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All active duty, permanent party personnel newly assigned or attached to units, directorates and activities associated with Fort Rucker will attend the ACS Newcomers' Welcome held every third Friday of the month. This is a mandatory program with attendance by Soldiers required no later than two months after arrival. Family members, civilian employees, and contractors are strongly encouraged to attend. Free childcare is available at the Child Development Center when reservations are made no less than 24 hours prior to the event; Call (334) 255-3564. Children must first be registered with Parent Central Registration at (334) 255-9638.

For more information participants may call the Relocation Readiness Office at (334) 255-3161 or (334) 255-2887.

Gate Hours and Access Control Points

Ozark, Enterprise and Daleville Gates are open 24/7. For more information, call (334) 255-0607 or click here for more information on gate access procedures.

  • If in the inspection lane, have your driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance ready.
  • At night, turn on the interior light of the vehicle to enable security personnel to visually check the vehicle.
Handbook for New Military Spouses

From the Handbook: "We hope this handbook will make it easier for you to integrate into the larger Military Family. Life with the military will bring many changes and challenges, but with a smile and a positive attitude it can be the adventure of a lifetime. This handbook covers general information concerning the military as well as information specific to your time here at Fort Rucker, the home of Army Aviation. After arrival at your first military duty location, you and your Soldier should acquaint yourselves with the area and the post/base facilities. You are also encouraged to attend a newcomers’ briefing or orientation."

Click here to download the Handbook for New Military Spouses (PDF)