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Independence Day Holiday Gate Closures
30 Jun 2022 10:27
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, Faulkner and Newton gates will be closed July 1-4. The Ozark VCC will be closed July 2-4. They will resume normal operating hours Tuesday, July 5.

Freedom Fest 2022 "Rumble over Rucker"
27 Jun 2022 12:00
Freedom Fest 2022 “Rumble over Rucker” hosted by Maj. Gen. David Francis will be held Thursday, June 30, from 4-9 p.m. at the Festival Fields on Fort Rucker. Last year's event was a huge success with over 10,000 patrons enjoying food, fun, and fireworks on post. Fort Rucker is excited to celebrate our nation's independence in a big way for 2022. This year, Freedom Fest will feature live music from country music artist and singer-songwriter Frank Foster, Hunter Clark, the Maneuver Center of Excellence Band from Fort Benning, and The Rock Mob.
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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.

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.