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  1. 1. 12 NOVEMBER 2010 ISSUE 41 United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Ft. Rucker, Al 36362 Upcoming Events  25 November — Thanksgiving Day  2 Dec — Fort Rucker Christmas Tree Lighting  4 Dec — Brunch with Santa “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.” ~ Samuel Johnson Inside this issue History of Veteran’s Day 2 10K/5K & 1 mile Turkey Trot 3 Thanksgiving Worship Service 4 Kids News & Notes 5 Veteran’s Appreciation Gun Sale — PX 6 Rucker Numbers 7 Activities for Military Family Month 8 Fort Rucker Community News & Notes
  2. 2. Page 2 Military Family & Life Consultant (MFLC) Provide short term, situational, problem-solving counseling services to Service Members and their Families. All counselors are Masters or Ph.D. Level Licensed Clinical Counselors Services are confidential and private Counselors will meet you at the park, in restaurants, in their office, etc. (they can not meet at your home) Child & Youth Behavioral Counselors (CYB-MFLC) are also available for children , youth and Families. To speak with a counselor, call: CYB-MFLC 334-369-8910 or MFLC 334-405-0353 Have your own Business? All individuals operating a personal business must be registered with the Commercial Solicitation Officer at Fort Rucker. Examples of Home Based (personal) businesses: Mary Kay Pampered Chef Tupperware Scentsy Avon Tutoring Jewelry Tastefully Simple Photography To register, see Mr. Billy McGhee, Commercial Solicitation Officer, Bldg. 5700, Rm 310 or call (334) 255-3802 for more information. History of Veteran’s Day 1918 -- World War I, then normally referred to simply as The Great War (no one could imagine any war being greater!), ended with the implementation of an armistice [temporary cessation of hostilities-in this case until the final peace treaty, the infamous Treaty of Versailles, was signed in 1919] between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November, 1918. 1919-- November 11: President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations." The original concept for the celebration was for the suspension of business for a two minute period beginning at 11 A.M., with the day also marked by parades and public meetings. 1920-- On the second anniversary of the armistice, France and the United Kingdom hold ceremonies honoring their unknown dead from the war. In America, at the suggestion of church groups, President Wilson names the Sunday nearest Armistice Day Sunday, on which should be held services in the interest of international peace. 1921-- Congress passes legislation approving the establishment of a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. November 11 is chosen for the date of the ceremony. According on October 20, Congress declares November 11, 1921 a legal Federal holiday to honor all those who participated in the war. The ceremony was conducted with great success. 1926 -- Congress adopts a resolution directing the President to issue an annual proclamation calling on the observance of Armistice Day. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, most states establish November 11 as a legal holiday and at the Federal level, an annual proclamation is issued by the President. 1938 -- Congress passes legislation on May 13 making November 11 a legal Federal holiday, Armistice Day. The United States has no 'actual' national holidays because the states retain the right to designate their own holidays. The Federal government can in fact only designate holi- days for Federal employees and for the District of Columbia. But in practice the states almost always follow the Federal lead in designation of holidays. 1941- 1945, 1950- 1953 -- World War II and the Korean War create millions of additional war veterans in addition to those of the First World War already honored by Armistice Day. 1954 -- On June 1, President Eisenhower signs legislation changing the name of the legal holiday from Armistice Day to Veteran's Day. 1968-- Congress passes the Monday Holiday Law which established the fourth Monday in October as the new date for the observance of Veteran's Day. The law is to take effect in 1971. 1971-1975 -- The Federal observance of Veterans Day is held on the fourth Monday of October. Initially all states follow suit except Mississippi and South Dakota. Other states changed their observances back to November 11 as follows: 1972- Louisiana and Wisconsin; 1974- Kentucky, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, West Virginia; 1975- California, Flor- ida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming 1975-- Legislation passed to return the Federal observance of Veteran's Day to November 11, based on popular support throughout the nation. Since the change to the fourth Monday in October, 46 states had either continued to commemorate November 11 or had reverted back to the original date based on popular sentiment. The law was to take effect in 1978. 1978 -- Veteran's Day observance reverts to November 11. (Information taken from
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  4. 4. Page 4ISSUE 41 The Army Community Service Mobilization/Deployment Program will be conducting This training will cover: Phone Tree Operations, Key Caller Responsibilities, Treasurer Roles and Responsibilities and much more. Class will be limited to twenty (20) participants. Please call for reservations and further information at 255-9578 or 255-3161. SOLDIER SERVICE CENTER, BLDG. 5700, Room 371F Thursday, 18 November2010 0800-1230 Commissary News  Open 11 November  Open Monday, prior to 22 Nov from 0900—1900  Closed 25 Nov, reopen Friday, 26 Nov.  Get your special order items for the Holidays in early.  Christmas products now available — cookies, gift packs, etc. Thanksgiving Worship Service 2 3 N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 – 1 2 0 0 C H A P E L O F W I N G S B L D G 1 0 9 Immediately following the service, a light lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall Chaplain (COL) Stephen L. Cook Garrison Chaplain USAACE – Fort Rucker For more information, call 255-1177/2989 Message Little Black Dress Night 20 November 8pm—Midnight The Landing Zone Enjoy door prizes, drink specials, a complimentary dessert bar with a chocolate fountain. Live performance by Wiser than Fools. Cover charge: $5.00 For more info, call (334) 598-8025 Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  5. 5. Kids News & Notes Scholarships  Picerne Military Housing — is now available on their website. You do not have to live on post to apply to this scholarship. Spouse scholarships are also available.  Quad A Scholarship is now available. To request an application visit www.  Horatio Alger Association —must demonstrate critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family). Visit for more information.  Sam Walton Community — To complete application visit
  6. 6. Page 6 United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Ft. Rucker, Al 36362 If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter or have any comments, suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact Deborrah Cisneros (information below). Deborrah Cisneros, USAACE FRSA Bldg. 8950, 7th Avenue Ft. Rucker, Al 36362 (334) 255-0960 Veteran’s Appreciation Gun Show 12—14 November 0900—2000 Come out and enjoy the major deals! Choose from a wide selection of firearms and ammuni- tion in the Four Season Garden Center. *Disclaimer: The legal age to bear arms is 21. Visit
  7. 7. Rucker Numbers ID Card (334) 255-2437 ITR (334) 255-2997/3031 Lending Closet (334) 255-3161 Lyster Army Health Clinic (LAHC) — Appt. line (334) 255-7000 Main Post Exchange (PX) (334) 503-9044 Military Family & Life Consultant (MFLC) (334) 405-0353 Military One Source (MOS) 1-800-342-9647 Military Police (MPs) (334) 255-2222 E-911 (non-emergency) (334) 255-0248 New Parent Support Program (334) 255-3359 Outdoor Recreation (334) 255-4305 Physical Fitness Center (PFC) (334) 255-2672 Relocation Readiness (334) 255-3735 Shoppette (Main) (334) 503-9338/5-3313 Transportation (334) 255-9852 Household Goods (Inbound) (334) 255-255-2343 Household Goods (Outbound) (334) 255-3415 Triage Nurse Hotline 1-866-346-7672 Triangle Shoppette (334) 255-9044 (x277) TRICARE Information 1-800-444-5445 Theatre Schedule (334) 255-2408 Vet Clinic (334) 255-9061 Army Community Service (ACS) (334) 255-3817/3815 Army Emergency Relief (AER) (334) 255-2341/3817 After hours emergency assistance (877) 565-7647 Army Family Team Building (AFTB) (334) 255-AFTB (2382) Army Lodging—Reservations (334) 598-5216 Army Volunteer Corp Coordinator (AVCC) (334) 255-3643 Arts & Crafts Center (SACS) (334) 255-9020 Auto Craft Center (334) 255-3725 Auto Pride (334) 503-9338 Aviation Learning Center (334) 255-3942 BOSS (334) 255-2677 Center Library (334) 255-3885 Child Development Services (334) 255-2262 Child, Youth & School Services (334) 255-9638 Class Six (334) 255-9044 (x283) Commissary (334) 255-2212 Employment Readiness (334) 255-3949 Equestrian Center (334) 598-3384 Family Advocacy Program (FAP) (334) 255– 3246 After hours (334) 406-7347 Family Life Chaplain (334) 255-2051 Financial Readiness (334) 255-9631 Fort Rucker Dependent Schools: Elementary (334) 598-4408 Primary (334) 598-4473 Fortenberry-Colton Gym (334) 255-3794 Children/Youth/Teen Military Medical Military Life Relocation/Moving Scholarships MG James Ursano DECA Scholarship MOAA scholarship Community Spouse Club Picerne Military Housing Thanks USA AAAA scholarship Websites: