About Fort Rucker, AL
Located 20 minutes east of the city of Enterprise in southeastern Alabama, Fort Rucker gets its name from Civil War Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The base acts as the home of the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence. Formerly open to the public, the base is now strictly off limits to civilians.
Built in May of 1942, Fort Rucker is occupied by the 1st Aviation Brigade, as well as the 110th Aviation Brigade, which handles flight training at the USAACE. It is also the home to the United States Army Aviation Museum, as well as the Warrant Officer Candidate School and the Warrant Officer Career College.
The base housed 4,636 people as of the 2010 U.S. Census, and was once home to former Major League Baseball players Rusty Greer and Hal Morris. Fort Rucker is currently under the command of Major General William Gayler.