FORT RUCKER ALABAMA
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Fort Rucker is located in the Southeast portion of Alabama commonly referred to as the “Wiregrass”, named for a wild grass that is found in the region. In 1973, the US Army Aviation flight training was consolidated and Fort Rucker became the headquarters for the Army Aviation Training Center. FT Rucker is known in the US Army community as the “Home of the Army Aviation”. FT Rucker’s Aviation training covers initial entry rotary-wing courses to advanced courses in aviation safety.
Fort Rucker is located in southeast Alabama and covers about 63,100 acres. FT Rucker mostly lies in Dale County, but other areas that are government-owned and lease acreage includes Coffee County, Geneva County and Houston County. Wooded landed, rolling countryside. several lakes and streams make up the Wiregrass area. About 90 miles from the Gulf of Mexico makes the Wiregrass a desirable retirement community.
Centrally located between the cities of Enterprise, Daleville and Ozark Alabama, FT Rucker is easy to access. About twenty (20) miles southwest of FT Rucker is Dothan, home of the National Peanut festival. Visit Montgomery, the Alabama state capital is about 80 miles north of Fort Rucker. Panama City Florida, Destin Florida and other sandy beaches of Florida is a short 90 mile drive south on US HWY 231.
Entry onto Fort Rucker is from the three main gates. The Enterprise gate is accessed from the West, on Rucker Blvd. The Daleville gate is located on the south side from Daleville Ave or US HWY 85. Coming in from the east on US Highway 231 in Ozark, turn onto Alabama 249 westbound (Andrews Ave) and enter FT Rucker through the Ozark gate. Monday – Friday you may also access the Faulkner gate from US HWY 27.
Local airports that service the Fort Rucker and Wiregrass area is the Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) or Montgomery Regional Airport Dannelly Field (MGM). Dothan Regional Airport is located on the north side of Houston County.
The above information is just a highlight of the Fort Rucker area. While relocating to the Fort Rucker area, the Wiregrass has endless possibilities for learning about Historic Alabama, the History of Aviation at the Aviation Museum on FT Rucker, weekend vacations to the sandy beaches of Florida, Wiregrass area Festivals, Fort Rucker area points of interest, true Southern Cooked Meals and outdoor activities. Below you will find various articles that will help with relocation to the Fort Rucker area.
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