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United States Army
Fort Rucker, AL 36362
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The current mission of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) is to develop the aviation force for its worldwide mission. This mission includes developing concepts, doctrine, organization, training, leader development, material, and soldier requirements. It is also to provide resident and nonresident aviation maintenance, logistics and leadership training in support of the total force and foreign nations for the sustainment of joint and combined aviation operations. Major commands on Fort Rucker include U.S. Army Garrison Fort Rucker, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE), U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College, U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center (ATTC), Aviation Center Logistics Command (ACLC), U.S. Army Aeromedical Center, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine, and U.S. Army Air Traffic Services Command (ATSCOM).
The mission of Army Aviation is to find, fix and destroy any enemy through fire and maneuver and to provide combat support and combat service support in coordinated operations as an integral member of the combined arms team fully integrated within joint operational framework.
For telephone access to Fort Rucker automated information, call 334-255-1110, DSN 312-558-1110. For the Field Officer of the Day (FOD) and the Staff Duty Officer (SDO) - after duty hours and weekends only - call 334-255-3100, DSN 312-558-3100. Service Members who arrive at the Dothan Airport will need to take a taxi to Fort Rucker. All personnel assigned to Fort Rucker should be aware that presently the only form of public transportation is taxis.
Upon arrival at one of the Fort Rucker gates, personnel must present a valid Common Access Card (CAC), Retiree ID, Military Dependent ID, DA Form 1602 Civilian ID card or any other U.S. Government issued personal identity verification (PIV) credential to access Fort Rucker without a Visitor's Badge. Only Active Duty and Retired U.S. Service Members and their dependents (18 and older), and DA Civilians with a valid DOD-issued ID card may escort un-vetted visitors.
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.
Visitors may go to the Visitor Control Center (VCC) at the Daleville Gate or Ozark Gate to receive a background check and visitor badge. You'll need a valid government issued picture identification card, such as a driver's license, passport, state identification card. When accessing Fort Rucker, visitors must present a Visitor Badge and a valid Government-issued picture identification card in order to enter the installation.
Our two VCC are located at the Daleville or Ozark gates and are open between the normal operating hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additionally, the Daleville gate will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make it easier to access post on the weekends.
For more information please go to this link: https://home.army.mil/rucker/index.php/visit
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
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