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CSC upgrading Army simulators

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army tasked CSC with upgrading a simulator-based flight and related training device at its Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Ala.

$52M fueling award for Primus

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Primus Solutions of Maryland for fueling and related services at Fort Rucker, Ala.

ITT Exelis wins Army logistics contracts

COLORADO SPRINGS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- ITT Exelis reports it has won two separate logistics support contract from the U.S. Army.

L-3 wins U.S. Army helicopter contract

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Maintenance and logistics support for rotary aircraft at Fort Rucker in Alabama is to be provided by L-3 Communications.

Union opposes Lockheed Martin selection

DALEVILLE, Ala., July 24 (UPI) -- A union representing thousands of workers at the U.S. Army's Fort Rucker in Alabama said it is opposed to Lockheed Martin as prime contractor for post services.

Recognition for L-3s AFS unit

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A unit of L-3 Communications has been honored by the Army Aviation Association of America for contributions to the material readiness of the service.

Insitu has successful ScanEagle UAS demo

BINGEN, Wash., May 14 (UPI) -- Insitu Inc. said the recent demonstration of its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft technology at Fort Rucker, Ala., was successfully conducted.

Army partners on mTBI research

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army says it will collaborate with Neuro Kinetics as part of an effort to improve treatment for soldiers suffering from mild traumatic brain injuries.

Use of troops in civilian case probed

FORT RUCKER, Ala., March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is investigating the deployment of active-duty military police in response to a killing spree in Alabama, military officials said Wednesday.

Army says it's fixing up barracks

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army announced this week it plans to spend $248 million fixing up aging barracks at eight bases.

URS to continue training rotary pilots

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army says it has awarded a follow-on contract with URS Corp. to continue supporting the training program for undergraduate rotary wing students.

GIs dying on motorcycles after combat

FORT RUCKER, Ala., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The military has started a counseling program after 350 U.S. service members who had returned from combat died in motorcycle crashes.

Black Hawk crash kills seven in Texas

WACO, Texas, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Seven soldiers were killed Monday when an Army Black Hawk helicopter hit the guy wires on a Texas television tower and crashed, military officials said.

Doomed copter pilot took sedatives

FORT RUCKER, Ala., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- An Army pilot flying an MH-47 helicopter that crashed in the Philippines last year, killing 10, had reportedly been taking a sedative.

Two soldiers killed in Louisiana exercise

FORT POLK, La., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Two soldiers were killed Thursday when they were run over by an M-1 tank during a urban combat training exercise at Fort Polk, an Army spokesman said.
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Fort Rucker is a U.S. Army post located mostly in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum. Small sections of the post also lie in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston counties. Part of the Dale County section of the base is a census-designated place; its population was 6,052 at the 2000 census.

The main post has entrances from three bordering cities, Daleville, Ozark and Enterprise. In the years before the September 11, 2001 attacks, the main post (except airfields and other restricted areas) was an open post with unmanned gates allowing civilians to drive through.

The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence is the dominant military facility at Fort Rucker. Training, doctrine, and testing are all key parts of the Center's mission to develop Army Aviation's capabilities. All Army Aviation training has been undertaken at Fort Rucker since 1973, as well as training of US Air Force and ally helicopter pilots. The Center is home to the US Army Aviation Technical Test Center (ATTC), which conducts developmental aircraft testing for Army Aviation. The United States Army Operational Test and Evaluation Command's Test and Evaluation Coordination Office and TH-67 primary and instrument training are both located at Cairns Army Airfield.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Fort Rucker."
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