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Welcome to Mother Rucker (Fort Rucker), Alabama, the Home of Army Aviation. We know you’ll enjoy the unique sights and sounds of Southeast Alabama.
We take great pride in the Army Aviation Warfighting Center. It’s an excellent place to live and work. We’ve received our fair share of Installation of Excellence awards.
There’s a good deal of old-fashioned Southern hospitality on post as well as in the friendly neighboring communities.
You and your Family are welcomed!!
An excellent road network makes it easy to drive to the post from any direction. Entry to the post is through three main gates: the Ozark Gate from the east, the Daleville Gate from the south and the Enterprise Gate from the west.
If you are coming from Ozark via Highway 231, turn onto Alabama 249 westbound (also known as Andrews Ave.) and continue driving until you reach the Ozark Gate.
If you are traveling from Enterprise, take Rucker Boulevard, to the Enterprise Gate.
From Dothan, take Highway 84 West, turn right at the Daleville exit, continue driving on Daleville Ave. for about two miles and then enter the post at the Daleville Gate.
The Dothan Regional Airport (DHN), located on the north side of the city in Houston County, provides regional airline service. Those moving on a government transportation request can obtain transportation from the Dothan airport

Directions to important on post
destinations are clearly marked.

to Fort Rucker. The pick up point is in the main terminal. For further assistance, contact the staff duty officer at 255-3100 or 255-9777.

(Note: The area code for the Fort Rucker area is 334.)
Soldier Service Center
Located on Novosel St., between Andrews Ave. and 5th Ave., across the street from the U.S. Army Aviation Museum the Cribbins Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 5700, is a one-stop shop for all military and civilian personnel services.
The construction of the Soldier Service Center is an example of Fort Rucker’s commitment to maintaining a quality workforce. The building was named on June 10, 2003, for Joseph P. Cribbins, known as the “Father of Modern Army Aviation Logistics.”

Building 5700 is where your in processing starts.
Permanent Party
The in-processing signs posted at each of the three main entrances to Fort Rucker point permanent party Soldiers to the Soldier Service Center.
Permanent party Soldiers reporting to Fort Rucker during normal duty hours 0730-1615 Monday-Friday must sign in from leave or travel status in Room 280 of the Soldier Service Center.
On the first duty day after their arrival, Soldiers should report to Bldg. 5700 to formally in-process. If arriving for in-processing after duty hours, Soldiers should call 255-3400 or 255-3100 for further instructions.
The Soldier’s brigade or battalion is notified upon receipt of assignment instructions for
permanent party Soldiers with a PCS.
The brigade or battalion completes documentation provided by the MPD or AG. Soldiers attend a levy briefing resulting in publication of PCS orders.
Soldiers come to Room 280 with unit clearance papers, copy of DA Form 31 (Leave Form), and orders to obtain installation clearance papers.
All permanent party Soldiers receive a one-on-one records review appointment in Room 280 upon initial in-processing. Update of emergency data (DD 93) and life insurance (SGLV) documentation are completed on an as-need walk-in basis. Soldiers can make appointments for further records review.
Student Soldiers
Student Soldiers will receive in-processing instructions upon reporting to the student company as indicated on their orders.
Enlisted Soldiers report to 1-13th Aviation Regiment.
Warrant Officer Candidates report to Warrant Officer Career Center.
Officers and Warrant Officers report to 1-145th Aviation Regiment or 1-13th Aviation Regiment.

Fort Rucker leaders strive to keep Soldiers “Army Strong.”
All enlisted trainees and students will be notified of permanent change of station assignments three weeks before graduation. All enlisted trainees and students will have PCS orders published no later than two weeks before graduation, unless the Soldier does not have a valid security clearance (DD Form 873) on file, or the unit has notified AG of a Soldier being placed on hold status for any reason.
Note: Enlisted trainees and students will not have PCS orders published until such time as they receive a valid security clearance in hand. Orders will be published by the next duty day after AG receives the security clearance. Soldiers obtain installation clearance papers from their unit. Final clearance is completed in Room 280.
All officer students will have PCS orders published 30 days before gradation. Soldiers obtain installation clearance papers from their unit. Final clearance is done in Room 280.
Enlisted promotions, Officer Evaluation Reports, and NCO Evaluation Reports are processed through the Soldier’s chain of command. Soldiers can get help in Room 280.

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