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    Fort Rucker News
  • Fort Rucker cleans up after tornado
  •       Fort Rucker officials report that cleanup operations and repair work continue after a tornado hit the post without warning April 22 afternoon.
  • Kickoff event helps attendees travel across the world in a day
  •       Attendees can travel across the world without leaving the state during the Asian/Pacific American Heritage month kickoff event from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. April 27 at the post exchange food court.
  • Army honors Fort Rucker for top-flight OPSEC efforts
  •       Some things are better left unsaid and definitely better remaining unknown to adversaries.
  • Fort Rucker honors 29 retirees
  •       With a combined 675 years of service, 29 Soldiers retired April 20 at the Fort Rucker Quarterly Retirement Ceremony in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.
  • Event gives spouses taste of Aviation, Soldier training
  •       More than 40 spouses earned their wings as they got a small taste of what their Soldiers endure while training on Fort Rucker.
  • Event hosts stories on the go during Beaver Lake Trails hike
  •       Storytelling will come to life along the scenic trails of Fort Rucker's Beaver Lake during StoryWalk May 5 from 9-11 a.m.
  • Hundreds show support to Gold Star families during survivors run
  •       Hundreds of Soldiers, retirees, family members and civilians gathered to run in honor those who have fought and fallen in service to the nation, as well as the families they left behind.
  • Fort Rucker thanks volunteers for efforts to help community
  •       With more than 40,000 hours of their time given, equaling a cost of $981,725, volunteers on Fort Rucker received recognition of their efforts during a ceremony to give thanks for what they've donated to the community.
  • Installation-community partnerships, training exercises help save lives
  •       When a crisis hits the Wiregrass area, be it a natural disaster or otherwise, Fort Rucker's relationships with the surrounding communities help save lives.
  • USAWOCC Teal Class seeks to raise awareness
  •       With one in three women and one in six men experiencing some form of sexual assault in their lifetime in the U.S. alone, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center website, the fight to end sexual harassment and assault is an ongoing one.
  • Arts and Crafts Center offers classes, creative outlets
  •       For those looking for a creative outlet, people on Fort Rucker need to look no further than the Fort Rucker Arts and Crafts Center.
  • Divots offers nice view, quick service
  •       Whether passing by or playing through, Divots has something on the menu for every patron to enjoy.
  • Annual boat racing event delivers 'big rush,' family fun at West Beach
  •       Thunder could be heard as storms moved in over the weekend, but not all of the roars were caused by thunderheads rolling in, but by boats speeding across the waters of Lake Tholocco.
  • Fort Rucker re-commits to child abuse prevention
  •       When it comes to abuse, finding a voice can be difficult, especially for children, and that's why Fort Rucker made a pledge to bring child abuse prevention to the forefront.
  • Suspicious mail alert turns into valuable training opportunity
  •       In the morning April 5, the Fort Rucker Directorate of Public Safety receive a call about a suspicious package at the mail distribution center on post, and with the help of community partners, installation officials put boots on the ground to deal with the potential threat.
  • Cleanup effort spruces up post prior to summer
  •       Warm weather may be reluctant to stick around at the moment, but the Fort Rucker community won't hesitate to spring into action during this year's spring cleanup.
  • Job seekers need support during search for employment
  •       When thinking of getting out of the military, some Soldiers say, "I can't wait!" They are excited about getting back into civilian life.
  • Register now to vote absentee
  •       The 2018 mid-term and general elections take place Nov. 6 with campaigns in full swing between now and then for 35 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 House of Representatives seats and 39 state governorships.
  • Speedy service: DFMWR facilities offer quick, quality dining experiences
  •       Deciding on where to grab a quick meal during the hours of the work day can often be a hassle, but Fort Rucker provides dining options that offer quick, quality meals at competitive prices.
  • Post libraries share different, but similar missions
  •       Libraries across the U.S. are celebrating National Library Week, and the library staffs on Fort Rucker want to remind people that libraries are about more than just books.
  • Fort Rucker continues support of wounded warriors with hunt
  •       Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation improved upon its already stellar reputation of supporting wounded warriors with its Warrior Classic Hunt April 6-8.
  • Fort Rucker firefighters help with blaze in Brantley
  •       Fort Rucker firefighters lent helping hands, along with a view from above, to help contain a blaze that threatened an entire town.
  • Education center highlights offerings at fair
  •       For many, education is the cornerstone to being successful in any career, and that's why the Fort Rucker Education Center provides the flexibility necessary for those in Army life.
  • First museum curator preserved history, flew presidents
  •       The U.S. Army Aviation Museum houses some of the most impressive pieces of Army Aviation history, but if it weren't for the efforts of one man, many artifacts in the collection might not exist.
  • Fort Rucker Scout gives back to community during spring break
  •       A Fort Rucker Eagle Scout candidate made the most of his spring break by using his time off from school to improve his community.
  • Fast boats return to the waters of Lake Tholocco with beachside family fun
  •       With drag racing boats reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph, Thunder on Tholocco is sure to excite even the tamest of hearts.
  • Silver Wings Golf Course sports 3 9-hole courses, many challenges
  •       When it comes to recreation on the golf course, fans of the sport don't have to travel far to find some of the best fairways and greens in the area.
  • Museum features radically designed, newly restored XH-51A
  •       When it comes to Aviation, higher and faster is typically the name of the game, and one aircraft was trying to make its mark by flying faster than any rotor-wing aircraft at the time.
  • Health fair helps youth make smarter food choices
  •       Some health concerns can be invisible to the naked eye, and Fort Rucker Child and Youth Services officials hope their annual health and nutrition fair helps parents target issues early.
  • Single-parent families connect during game night
  •       Army families can often find themselves in single-parent situations with the transient lifestyle that military life brings, and Fort Rucker is making sure those family members aren't left out when it comes to family fun time.
  • Outdoor yard sale makes 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.
  • Food, family, fun: Children's Fest delivers for military youth
  •       More than 10,000 eggs were up for grabs as hundreds made their way to the festival fields March 24 to get in a little bit of early Easter fun.
  • Contest invites military youth to share their story, voice
  •       Military family life can be both rewarding and challenging, and an upcoming contest seeks to give youth a chance to share their stories.
  • 1-11th Champs beat 1-14th Squad Up, 62-41, to earn championship
  •       The Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball regular season came to a close with two teams going head-to-head in the culmination of the double-elimination playoff tournament to determine who would be crowned post champs.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month events educate on prevention
  •       Even though people across the world are becoming more outspoken about combating sexual assault, for many others, the fear of speaking out remains difficult to overcome.
  • Prayer breakfast brings together people of faith
  •       Prayer, for many people, is a powerful tool that helps them through difficult times, and for one Army chaplain, it helped him and his family to get through one the most frightening moments of their lives.
  • Students learn about engineering process during STEM FEST
  •       Marshmallows flying through the air and buckets of water splashing to the ground were just a couple of ways Fort Rucker Schools' students learned about the engineering process during STEM week.
  • Soldier for Life: Soldiers should plan future before making transition
  •       What strengths do you have a result of military service? What have you done to improve your work place? What are your greatest achievements in the Army?
  • Girls Night Out: Giveaways, music, pampering make for a 'really good time'
  •       Dancing, massages and mingling were just some of the ways ladies were able to treat themselves during a night out that provided a one-stop-shop for fun March 16.
  • DFMWR invites families to enjoy 'big top' fun close to home
  •       Families are invited to "Come One, Come All" during Fort Rucker's annual Children's Festival March 24 from 1-4 p.m. at festival fields.
  • Warrior Classic Hunt continues tradition of supporting wounded warriors
  •       From track chairs to travel trailers to motor boats, Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation for years has worked to ensure wounded warriors aren't left out when it comes to outdoor recreation, and that tradition continues with the Warrior Classic Hunt.
  • AIT Warrior Challenge all about teamwork, pushing limits
  •       Soldiers are only as strong as their brothers and sisters in arms, and for one group of advanced individual training Soldiers, learning how to work together helped them overcome obstacles.
  • School of Aviation Medicine conducts MASCAL exercise
  •       Some of the most stressful situations imaginable just come with the job for flight medics, and the staff at the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine makes sure its Soldier students are adequately trained to take on any situation.
  • PII violations can carry stiff penalties
  •       Protecting personally identifiable information can become increasingly difficult as more information and services shift to the online world, but Fort Rucker officials want to remind people that it still comes down to personal responsibility.
  • Attorney discusses credit score protection
  •       The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that it has received a number of complaints from service members who reported damage to their credit reports because of identity theft or other misuse of their accounts while they were on active duty.
  • Military Spouse of the Year says better to give than receive
  •       Military spouses make many sacrifices for the nation and their families, but many still find time to give back even more to the communities in which they live.
  • Volunteering beefs up resumes, makes connections
  •       Volunteerism is just one way people can make a difference in the community in which they live, and Fort Rucker has no shortage of volunteer opportunities.
  • Crowned: 1-11th Avn. Champs earn moniker, title
  •       The regular season for the Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball season came to a close with two teams going head to head to win the title of league champions, but only one team, fittingly named, would come out on top.
  • Soldiers helping Soldiers: Fort Rucker kicks off AER fundraising campaign
  •       Army Emergency Relief kicked off its 2018 campaign season with a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Tuesday with one goal in mind -- Soldiers helping Soldiers.
  • Fort Rucker, local law enforcement conduct active shooter exercise
  •       The threat of an active shooter is a haunting reality across the country and units on Fort Rucker want to make sure they are ready for any threat that might come their way.
  • Story continues: YO-3A builds on silent flight began by QT-2 program
  •       Before the advent of unmanned aircraft systems, pilots were the literal eyes and ears in the skies to provide valuable intelligence that would shift the course of many conflicts throughout the world.
  • Benefits could aid Soldiers with student debt
  •       Service members may qualify for a number of benefits related to student debt, but some effort is required to take full advantage of these benefits. Here are a few options that might make paying back your loans less of a burden.
  • Center Library's Seusstival a hit with parents, youth
  •       Dr. Seuss has provided countless children and families with memorable stories that many cherish throughout their lives, and the Fort Rucker Center Library honored those memories with a celebration that would put a grin on any Grinch's face.
  • Girls Night Out offers ladies fun, food, shopping, camaraderie
  •       Wiregrass ladies are invited to get away for a few hours to enjoy dancing, trivia, shopping and games all under one roof.
  • 'Black Hawks' beat 'Squad Up,' 68-59
  •       As fans prepare for March Madness, the Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball Season is well under way as teams battle it out in the regular season for a shot at the post championship title.
  • Fort Rucker hosts African American History luncheon
  •       Fort Rucker and the 1st Aviation Brigade hosted the African American History Month Luncheon at The Landing Feb. 22 where people were able to visualize the struggle of those who had to fight for equal rights throughout history.
  • Preparation key to safety during severe weather
  •       As weather continues to bounce between spring heat and winter cold, Fort Rucker officials urge people to prepare for the year's first severe weather season.
  • Recognize, retreat, report: Unexploded ordnance poses a lethal threat on post
  •       Although Fort Rucker provides many recreational opportunities for Soldiers and families, the post is a training installation first and foremost.
  • On the QT: Silent aircraft spotted enemy movement in Vietnam
  •       Many aircraft in the Army Aviation inventory are some of the deadliest airships in the world, but not all aircraft were meant to pack a punch.
  • NFL player spreads anti-bullying message to Fort Rucker youth
  •       Bullying is something many children encounter on a daily basis, but for one NFL player, bullying was something he wouldn't stand for growing up.
  • Selfless service: Program honors vital roles volunteers play on Fort Rucker
  •       Volunteers play vital roles on any military installation, and Fort Rucker is no different.
  • Indoor cycling provides customizable fitness experience
  •       Weather conditions aren't always ideal for outdoor running or biking, but indoor cycling provides the same fitness benefits in the comfort of a gym.
  • Dental program aims to increase Soldier readiness
  •       Readiness is key for units at Fort Rucker and one program aims to help Soldiers remain ready while also reducing their time away.
  • Primary school students donate goods to animal shelters
  •       While many were taking the time to celebrate Valentine's Day with their significant others, Fort Rucker Primary School students showed their hearts to those who oftentimes go unloved.
  • Fort Rucker to kick off AER campaign
  •       The Fort Rucker community donated more than $136,000 during last year's Army Emergency Relief campaign and officials hope to top that number in 2018.
  • One of a kind: CL-475's radical rotor design revolutionized Army Aviation
  •       Before turbine engines took over the world of rotor-wing Aviation, a proof-of-concept system revolutionized helicopter flight with a radical new rotor design.
  • Soldier for Life: Flexible thinking a big plus when transitioning out of military
  •       Do you have tunnel vision when it comes to thinking about what jobs you could do when you transition out of the military? If you do, you're not alone.
  • Children wiggle their way into engineering concepts
  •       Although robots haven't wiggled their way in mainstream society just yet, some were busy wiggling their way into the minds of potential future engineers during one of the Fort Rucker Center Library's most popular learning experiences.
  • Open recreation afternoon promotes school interaction, childhood development
  •       Social interaction plays an integral role in a child's development, according to the Fort Rucker School Age Center staff, and the facility offers a free program designed to promote that interaction through play.
  • 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.
  • Museum offers view of early steps in aircraft development
  •       When people think of early manned flight, most think of the Wright brothers, but there was another pioneer in Aviation who helped shape Aviation into what it is today.
  • Keeping it real: DARE provides early life lessons for students
  •       Since its inception in 1983, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program has touched millions of children across the U.S., but through education, the program has done more than teach about drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Dental clinic promotes proper hygiene habits for children
  •       February is National Children Dental Health Month and Brown Dental Clinic wants to make sure children on Fort Rucker are doing what they can to keep their smiles healthy.
  • Fort Rucker's Center Library offers bike repair, maintenance workshop
  •       Fort Rucker's Center Library continues to broaden people's educational opportunities with an upcoming bike repair workshop.
  • Yoga provides strength training for mind, body
  •       Hectic work and school schedules often increase stress, but yoga can be a valuable tool for reducing stress and increasing overall health and fitness.
  • Fort Rucker kicks off African American History Month
  •       Fort Rucker and the 1st Aviation Brigade kicked off African American History Month with a celebration at the post exchange Feb. 2 to highlight the contributions that African Americans have made throughout the nation's history.
  • Travel Extravaganza showcases vacation opportunities
  •       Even though Punxsutawney Phil recently forecasted six more weeks of winter, hundreds from Fort Rucker and the surrounding areas set their sights on warmer climates as they planned their vacation possibilities.
  • Mad Scientist Workshop aims to get youth creating, learning
  •       The Fort Rucker Center Library is designed to be a place where people can expand their minds and get creative, and children have the opportunity to do just that through one of the library's most popular events.
  • Courses offer chance to splash into summer employment
  •       Busy waterways and summer vacation provide the perfect opportunity for seasonal employment, and Fort Rucker offers certification courses to help jumpstart the process.
  • Fort Rucker kicks off African-American History Month
  •       Fort Rucker will highlight and celebrate the contributions African Americans have made throughout American history with a month-long observance.
  • Tax center offers free assistance
  •       For some, a new year brings about one of the most dreaded times of the year -- tax season. But the Fort Rucker Tax Center will do its part to take away that dread to make it easy for Soldiers and families to get their taxes out of the way.
  • Army rewards BOSS Soldiers for volunteer efforts
  •       Fort Rucker recently renovated its Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers facility to improve the life of single Soldiers on the installation, but that endeavor wouldn't have happened without the efforts of the Soldiers behind the program.
  • ACS offers tips for healthy New Year
  •       The first of the year brings both the promise of new beginnings and the burden of self-improvement.
  • Museum offers portal into Army Aviation history
  •       More than 100,000 people visit the U.S. Army Aviation Museum each year to get a glimpse into the history of Army Aviation and learn from its past.
  • ACS offers tools, tips to aid in job hunts
  •       Campaigning for new employment can be a daunting task, especially for Soldiers transitioning into civilian life, but Army Community Service offers tools and tips to aid in the search.
  • Rucker Lanes serves up sports, specials, food
  •       Bowling is many people's favorite pastime, and the Rucker Lanes Bowling Center is a staple of family fun on the installation.
  • Help wanted: Gate Guard Job Fair helps applicants navigate hiring process
  •       The Fort Rucker Gate Guard Job Fair Jan. 20 was a resounding success for all involved, according to officials involved in the event.
  • Museum adds V-22 Osprey ancestor Vertiplane to collection
  •       Long before the V-22 Osprey took on the challenge of vertical flight, another aircraft attempted to defy gravity by combining the versatility of a helicopter with the speed of an airplane.
  • Event to showcase vacation opportunities
  •       Those daydreaming of breaks away from everyday life can explore affordable vacation opportunities at MWR Central's Fort Rucker Travel Extravaganza.
  • Soldier for Life: Knowing company helps when applying for a job
  •       John Doe had done his job search by the letter. He had attended the five-day transition assistance program job assistance workshop, decided on career goals, written and re-written his resume, composed a great cover letter, researched job leads and made it to the interview.
  • 264 years of service: 8 Soldiers, 2 civilians retire during quarterly ceremony
  •       With a combined 264 years of service, eight Soldiers and two civilians retired during the Fort Rucker Quarterly Retirement Ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Jan. 19.
  • Mini CDC provides child care for parents who work irregular hours
  •       Soldiers and family members on Fort Rucker often work odd hours, ranging from the middle of the night to 24-hour shifts, but the installation wants to make sure its families are taken care of when it comes to child care.
  • Customer requests lead to powerlifting competition on post
  •       Individuals interested in stepping up to the bar to test their mettle will soon get their opportunity.
  • 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.