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Fort Rucker Army Base - Dale, AL

 

 

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From Lake Tholocco's West Beach, the Beaver Lake trails, disc golf course and tracks at the physical fitness facilities, the installation has an abundance of areas for recreation, but training areas are strictly prohibited to civilians and unauthorized personnel.

Photo of the Day: A UH-60 Black Hawk assigned to 3-25 Aviation Regiment GSAB, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, waits to receive patients with simulated injuries in support of a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training operation during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 1st Class Anthony Ardisone) #RIMPAC #ArmyAviation #AboveTheBest

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Good luck to all #Soldiers participating in the 2018 TRADOC Best Warrior Competition at Fort Gordon this week!

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Effective one year from the date of this change, eligibility to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits will be limited to service members with less than 16 years of total active-duty or selected reserve service, as applicable.

Army Futures Command is expected to assess the future operational environment, emerging threats, and new technologies in order to develop and deliver concepts, requirements, future force designs, and modern materiel solutions to meet our Soldiers' wartime needs.

Austin, TX has been announced as the new home of #ArmyFutures Command.

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Photo of the Day: Two UH-60 Black Hawk crews, equipped with aerial water buckets, from the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter Army Aviation Support Facility based at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, depart the Spring Creek Fire helibase, in Fort Garland, Colo., to support fire suppression efforts July 6, 2018. The team arrived and began operations July 2. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares) #ArmyAviation #AboveTheBest

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Always remember as a Soldier, Department of Defense civilian or family member, you are a desired target for attacks. Being hacked by cybercriminals or monitored by spies sounds dramatic, but the threat is real.

Photo of the Day: The sun rises over the mountains in eastern Afghanistan shedding light on a CH-47 Chinook assigned to Task Force Shadow parked on the flight line July 2. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Kristoffer Sibbaluca) #ArmyAviation #AboveTheBest

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The U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training answers some of the most common questions that Soldiers, veterans, and civilians had about the ACFT following the announcement.

Please help us welcome new leadership to the 1-11th Aviation Regiment ("Squared Away): Lt. Col. Michael B. Hale received the unit colors, passed to him by ceremony host Col. Chad E. Chasteen, commander of 110th Aviation Brigade, as Hale assumed command from outgoing 1-11th commander Lt. Col. Edward D. Rouse during a combined change of command and change of responsibility ceremony on Howze Field Wednesday. Command Sgt. Maj. David E. Barrett also assumed responsibility from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin A. Pinckney. The Battalion’s mission is to provide Air Traffic Services support to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence flight training mission and National Airspace System while simultaneously certifying assigned Air Traffic Control Soldiers to Control Tower Operator standards in order to support and sustain the Army’s Air Traffic Services community. The unit also provides MOS training support to Reserve Component Air Traffic Service Units. (Photo by Kelly Morris)

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The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence welcomed a new capabilities manager at a change of charter ceremony held at the USAACE Headquarters July 3. #ArmyAviation #AboveTheBest

Beginning October 2020, Soldiers will be required to take the new Army Combat Fitness Test. Do you know the six events?

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The annual Fort Rucker Area Job Fair will be held TOMORROW from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northview High School Gymnasium in Dothan. People need to register in advance at https://labor.alabama.gov/jobfair. A partial listing of employers can be found on the registration website. Attendees should bring the bar code that is generated during registration, either printed out or on their cell phone. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to have 150-plus employers under one roof at the same time!

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The Department of Defense has assisted rescue operations in Thailand by deploying military personnel, staging equipment and preparing cave chambers for safe passage.

Photo of the Day: A U.S. Army HH-60L Black Hawk lands on the flight deck of the guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) on June 27 during deck landing qualifications. Dewey is underway in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Devin M. Langer) #ArmyAviation #AboveTheBest

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Beginning in 2020, the six-event Army Combat Fitness Test is intended to replace the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been around since 1980.

The annual Fort Rucker Area Job Fair will be held Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northview High School Gymnasium in Dothan. People need to register in advance at https://labor.alabama.gov/jobfair. A partial listing of employers can be found on the registration website. Attendees should bring the bar code that is generated during registration, either printed out or on their cell phone. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to have 150-plus employers under one roof at the same time.

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Photo of the Day: An AH-64 Apache flies through smoke from an explosion as part of the Joint Forces Demonstration during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 1. During the biennial open house, JBER opens its gates to the public and hosts multiple performers including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, JBER Joint Forces Demonstration and the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. #ArmyAviation #AboveTheBest (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Javier Alvarez)

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One hundred years later after the Army officially recognized them, the Army still relies upon warrant officers to be adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, and advisors.

RECOGNIZE • RETREAT • REPORT! Unexploded ordnance are munitions that fail to detonate during live fire training. They are extremely dangerous and could explode if tampered with. The Fort Rucker garrison commander urges residents of Fort Rucker to NEVER touch unexploded ordnance and to report the location of ANY suspected unexploded ordnance to Fort Rucker Range Operations at (334) 255-4303, or call 911.

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How are you celebrating your Independence today?

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Happy 4th of July! This can be a stressful holiday for dogs. It’s normal for them to be afraid of loud noises, and running away from noise is a survival instinct. Pets frequently run away from home on July 4th, so keep an eye on your dog and make sure they’re wearing proper identification. Follow these tips to help your dogs keep calm while the celebration goes on outside.

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Happy 4th of July, everyone! Have a SAFE holiday. For more than 243 years, our Soldiers have protected this great nation. Their sacrifices and fight is what keeps us free. https://go.usa.gov/xnE2M

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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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