USAACE CG provides Fort Rucker COVID-19 update, announces future actions

As Alabama reports close to 400 active cases of COVID-19, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general said during a virtual town hall March 26 that the post still has no confirmed cases of the illness. READ MORE

Fort Rucker AAFES facilities adjust hours, services

“As COVID-19 continues to create uncertainty, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service remains committed to supporting Soldiers, families, retirees and veterans, just as it has for nearly 125 years,” exchange CEO Tom Shull wrote to patrons in a March 18 newsletter. READ MORE

Fort Rucker takes measures to screen incoming Soldiers, families

In an effort to reduce the possibility of incoming Soldiers and family members exposing the on-post or off-post communities to the COVID-19 virus, the post recently set up a quarantine facility to serve as a screening area for inbound Soldiers until further notice. READ MORE

Commissary adjusts shopping limits, other changes during COVID-19 pandemic

The Defense Commissary Agency announced several operational policies to help the Fort Rucker Commissary and other stores better serve customers during the COVID-19 outbreak. READ MORE

Around Post

ID Card Section operations

As the situation evolves regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Rucker ID Card Section is taking precautionary measures and making temporary adjustments to ensure the health and safety of all employees and customer are met. We will continue to provide the best services with minimal staffing. READ MORE

ACS Needs Assessment Survey

Fort Rucker Army Community Service is conducting a needs assessment survey now through March to allow people to make their voices heard on how ACS can better serve the community. The 12-question survey will take people only a few minutes to fill out, but the results will greatly help ACS to better service Soldiers, families and retirees, according to officials. To access the survey, visit For more information, call (334) 255-3161.

AER Scholarships

Army Emergency Relief is now accepting scholarship applications for 2020-2021 AER scholarships. Spouses and dependent children of active duty, retired and Title 10 National Guard or Reserve Soldiers, and spouses and dependent children of deceased active duty or retired Soldiers may be eligible to apply for AER scholarships. Applications from dependent children will be accepted until April 1 at 11 p.m. CDT; spouses may apply throughout the year. Visit to learn more. For questions concerning the application process, call the Fort Rucker AER office at (334) 255-2341.

Siren Test

The Installation Operations Center conducts a test of the emergency mass notification system the first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. At that time, people will hear the siren over the giant voice. No actions are required.

Thrift Shop

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. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call (334) 255-9595.

Welcome to Fort Rucker

Welcome to the home of Army Aviation! Fort Rucker, Ala., is an excellent place to live and work. Fort Rucker operates much like any hometown. After all, the post is virtually a small city. The Garrison Command oversees the services and support necessary for the daily operations of a city. Fort Rucker covers about 63,000 acres of southeast Alabama countryside in an area known as the Wiregrass, named for a wild grass peculiar to the region. Much of the main post is in Dale County, with the remaining government-owned and leased acreage in Coffee, Geneva and Houston counties. Most of the countryside is rolling and wooded.


Fort Rucker, named U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence in 2008, serves as the headquarters for U.S. Army Aviation. While the garrison command manages the daily operations of the Fort Rucker community, the Aviation Branch Headquarters develops, coordinates and deploys Aviation operations, training and doctrine. The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence also hosts various Army tenant organizations.