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  1. Army to release active shooter app; Alabama team in charge of developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 13 | Alabama Live

    ... can be used to alert authorities of emergency. A team of civilians from the Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker in Alabama submitted the winning entry for the Army Training and Doctrine Command and TRADOC Capability Manager - Mobile ...


  2. Soldier who trained at Fort Rucker wanted to kill, pour Drano in eyes, affidavit showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 12 | Alabama Live

    The Army Sergeant who spent six weeks training at Alabama's Fort Rucker a year before his arrest on terrorism-related charges told undercover agents he wanted to "kill a bunch of people" and expressed the desire to pour Drano in a co-worker's eyes, according to court documents. Ikaika Kang, a 34-year-old active duty soldier stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was arrested last Saturday on charges of providing material support to ISIS.


  3. Erik Fortney promoted to US Army warrant officerRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 29 | Ashland Times-Gazette

    U.S. Army Warrant Officer Erik Fortney was promoted to his current rank in the Aviation Branch during graduation ceremonies from Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, on Feb. 23, 2017. The mission of the Warrant Officer Candidate School seven-week course is to educate, train and inspire candidates so that each graduate is an officer who is a leader of character committed to doing what is right legally, morally and ethically both on or off duty; an officer who is committed to professional growth through lifelong learning; and who embraces the requirements of selfless service to subordinates, superiors, the nation and Constitution.


  4. Active Military Receive Free Admission to Landmark ParkRead the original story

    May 26, 2017 |

    ... Day (May 29) through Labor Day (Sept 4) 2017. "We are proud to participate in this program, especially since Fort Rucker is so close by and we have a wide variety of family-oriented activities planned this summer" stated William Holman, Executive ...


  5. Dancing in the DarkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | Air & Space

    ... "People think they're Superman," says Joe Roberts, chief of the flight instruction branch for the U.S. Army at Fort Rucker, Alabama. "It's like watching TV - the obstacles going by the airplane don't seem real like they do in the daytime." Roberts ...


  6. Air-assault battalion leader 'not too old toaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | El Paso Times

    Command Sgt. Maj. Troy Hubbs looks back on time with 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment as he readies for next assignment at Fort Rucker.


  7. Five Receive Master Instructor Designation In AprilRead the original story

    May 2, 2017 | Aero-News Network

    ... technician and SAFE member, Chris is currently serving as a US Army warrant officer helicopter pilot at Fort Rucker near Enterprise, Alabama. Additionally, he provides civilian fixed wing flight and ground training at Enterprise Municipal Airport ...


  8. Solar energy company seeks council support for McClellan projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | Anniston Star

    ... last week at the Anniston Army Depot in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The company also installed a solar array in Fort Rucker in If the solar farm is built, Ivey said, McClellan's industrial park could become the only industrial park in the country ...


  9. $25 million solar project now producing electricityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The panels can convert the sunlight into 10 megawatts of electricity to help boost enough power into about 1,000 homes. Fort Rucker, Alabama Power and the Army's Office of Energy Initiative officials gathered Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility.


  10. Jerry Birzon Paintings Coming to JCC of Greater Buffalo This SpringRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 |

    ... football and soccer at Bennett High School. After graduating, Jerry worked for Becks Shoes before he was sent to Fort Rucker in Alabama for army service. In 1952, he married Gloria Podolsky who joined him in Alabama for six months to finish his ...


  11. Army Names Soldiers Aboard Helicopter In Fatal CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | WBAL-AM Baltimore

    ... The crash scene was secured just after the incident and the cause remains under investigation. A team from Fort Rucker in Alabama arrived at 4:23 p.m. the day of the crash. The helicopter was one of three Black Hawks on a routine training mission. ...


  12. Investigators from Alabama to determine cause of military helicopter crash that killed 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | WAAY

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center at Fort Rucker is responsible for investigating incidents involving Army aircraft.


  13. Ceremony set for new, large-scale Fort Rucker solar energy projectRead the original story

    Apr 17, 2017 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Alabama Power will join the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy Initiatives and Fort Rucker on Thursday to host a ribbon cutting for a newly installed solar project. The large-scale renewable energy project is on 90 acres of land.


  14. Alabama investigators rush to deadly Blackhawk helicopter crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | Alabama Live

    Army investigators from Fort Rucker in lower Alabama will be at the scene Tuesday of a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter crash that killed one and seriously injured two in Southern Maryland. The Blackhawk UH-60 aircraft was on a routine training flight Monday when it made what the Army described as a "hard landing" at a country club just before 1.40 p.m. The two injured crew members were airlifted to a specialist hospital in Baltimore.


  15. One Dead, Two Injured in Army Black Hawk Training CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | News Max

    ... the Army said. The cause of the crash is under investigation and a team from the Army Combat Readiness Center at Fort Rucker in Alabama will be at the site of the crash Tuesday, the Army said. "We are deeply saddened by this loss within our ...


  16. Florida woman arrested for allegedly forging prescriptions at Fort RuckerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2017 | WTVM

    A Florida woman was arrested Wednesday and indicted on seven counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud or deception, according to acting U.S. Attorney A. Clark Morris. Court documents say Holly Jean Cox, 43, of Citrus Springs, Florida, worked as a pharmacy technician at the Lyster Army Health Clinic at Fort Rucker, Alabama.


  17. Former pharmacy tech at Fort Rucker clinic accused of obtaining controlled substances by fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | Alabama Live

    A former pharmacy technician at a clinic at Army post Fort Rucker was indicted on Wednesday on charges related to obtaining controlled substances by writing fraudulent prescriptions. Holly Jean Cox, 43, of Citrus Springs, Fla.


  18. Sky 5's first pilot, Randall Watkins, dies at age 66Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 |

    Watkins trained to fly helicopters in the U.S. Army. He was a warrant officer and served 12 months in Vietnam. He trained other Army pilots at both Fort Bragg and Fort Rucker in Alabama before leaving the Army in 1976.


  19. 101 Free Things (by state)--ALABAMARead the original story

    Sep 5, 2008 | Southern Living

    ... (334) 261-1100. 4. Admire one of the largest helicopter collections on Earth at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum in Fort Rucker, where helicopter pilots receive their training; (334) 598-2508. 5. Gaze at the hot-air balloons as they fly up, up, and ...


  20. General Shoemaker: Helicopter War GuruRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2017 | HistoryNet

    ... accepted." After completing his pilot training, Shoemaker was placed on the staff of the Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, as chief of the Plans and Programs Division in the Director of Instructions Office. During the early 1960s, Army ...