one group of Soldiers got a firsthand lesson in teamwork during the A Company, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment Warrior Challenge Dec. 2.
  • Course helps youth earn extra cash, provide service to families
  •       Fort Rucker Child and Youth Services offers youth the chance to become entrepreneurs with its babysitter training course Dec. 20.
  • Fort Rucker children get early visit with Old St. Nick
  •       Santa is making his list and checking it twice, but Fort Rucker children had an extra opportunity to get in good standing with the jolly man in red.
  • Fort Rucker disc golf course offers year-round play
  •       As the seasons change throughout the year, opportunities for different recreational sports open up, but one sport lets players exercise their competitive spirit year round.
  • Fort Rucker lights up Christmas season
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  • Help wanted: Upcoming workshop helps people build a better résumé
  •       Fort Rucker's gate guards are the post's first line of defense and officials want to make sure the most qualified candidates are guarding the entrance to the home of Army Aviation.
  • Driving drunk puts lives at risk
  •       While the cost of a taxi can be substantial and the use of a designated driver can be inconvenient, the bill for driving while intoxicated can often add up to the loss of lives, or heavy fines and the loss of driving privileges.
  • AER director visits to gain insight on better helping Soldiers
  •       Hardship comes in various forms, but one program exists solely for the purpose of helping Soldiers and families in those hard times.
  • Transition expert explains why it's important to have budget
  •       There are several reasons why you should have a budget. Many people associate having a budget with having tight restrictions as if you are on a diet. A budget is not meant to be that way, it is a tool that helps you to better manage your money and achieve financial goals that you have for you and yo
  • Winter driving: Preparation key to navigating a frosty Mother Nature
  •       Although winters in the South tend to be mild, Mother Nature will sometimes send a cold front that can ice over roads or even bring a little snow, leaving the most experienced Southern drivers unable to cope.
  • U.S. Army Aviation Museum's patch collection tells Soldiers' stories
  •       Army shoulder sleeve insignias tell a story about the Soldiers who wear them and the Soldiers who came before them.
  • Functional fitness mirrors, strengthens common movements
  •       Fort Rucker's functional fitness community continues to grow and, for many participants, results and camaraderie provide continuous motivation.
  • Cabin to provide haven for Wounded Warriors
  •       After two years of planning and preparation, Fort Rucker broke ground on a project to provide a place where wounded warriors can find an escape.
  • Army band set to deliver holiday spirit with concert
  •       The season for giving is upon the Wiregrass and Fort Rucker offers up the gift of music to help people get into the holiday spirit with the Commanding General's Holiday Concert Dec. 11.
  • The Landing hosts Breakfast with Santa
  •       Breakfast might truly be the most important meal of the day-- especially for area children Dec. 9 when The Landing welcomes families to enjoy its annual Breakfast with Santa.
  • Program seeks to spread holiday spirit
  •       Military families at Fort Rucker don't have to wait until Christmas day to enjoy all of their gifts, as Trees for Troops will be handing out free Christmas trees to them Dec. 2 at 8 a.m. at the Bowden Community Center at 9700 Division Road.
  • Youth center provides a place for more than just play
  •       Between the hours when school lets out and parents get off work, the Fort Rucker Youth Center offers a haven for youth to not only fill their time, but cultivate their minds.
  • Center Library provides resources for invention, innovation
  •       It's said that necessity is the mother of invention, and the Fort Rucker Center Library is providing the space necessary for people on the installation to invent and innovate.
  • Nutrition expert offers tips to survive holiday calorie nightmare
  •       When trying to stay fit and healthy, the holiday season can become a nightmare when trying to avoid extra calories.
  • Former commander discusses evolution of Army Aviation's MedEvac mission
  •       In the early years of Army Aviation, the versatility helicopters brought to the Army wasn't fully realized, but as the years went on and the aircraft evolved, the flexibility of the Army's rotary-wing fleet became a driving force in how the Army operates.
  • North Pole visitor to help kick off holidays
  •       Fort Rucker is set to light up the holidays as the installation officially kicks off the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Nov. 30 at Howze Field from 5-6 p.m., followed by the annual spaghetti dinner at The Landing from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • 1-14th welcomes new command sergeant major
  •       The 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment welcomed its new senior NCO during a change of responsibility ceremony on Howze Field Nov. 15.
  • Craft Center helps patrons with creative gift ideas
  •       Choosing the right gift can be a hard decision for many people, but Fort Rucker offers a facility where people can put a personal touch on their gifts.
  • Events turn Center Library into holiday hot spot
  •       Proving once again that it's about more than books, the Center Library is offering up a host of events to help Fort Rucker Soldiers and families get into the holiday spirit.
  • Something for everyone: Digital system allows customizable fitness
  •       Hectic schedules often leave little time for fitness, but Fort Rucker's physical fitness centers offer a service to help make a healthier, active lifestyle more attainable.
  • Fort Rucker pays homage to nation's veterans
  •       Fort Rucker honored the service of the nation's veterans with a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Nov. 9 as a way to say 'thank you' to those who have served.
  • Forum gives community voice, input
  •       Tackling tough issues that face the military community is something Fort Rucker and Army leadership are committed to do, and one program provides a forum to make those community concerns heard.
  • Fort Rucker officials urge fire safety for holiday season
  •       As temperatures fall and the holiday season rolls around, one of the last things on people's minds is fire safety, but installation safety officials want to remind people to stay safe when getting in the holiday spirit.
  • Thrift Shop offers deals, benefits community
  •       With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, buyers can find the perfect gift at the right price at one of Fort Rucker's hidden gems.
  • Group fitness class focuses on senior retirees
  •       When it comes to fitness, there is no age limit on when to start the journey to wellness, and one fitness class is helping people get on the right track regardless of their age.
  • Garrison leadership signs Service Culture Initiative
  •       Installation Management Command exists to take care of Soldiers and families, and to support its garrisons and the communities within, and one new initiative is putting customers first when it comes to that support.
  • 1-13th welcomes new command sergeant major
  •       The 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment welcomed its new senior NCO during a change of responsibility ceremony on Howze Field Tuesday.
  • Enhancing training: Aviation Soldiers collaborate with artillery
  •       The U.S. Army consists of multiple organizations designed to work as one when taking on world threats, and members of two Army centers of excellence came together recently to ensure seamless collaboration when it comes to working together.
  • Job search: Body language a key indicator of interview success, or lack thereof
  •       Have you ever watched two people having a conversation with each other? Did you notice that the body language of one usually matched the body language of the other?
  • Camping Under the Stars puts 'different spin' on camping
  •       As families set up their tents along the banks of Lake Tholocco, parents and children settled in for a night of family fun under the stars.
  • Seminar prepares Soldiers for new retirement system decision
  •       The Department of Defense will introduce a new, enterprise-wide retirement system in 2018 and an upcoming seminar will arm Soldiers with the knowledge they need to make the best choice for their future.
  • 4th quarter Tactical Throwdown challenge tests overall fitness, combat readiness
  •       Combat readiness remains the Army chief of staff's No. 1 priority and Fort Rucker's upcoming Tactical Throwdown aims to help Soldiers focus on the training necessary to succeed.
  • Health fair serves up info, flu shots, more
  •       Local military retirees received a big thank you from Fort Rucker when the post hosted its 43rd annual retiree health fair Oct. 27.
  • Making an impact: CFC offers chance to give back
  •       The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off its campaign season Oct. 2, and although the donation process is different this year, the message of giving back remains clear.
  • 110th Avn. Bde. hosts motorcycle mentorship ride
  •       Although riding season for most motorcyclists begins in spring, riders can be seen on the road throughout the year, and that's why the 110th Aviation Brigade wants to make sure riders on Fort Rucker are staying safe year round.
  • 328 years of service: 13 Soldiers retire during quarterly ceremony
  •       With a combined 328 years of service, 13 Soldiers retired during the Fort Rucker Quarterly Retirement Ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Oct. 27.
  • Spouses earn wings, get taste of Aviation training
  •       Military spouses got the chance to step into the boots of their Soldiers and earn wings of their own during an event that gave them a taste of Army Aviation training.
  • Contest seeks to spur creativity, holiday cheer
  •       The holidays are fast approaching, and the Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites children to let their creative juices flow this season to create handmade ornaments for its annual contest.
  • Regular exercise during colder months can boost energy, immune system
  •       Fluctuating south Alabama temperatures can make it difficult to maintain a healthy autumn fitness schedule, but numerous options exist on post to help keep anyone on track and in shape.
  • Fixed-wing vertical lift experiment on display at museum
  •       Before the Osprey, the Harrier and F-35 brought vertical lift to fixed-wing flight, one experimental aircraft was taking its licks to try and perfect this form of flight.
  • Aviation Branch CSM shares love of reading with post children
  •       Reading is fundamental when it comes to education, and an Army program wants to promote an early start in literacy to give children a leg up when it comes to education.
  • Education fair reaches out to Soldiers, spouses
  •       Continuing education isn't only important for people who are trying to transition out of military life, but vital for those who want to advance within the Army's ranks or are associated with Army life.
  • Bazaar: Annual holiday shopping event benefits community
  •       With wares ranging from holiday decorations to toys to homemade preserves and hand-whittled ornaments, people came by the hundreds to shop at the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club's premier fund-raising event.
  • Morning Joe: Ministry offers refreshment for mind, body, soul
  •       Three years ago an idea and the memory of a single cappuccino machine inadvertently led to the creation of a ministry that continues to foster fellowship and long-term friendships in the transient military atmosphere at Fort Rucker.
  • To the wire: Control Freqs down Warhawks in OT, 32-26
  •       With the Fort Rucker Intramural Football season well under way, teams continue to battle it out to be named season champions, and two teams went head-to-head to try to position themselves for the upcoming playoffs.
  • Rugged Alaska terrain sees Field Artillery Soldiers test new laser targeting system
  •       FORT GREELY, Alaska -- Ten Field Artillery Soldiers tested the Joint Effects Targeting System Target Laser Designation System at the Cold Regions Test Center here recently. The JETS-TLDS is a modular advanced sensor suite of three components, the hand-held target location module, precision azimuth
  • Army Aviation's pursuit of Pancho Villa full of lessons
  •       Before Army Aviators took to the skies above France in World War I to engage in harrowing dog fights, the first pilots engaged an enemy much closer to home.
  • 1st WOC class seeks to raise awareness of breast cancer
  •       With breast cancer being one of the leading causes of death in women, one class of the 1st Warrant Officer Company is raising awareness to take the fight head on.
  • FAA honors ACLC worker for impact on Aviation
  •       Not many can say they have a career that spans half a century, but one man is getting the recognition he deserves for more than 50 years of dedication to Aviation.
  • 1st WOC hosts Girl Scout Olympics
  •       For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have helped girls and young women build character and leadership skills, and one event had three Fort Rucker troops doing just that as they used their wits and physicality to get through a myriad of events.
  • AFAP forum provides discussion for community concerns
  •       No idea is too big or too small for the Fort Rucker Army Family Action Plan -- officials want to hear them all.
  • 1-145th Avn. Regt. stomps 1-212th Spartans, 32-6
  •       Fort Rucker Intramural Football season is under way and two teams with playoff ambitions battled it out early in the season.
  • 1-212th welcomes new sergeant major
  •       The 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment welcomed a new command sergeant major during a ceremony at Howze Field Oct. 6.
  • Soldier for Life: Résumé, references key to transition
  •       Transitioning can be a simplified process by knowing the essentials necessary to move on to the next chapter in the Soldier's life. This transition not only effects changes for the Soldier, but for the Soldier's family, as well.
  • Fort Rucker Soldiers honor fallen of 1993 operation
  •       Soldiers involved in the battle made famous by the movie "Black Hawk Down" were memorialized with an inaugural remembrance ceremony on Fort Rucker that saw hundreds of today's Soldiers honor those who fought and fell.
  • Domestic violence: Army celebrates 30 years of awareness, prevention efforts
  •       October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and 2017 marks 30 years of prevention and awareness across the country.
  • Fort Rucker supports wounded warriors with fall hunt
  •       More than a dozen wounded warriors from across the South participated in a three-day event meant to honor their service and sacrifice to the nation.
  • Fort Rucker embraces Gold Star families during service
  •       For many Gold Star Family members, there is no better way to honor their fallen service members than by remembering the sacrifice that they gave in service to the nation.
  • Despite failures, winged Chinook experiment led to Army Aviation fleet improvements
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  • Fort Rucker, Ozark partner to deal with strays
  •       Partnerships are integral to making any community successful, and Fort Rucker is in a partnership with the city of Ozark to handle stray cats and dogs people may en-counter on post.
  • 'A neat place to be': School staff, students find home in The Village
  •       As the fall season officially starts, Fort Rucker children are well into the school year, and although elementary students are currently in a temporary facility, they're receiving a top-notch education.
  • Hidden treasure: Event makes yard sale shopping, selling a snap
  •       Moving can be a chore, but Fort Rucker's seasonal community yard sales provide an opportunity for military families to shed unnecessary items and earn a little extra cash for the journey ahead.
  • Runners, cyclists lace up for cooler weather outings
  •       As leaves and temperatures begin to fall, runners and cyclists lace up to capitalize on crisp air, and Fort Rucker contains a few easily-accessible locations for anyone looking to explore new routes.
  • Not just for the movies: JAG offices ready to help Soldiers, Families with everyday legal needs
  •       FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Free legal assistance services can be some of the most valuable benefits available to Soldiers and their Families on post -- or some of the most under-utilized.
  • Where it all began: 1st production helicopter on display at museum
  •       The advent of the rotor-wing technology aircraft changed the world and became an invaluable asset in the Aviation community, but it all had to start somewhere, and that somewhere is on display at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.
  • Job Fair: Event features more than 5,000 job vacancies
  •       Finding new employment can be a stressfully daunting task, but an upcoming event will provide a centralized location to make it easier for job seekers to find that perfect employment opportunity.
  • USAARL welcomes new commander
  •       The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory welcomed a new commander during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum July 7.
  • 99 years: Warrant Officer Cohort celebrates legacy
  •       The Warrant Officer Cohort consists of today's Army's technical experts and, in celebration of that expertise, the cohort commemorated nearly a century of service with the generally accepted thing worthy of any birthday celebration -- cake.
  • Lemon Lot offers deals on wheels, boats, more
  •       The transient nature of military service can often leave Soldiers and families with personal items they can't bring along, but an on-post facility exists to help minimize that pain by providing a venue to sell excess property.
  • Florida Caverns offers visitors cool sights, temperatures close to home
  •       About an hour and a half drive south of Fort Rucker is one of the Florida panhandle's most popular tourist attractions, Florida Caverns State Park.
  • Fort Rucker boasts 6 lakes, multiple options for anglers
  •       Taking to the waters with a rod and reel is a way that many choose to spend their leisure time, and Fort Rucker has plenty of watery real estate to keep anglers hooked on the popular pastime.
  • Celebrating freedom: Storms shorten Freedom Fest
  •       Although storms made their way across the Wiregrass and prevented fireworks from lighting the night sky over Fort Rucker, they didn't stop thousands from coming out to celebrate the nation's independence.
  • Dental Clinic Command welcomes new commander
  •       The U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command welcomed a new commander during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 29.
  • Workshop dissects federal hiring process
  •       Job seekers interested in federal government employment have the opportunity to gain an edge in the hiring process by attending the Army Community Service Federal Jobs Workshop July 13.