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Welcome to Fort Novosel

Fort Novosel, formerly known as Fort Rucker, is a 63,000-acre Army post and is the headquarters for the U.S. Army Aviation Center for Excellence (USAACE) and USAG Fort Novosel. Fort Novosel prides itself on its ability to train, educate, and develop aviation leaders, enabling the soldiers on the ground to succeed at their very best. 


Here, you’ll find the: 

As you can expect from a place focused on aviation, you’ll hear lots of activity overhead. The Apache, Chinook, Black Hawk, and Kiowa all call Fort Novosel home. While it’s most known for aviation and is home to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum, Fort Novosel is host to a variety of tenants, including the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group, Air Traffic Services Command, Aviation Center Logistics Command, School of Army Aviation Medicine, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command, U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College, USAF 23rd Flying Training Squadron, along with many others. 



Soldiers from the 820th Red Horse Squadron turn away from the prop wash as a Nevada Army National Guard 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment CH-47 Chinook helicopter takes off with a Humvee sling-load.

(Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth on the USAACE and Fort Rucker Facebook Page)


Frequently Asked Questions About Fort Novosel

1. What city is closest to Fort Novosel? 


Dothan, AL, is approximately 20 miles southeast of Fort Novosel, but the biggest city nearby is Montgomery, AL (population just under 200,000), which is about two hours north of the post. 


2. What is Fort Novosel known for?


Fort Novosel is known as the Home of Army Aviation. Aviation Officer and Advanced Courses at Fort Novosel began in 1984. After that, aviation continued to grow and has become a vital part of our military efforts today. 



Photo by U.S. Army Aviation Museum Facebook Page


3. Where is Fort Novosel? 


Fort Novosel sits in the southeast corner of Alabama. It’s a quick drive from neighboring states, Florida and Georgia, and only a few hours from the Alabama state capital, Montgomery.  


4. Is Fort Novosel a good duty station? 

Whether or not a duty station is good or bad is relative—it depends on your personality, what you’re looking for, and where you’re moving from. The surrounding area is quiet, which is welcoming to those who favor small towns. Big city lovers may be left wanting more but may enjoy a trip down the road to Montgomery. Fort Novosel's proximity to fun destinations like Destin and Pensacola, Florida, in addition to the on-post amenities you’ll find here, all point to yes.


5. What is the zip code for Fort Novosel? 


The zip code for Fort Novosel is 36362. Other nearby zip codes include 36322. 


6. What is the BAH for Fort Novosel? 


BAH for Fort Novosel ranges from $1,305 for E-1 to $2,094 E-9 with dependents, and from $1,473 for O-1 to $2,535 for O-7 with dependents. See housing section for more info.


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Post Location & Information

Official Site: Fort Novosel



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Fort Novosel is located in the southeast corner of lower Alabama. It is approximately 40 minutes from the Florida state line and 45 minutes from the Georgia state line. The post has five entrances: Enterprise, Daleville, Ozark, Faulkner, and Newton. 


Newton is approximately 14 miles to the east, Enterprise is about 13 miles to the west, and Dothan lies around 25 miles southeast. 


When it comes to venturing outside the area, you’ll find a handful of fun weekend destinations. Pensacola is about two-and-a-half hours away, and Destin is right around the two-hour mark, as is Montgomery. Atlanta (if you’re looking for a big city getaway) is about three-and-a-half hours northeast. 


Nearby military installations: 


Fort Novosel is fairly isolated from other military presences in the region. You won’t find any other installations within an hour's drive; however, there are a handful about two to three hours away. 


Arrival Lodging


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Fort Novosel IHG Army Hotels handles arrival lodging for incoming military and families. It’s located 20 miles from Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) and minutes from Daleville, ensuring hassle-free travel. In addition to proximity to post amenities, this hotel offers a 24-hour Fitness Center, continental breakfast, and pet-friendly rooms.

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Fort Novosel Housing


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Corvias Military Living manages Fort Novosel's military housing. It's divided into two distinct neighborhoods, each with a neighborhood manager and dedicated maintenance team. Neighborhoods offer playgrounds, a swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and more. 


For more information, contact the Fort Novosel Housing Services Office


Housing information:  

9700 Division Road

Fort Novosel, AL 36362

Contact: (334)440-8988


Fort Novosel Military Housing Services Office

In addition to helping the military and their families find housing near Fort Novosel, the HSO offers unaccompanied service members housing for Staff Sergeant and above on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


Contact: (334) 255-5989 or (334) 255-1849

Fort Novosel Off-Post Housing

View homes for sale and houses for rent near Fort Novosel: Fort Novosel Homes


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Many military families stationed at Fort Novosel who forgo military housing settle in Enterprise or Ozark, about 20 minutes from the post. Enterprise offers more amenities and closer convenience to popular shopping than smaller towns closer to the post, like Daleville, and it is a shorter commute than Dothan (about 40 minutes southeast of the post). 


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Fort Novosel BAH Info 

The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S.-based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.


Fort Novosel is near Dothan with many options to buy or rent. Some sample Fort Novosel BAH rates for zip code 36362: 

  • E-1 with dependents: $1,305
  • E-1 without dependents: $1,047
  • E-9 with dependents: $2,094
  • E-9 without dependents: $1,572
  • O-1 with dependents: $1,473
  • O-1 without dependents: $1,167
  • O-7 with dependents: $2,535
  • O-7 without dependents: $2,028

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Area Weather & Climate

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Alabama is in the heart of the Deep South, and the weather matches its Southern tradition. High heat and humidity begin in late spring and run until about the end of September. The remaining fall and winter months are temperate. In the winter months, temperatures can easily be seen in the 70s. Alabama is classified as humid subtropical, with the northeast section of the state in the mountains usually much cooler.

Thunderstorms occur year-round but are most common in the spring and summer. Tornadoes do occur here, as the state sits in the region of the U.S. known as "tornado alley." The southern portion of the state (Fort Novosel area) can also see hurricanes. 

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Fort Novosel Area Schools

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There is a DoDEA school on-post at Fort Novosel,  which is great news for military families with young school-age kids living in military housing. Ellis D. Parker Elementary School serves grades PreK through sixth grade. Find the necessary registration documents required by the Fort Novosel School Liaison Officer.


Military families with older school-age kids or those who live off-post fall under various school districts, depending on where you live. 


Daleville City Schools



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Dothan City Schools



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Enterprise City School System



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Ozark City Schools


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Private School Review is a great tool for those interested in a private school education for their children. Families interested in homeschooling should follow the Alabama State Department of Education homeschool regulations.


For any questions or concerns, contact the Fort Novosel School Liaison Officer. 


Location: Building 132, Room 118

Contact:  (334) 255-9812

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Support for Military & Families

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Service members and their families moving to Fort Novosel may fall in love with the slower culture surrounding the post. Outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant. With many lakes (five Fort Novosel lakes) and streams nearby, as well as the proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, this region is a fisherman's paradise. You'll also find fishing, hunting, camping, and boating.


Find Fort Novosel hunting regulations, registration, and map here.  


Staying cool during the summer is no problem. Two pools, a beach along Lake Tholocco, and a splash pad make for a perfect summer for the whole family. 


If military families or spouses are interested in volunteering their time and talents, they’ll find ample opportunities on Fort Novosel with the Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) and organizations like the American Red Cross, Friends of Army Aviation, and United Way in nearby towns. 


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Things to Do Near Fort Novosel


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U.S. Army Aviation Museum: Learn where Army Aviation began and how it’s journeyed to become what it is today. 


Forever Wild Trails: Located in Ozark, Forever Wild Trails is a 10-mile trail system. 


Adventureland Theme Park: A kid’s dream come true, Adventureland is home to all things fun, including go-karting, bumper boats, mini-golf, ski-ball, batting cages, and more. 


Florida Caverns State Park Just over an hour away from Fort Novosel is an incredible cave system perfect for exploring this cooler, more mysterious side of Florida. 

Ponce De Leon Springs State Park: This picturesque outdoor haven is home to gorgeous trails and 68 degrees springs perfect for taking a dip in the summer heat. It’s worth the hour's drive!

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Base Address:

Novosel Street, Building #5700
Fort Novosel , 36362-0000