Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fort Rucker wins award

The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Rucker, Ala., was among five installations to win the 2018 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. Fort Rucker in South Alabama is the primary flight training base for Army aviators. The awards were announced by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis. The senior commander at Fort Rucker is Maj. Gen. William K. Gayler, and the garrison commander is Col. Brian E. Walsh. The awards recognize the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The five recipients were selected for their exemplary support of Department of Defense missions. The other bases recognized are Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin, Calif. (Source: DoD, 05/17/18)