USAG Fort Rucker Mission
USAG Fort Rucker's mission is to care for the Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians of Fort Rucker and to set the conditions for mission success.
Fort Rucker, the Home of Army Aviation, is an excellent place to live and work. 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.
An abundance of lakes and streams and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico make this a fisherman’s paradise. Fort Rucker is about 80 miles southeast of Montgomery, the state capital. It is just 20 miles northwest of the city of Dothan, home of the National Peanut Festival. Fort Rucker is surrounded by the communities of Daleville, Enterprise, and Ozark, which have strong ties to the post.
The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence trains, educates and develops Army Aviation professionals and integrates indispensable aviation capabilities across warfighting functions in support of commanders and Soldiers on the ground.
USAACE trains, educates, and develops agile and adaptive Army Aviation leaders, manages the Aviation Enterprise, and integrates aviation capabilities and requirements across the warfighting functions to enable commanders and Soldiers on the ground to fight and win.