Army Aviation leaders gathered on Fort Rucker Feb. 2-5 to chart the course for the Branch’s future. The annual Aviation Senior Leaders Forum allows more than 150 Aviation commanders, command sergeants major, senior warrants and command chief warrant officers to interface and weigh in on key issues.
Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, USAREUR’s senior enlisted adviser, said his parting words during his farewell ceremony held here, Feb. 12, after three years of leading Army Europe Soldiers.
Drill sergeants from B Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, or B/1-40th FA, recently received their quarterly air medical evacuation training, and boosted medical evacuation, or MEDEVAC, training for Basic Combat Training, or BCT, Soldiers.
Cpl. Erica Gunter, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery, or 2-4th FA, recently made history when she was promoted to corporal and assigned as a Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS, launcher chief, a position usually held by a staff sergeant.
Fort Rucker is set to host a community listening session Monday, Feb. 23, in the post theater from 6-8 p.m. The intent of the listening session is to receive public comments on Army end strength reductions currently under consideration at the Department of the Army level.
Excellence is a word that is often heard when describing Fort Rucker and the Soldiers the installation trains year after year, but that excellence wouldn’t be possible without the instructors who train these future Aviators. Fort Rucker honored five Soldier instructors and two civilian instructors during the 2014 Instructor of the Year ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.