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Researchers have developed an on-demand control of composite behavior that could enable a variety of new capabilities for future Army rotorcraft design, performance and maintenance.

Fort Rucker's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security holds various mutual aid agreements with 10 of its surrounding counties, as well as with numerous organizations, including the American Red Cross, in order to keep the Wiregrass and the post safe in times of crisis.

UPDATE: Fort Rucker is now open and normal operations will commence Monday morning.

The post sustained damage after a tornado touched down at approximately 1:40 p.m. Sunday. Minor damage was reported in housing areas. Downed trees and power lines were also reported on post.

We thank the public for their continued patience while post was closed.

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in effect until 9 p.m. CDT this evening for the following counties: Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston. Stay tuned to local TV and radio for updates and we will continue to update here on Facebook as information becomes available.

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A tornado warning has been issued for Fort Rucker valid until further notice. Seek shelter immediately. A tornado has been spotted ten miles southeast of Fort Rucker moving northeast.

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UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in effect until 9 p.m. CDT this evening for the following counties: Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston. Stay tuned to local TV and radio for updates and we will continue to update here on Facebook as information becomes available.

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A tornado warning has been issued for Fort Rucker valid until further notice. Seek shelter immediately. A tornado has been spotted ten miles southeast of Fort Rucker moving northeast.

Post remain closed but residents and mission essential personnel are being allowed on post.

If you are receiving emails or phone notifications about the situation on Fort Rucker, it is probably because a spouse who is a Soldier or a post employee signed you up for the free AtHOC Alert System to keep you informed on situations such as this. Notifications will continue through the system to keep you informed as necessary.

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Fort Rucker sustained tornado damage today at about 1:40 p.m. No injuries have been reported. The extent of the damage is being assessed. The installation is closed. People should remain in their quarters and off the roads to allow emergency personnel to insure the post is safe. The post will reopen once Directorate of Public Safety personnel have determined the roads are safe for residence and responding personnel.

We will keep this post updated as more information becomes available.

Hundreds lined the shores of West Beach at Lake Tholocco April 14 to take in Thunder on Tholocco, a yearly event that showcases drag racing boats that reach speeds in excess of 100 mph on the lake's typically tranquil waters.

Photo of the Day: Three UH-60 Black Hawks flown by the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, lift off from Sexton Field, Fort Drum after air assaulting in Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during exercise Falcon Peak, April 17. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. James Avery) #ArmyAviation #AboveTheBest

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Nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crewmembers lost their lives conducting aerial operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. On Wednesday, a monument to those service members was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery.

Nearly 80 volunteers were recognized during the Fort Rucker Volunteer of the Year ceremony at The Landing's ballroom April 16 to show thanks for giving the gift of what Maj. Gen. William K. Gayler, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, said is the most precious gift of all -- their time.

This week's issue of the Army Flier is out! Pick up your copy around post or visit https://go.usa.gov/xndR8 to download the digital edition! #ArmyAviation #AboveTheBest

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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, provided testimony to members of the House Armed Services Committee in Washington D.C., April 12.

Fort Rucker boasts two libraries, The Fort Rucker Center Library and the Aviation Technical Library, and although the libraries serve two different missions, both are centered on education and supporting the community on the installation.

Every person is a sensor that can help protect our community by being observant and remaining vigilant to potential threats. If you see something you know shouldn’t be there or notice someone’s behavior that doesn’t seem quite right, say something. Report suspicious activity to local authorities. Call the MP desk at 255-2222 or call 9-1-1.

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Fort Rucker Soldiers and family members who want to vote in the upcoming mid-term and general elections need to register with their voting officials back home in time to allow this to happen.

Photo of the Day: A UH-60 Black Hawk loaded with gear and supplies prepares to depart Kotzebue, Alaska, and travel to outlying villages, April 13. IRT Arctic Care 2018 is comprised of a joint and multi-national force providing medical, dental, optometry and veterinary care for underserved villages in the Maniilaq Service Area, April 16-24. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ricardo Davila) #ArmyAviation #AboveTheBest

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This year's Warrior Classic Hunt gave wounded warriors from across the South the chance to come out and hunt turkeys and coyotes on the installation, and was designed to promote the building friendships and bonds through recreation.

Sometimes those leaving the military dread putting on the uniform for the last time and the changes that will ensue in their lives. Most job seekers worry about finding a good job in the chosen location at a salary that will give their families a comfortable lifestyle.

Our Army kids are amazing, don't you agree?

The U.S. Army celebrates the Month of the Military Child, and these incredible members of our Army Family. Our Army kids face and overcome unique challenges everyday, and they provide our Soldiers with the inspiration to get the job done, accomplish the mission and come back home.

Were you an Army kid or do you have one now?

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Our Army kids are amazing, don't you agree? The U.S. Army celebrates the Month of the Military Child, and these incredible members of our Army Family. Our Army kids face and overcome unique challenges everyday, and they provide our Soldiers with the inspiration to get the job done, accomplish the mission and come back home. Were you an Army kid or do you have one now?

Posted by USAACE and Fort Rucker on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, sitting aside Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper, told lawmakers Thursday that despite the advantage the Army currently has, others are working very hard to catch up.

Fort Rucker MWR offers some of the best food around with unique dining experiences that shouldn't be overlooked.

Spring cleanup takes place Tuesday through Friday and commuters are asking to be mindful of cleanup activity along roadways and in parking areas throughout the workdays.

Col. Brian E. Walsh, Fort Rucker garrison commander, in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month of the Military Child, signed a proclamation during a ceremony in the atrium of Bldg. 5700 April 4 to pledge his and the installation's commitment to ending child abuse.

Thunderstorms are in the forecast for this evening, mainly after 10 p.m. Some of these storms could be severe. There is a possibility for high winds with gusts up to 25 mph. Take care to secure any outside furniture and be sure to bring in any outside pets. Your safety is our top priority. Stay tuned to local television or radio for updated forecasts. Stay safe!

In response to a call last week about a suspicious package at the mail distribution center on post, Fort Rucker DPS, including the police and fire departments, deployed officers, military working dogs and the hazardous material team, as well as contacted the Dothan Bomb Squad to aid in dealing with the package.