Dale County is located in the Southeastern corner of Alabama, approximately forty miles from Georgia and Florida. Dale County includes the cities and towns of Ozark, Daleville, Level Plains, Ft Rucker, Midland City, Grimes, and Newton. The two largest cities, Ozark and Daleville, form two of the borders of Fort Rucker, which is one of the largest military installations in the state. Fort Rucker is home of the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence and is a primary training facility for most military helicopter pilots. According to the most recent census, 50,251 people currently reside in Dale County.