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(WAKA.Com) WAKA 8 was there when Ft. Rucker was officially redesignated as Ft. Novosel at a U.S. Army ceremony on Monday.
The renaming was in memory of Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael J. Novosel, Sr., a Medal of Honor recipient with ties to Army Aviation, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and the Wiregrass region in southeast Alabama.
Novosel died in 2006. His surviving children were present at the ceremony to push the button that unveiled the new name.
“Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael J. Novosel, Sr., epitomizes what an Army Aviation Soldier should be,” said Maj. Gen. Michael C. McCurry, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general. “His legacy of courage under fire in support of Soldiers on the ground is what we train for and expect of our Soldiers. It is an honor for the Home of Army
Aviation to bear his name.”
The Novosel family presented his Medal of Honor which will be preserved by the Army’s…Ft. Rucker Becomes Ft. Novosel at Redesignation Ceremony – Alabama News