- Spotlight winners
- Suicide awareness: Recognize the signs and know the resources
- Community Garden Fall Kick-Off
- Back to School Safety Tips
- Move-in special on Select Bowden homes
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
The Corvias Military Living Spotlight Award Program was created to recognize residents who take pride in their home and community. Examples of this may be keeping a tidy home, enhancing landscaping, helping other residents and showing an overall interest in the appeal of your community. Spotlight Awards along with a $25 gift card were given to 2LT Hopper, SSG Combs and SSG Potter for their clean cut curb appeal and well-kept homes. Thank you for helping make Fort Rucker a great place to live!
Service Members and their families are strong and face many adventures throughout their military career. Military life can also be stressful at times and some may start to feel isolated, overwhelmed, or angry when dealing with challenging situations. These reactions can be common responses to life events. However, these feelings may be signs of more serious conditions. People coping with challenges may feel like there is no escape from their symptoms, leading them to have thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – press ‘1’ for the Military Crisis Line or send a text to 838255. You can also visit www.militarycrisisline.net.
The Fort Rucker Community also has several local resources to help Service Members and their families to include the Chaplains at (334) 255-3946 during normal business hours or at (334) 255-3100 after duty hours. You can also reach out to Behavioral Health at (334) 255-7028.
If you or someone you know is talking about suicide get them assistance immediately with these three steps – Ask, Care, Escort. Ask your loved one if they are thinking of killing themselves. Care for your loved one – actively listen to show understanding, remove any means that could be used for self-injury. Escort your loved one – never leave them alone! Escort them to their chain of command, a chaplain, a behavioral health professional, or primary care provider.
Fall is in the air and we are preparing the plots for the cooler months. But we need your help. Join us this month to help beautify plots, sign up for a plot and meet other gardeners. There will be food and drinks and free to attend. Stay tuned in! More details to come.
School is back in session, so there will be increased traffic to include school buses and children walking or riding their bicycles to school.
With that in mind, here are some rules for drivers to remember when school is in session:
- Be aware of school zone signals and always obey the posted speed limits.
- Eliminate all distractions when driving through a school zone. Children often cross the road unexpectedly, or may emerge suddenly between two parked cars, for example.
- In a school zone drivers must stop for children and crossing guards at school crossings and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk. Drivers in both directions must stop once a child or guard steps off the curb.
- All 50 states require that traffic in both directions stop on undivided roadways when students are entering or exiting a school bus. State laws vary on what is required on a divided roadway, but in all cases traffic behind the school bus (traveling in the same direction) must stop.
- Never pass a school bus on the right. It is illegal and extremely dangerous.
- When a school bus is trying to merge back into traffic, you must give the bus the right of way.
Come join us at Munson Heights Community Center on September 10th for story-hour at 9:30 am. We will be reading "The way I feel," by Janan Cain. This is a great book that encourages children to recognize their emotions. Also enjoy a fun craft and giveaways.
Great move-in special on select Bowden Terrace homes. Call our Leasing and Relocation office for details at 334-503-3644.
Keep your refrigerator and freezer at the right temperature. The refrigerator should be between 38° F and 42° F and the freezer between 0° F and 5° F.
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Upcoming events and important dates
- Sep 4-6: Gulf Coast Jam, Panama City Beach, FL. 888-512-7469.
- Sep 7: Labor Day-Office hours: 9 am to 1 pm.
- Sep 9: Todays Mom Nutrition Workshop, The Commons, Bldg 8950. 1 to 3m pm. 255-9647
- Sep 11: International Spouses Get Together, Allen Heights, 9 to 11 am. 255-3735
- Sep 15: EFMP Information Support Group, The Commons, Bldg 8950, 9 to 10 am. 255-9277
- Sep 25: Oktoberfest, Fort Rucker Festival Field. 4:30 to 9:30 pm. 255-1749
- Sep 25-26: PorktoberQue, Dothan, Al. (334) 699-1475