• This sign, posted in the parking lot at the Urlas shopping area at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, indicates a spot reserved for Family members of fallen Soldiers.

    Survivor parking

    This sign, posted in the parking lot at the Urlas shopping area at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, indicates a spot reserved for Family members of fallen Soldiers.

  • This example of a survivor parking permit placard allows Family members of fallen Soldiers to park in designated locations. U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach has three such locations: two at the Urlas shopping area and one at the Storck Barracks Commissary.

    Placard

    This example of a survivor parking permit placard allows Family members of fallen Soldiers to park in designated locations. U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach has three such locations: two at the Urlas shopping area and one at the Storck Barracks Commissary.

  • This sign, posted in the parking lot at the Urlas shopping area at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, indicates a spot reserved for Family members of fallen Soldiers.

    Survivor parking

    This sign, posted in the parking lot at the Urlas shopping area at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, indicates a spot reserved for Family members of fallen Soldiers.

ANSBACH, Germany (Feb. 26, 2014) -- Survivor Outreach Services has opened up three parking spaces exclusively for Families of fallen Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach.

Two locations are at Urlas Housing. One is next to the disabled parking at the Commissary, and one is next to the disabled parking at the Post Exchange. An additional parking space has been posted in front of the Storck Barracks Commissary as well.

There are placards for the survivor Families available from Survivor Outreach Services at the Army Community Service building at Katterbach Kaserne, Bldg. 5817. To receive the placards, Family members of fallen Soldiers must register with Survivor Outreach Services, which they can do at the SOS office.

Tonia Tyra, the SOS support coordinator, described the importance of keeping the spot free.

"The parking spots are set aside to recognize Families for the sacrifices their loved one has made, and we're praying that people honor that," said Tyra. "Most of the Family members would give anything not to have this privilege. It's very important for people to recognize that that person paid the ultimate sacrifice, and [for someone without survivor parking] to park there is really not in good character."

To learn more about the Survivor Outreach Services program, call 0981-183-2553 or 0981-183-2883 or DSN 467-2553 or 467-2883.

Page last updated Wed February 26th, 2014 at 00:00