USAG Ansbach community announcements for March 28 to April 3, 2013
March 29, 2013
Inclement Weather Info
For up-to-date information on weather conditions, visit our new "What You Should Know when Inclement Weather Comes to USAG Ansbach" at www.ansbach.army.mil/webpages/InclementWeather.asp. You can find the link to the website under the Weather Information menu item on the left side of the homepage and, when the popup menu pops up, select "What you should know."
Katterbach Tax Center, located on the third floor of the ACS building, is open now. The Tax Center at Storck is open now with regular hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-in customers will be accepted; however, it is recommended to make an appointment to avoid unnecessary waiting time. Call Katterbach Tax Center at DSN 467-2324 or 09802-832324 and Storck Tax Center at DSN 467-4511 or 09841-834511.
The 2013 Army Emergency Relief campaign takes place now through May 15. To learn more, visit www.aerhq.org.
The Terrace Playhouse presents a stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women at the Terrace Playhouse March 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for youths and $30 for Families. Tickets are available from the concierge in the Von Steuben Community Center by phone through credit card or at the door. To learn more, call 09811-83-7636 or DSN 468-7636. To purchase tickets, call Von Steuben Community Center at 09802-83-2930 or DSN 467-2930.
Easter egg hunt
U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosts an Easter egg hunt March 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Urlas Housing Area. In addition to the hunt, which begins promptly at 11 a.m., there will be an Easter tattoo station, bouncy houses, coloring station, refreshments and photos with the Easter bunny. The hunt will be separated into three age categories, with a field designated for each group of children, including those 3 and younger, children 4 to 6 years old and children 7 to 11 years old. To learn more, call 09811-83-7227 or DSN 468-7227.
Attend a USAG Ansbach library orientation and find out about the resources and programs available, meet the staff, take a tour of the library, get one-on-one help and enjoy refreshments. Storck Library holds their orientation March 28 at 4 p.m. To learn more, call 09841-83-4675 or DSN 467-4675.
Does your child run, talk and play like other children their age? Ansbach Educational and Developmental Intervention Services and Rainbow and Ansbach elementary schools are offering developmental screening to assist you with determining if your child, from birth to 5-year-old, is meeting their developmental milestones. The free developmental screening is by appointment only April 3 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Rainbow Elementary School. To learn more or make an appointment, call 09811-83-7644 or DSN 468-7644.
Storck yard sale
The Storck Barracks community holds a yard sale March 30 and 31 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more, call 09841-83-4515 or DSN 467-4515.
The Illesheim Spouses' and Civilians' Club holds its spring mixer at 10 a.m. April 3 at Café Bohne, Bahnhofsplatz 3, Bad Windsheim. This is an opportunity to speak to current board members about open positions for next year's board and how to make a difference in the Storck Barracks community. Participants get a free drink for attending.
Children can bring out their bicycles for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's second annual Garrison Bicycle Rodeo from noon to 4 p.m. April 5 at Illesheim Elementary and April 12 at Katterbach Elementary. The bicycle rodeo gives children 6 to 12 years old a chance to showcase their bikes while learning vital tools to ride them safely. Children 6 to 8 years old have a chance to win a bicycle donated by AAFES. The Red Cross will be there to show parents how to properly render first aid to children in case of injury. There will also be helmet and bicycle inspections, bicycle rules and regulations for German and on-post roads, and an ADAC-sponsored obstacle course for children to test their riding skills. A parent or a sibling at least 16 years old must remain with their participating child or children during this event. To learn more, call the Garrison Safety Office at 09802-83-1670 or 468-1670.
Storck focus groups
Storck Recreation Center at the Storck Community Activity Center will hold focus groups April 5 and May 3 from noon to 1 p.m. to get ideas from its clients and give them the experiences they want. To learn more, visit the center on the third floor of Bldg. 6510 Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 09841-83-4714 or 467-4714.
The Ansbach city-wide clean-up is April 13 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members interested in pitching in can meet at the Bismarck Kaserne gate parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Clean-up areas will be off-post and include around Katterbach, Shipton, Urlas, Barton and Bleidorn. Those helping should wear work gloves, boots and proper outdoor clothing. To sign up, call 09802-83-2158 or DSN 467-2158.
Hearts Apart is a program for families separated by temporary duty, training or deployment. The program helps ease stress, teaches effective communication and keeps family members in contact with the community. Katterbach and Storck Army Community Service host a class April 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. To learn more, call Katterbach ACS at 09802-83-2883 or DSN 467-2883 or Storck ACS at 09841-83-4555 or DSN 467-4555.
Play reading group
Terrace Playhouse at Bleidorn Kaserne holds a play reading group from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoons. No experience is necessary and guests may bring snacks to share. The group will read Enchanted April adapted by Matthew Barber April 21 and Pride and Prejudice adapted by Helen Jerome May 19.
Automotive grand opening
The grand opening of the Automotive Skills location at Bldg. 8130 at Urlas Housing is April 26 at 1 p.m. There will be a ribbon-cutting, safety demonstrations, tours, classic cars, refreshments, entertainment, free car washes, giveaways and coupons. Urlas Automotive Skills will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The location will be closed Mondays and U.S. holidays. To learn more, call 09802-83-2753 or DSN 467-2753.
Outdoor Recreation hosts dog obedience classes at Urlas Paintball Field Tuesdays from April 30 to May 28 for $69. The beginner dog obedience course runs from 6 to 7 p.m. and the advanced dog obedience course runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Sign up at the Katterbach Kaserne Outdoor Recreation office, open Mondays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by call 09802-83-2335 or DSN 467-3225.
Travel Share Club
Storck Recreation Center at Storck Community Activity Center holds its Travel Share Club May 14 and 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. This is for people who don't know where to go over summer vacation or have questions or suggestions about travel destinations. To learn more, visit the center on the third floor of Bldg. 6510 Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 09841-83-4714 or 467-4714.
CLOSURES AND CHANGES
Community Bank closure
Community Banks will close March 29 through April 1. To learn more, visit www.DoDCommunityBank.com.
Resurfacing of B-14
Resurfacing is ongoing for state road B-14 along Urlas and Shipton Kaserne. The speed limit is reduced to 50 kilometers per hour. Access and exit to and from Obereichenbach will remain the same. During phase one, two lanes going toward Katterbach will be resurfaced. Entering from Katterbach and exiting toward Ansbach will remain possible. There will be a detour exiting toward Katterbach and entering from Ansbach, offering two possibilities to turn around: One at Hotel Windmühle and one at Obereichenbach. During phase two, two lanes going toward Ansbach will be resurfaced. The current access near the traffic light will be blocked and drivers coming from Katterbach toward Ansbach will be detoured by Soldier Lake. The detour for exiting toward Katterbach and entering from Ansbach will remain in place.
SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS
Spouse PT challenge
Katterbach Fitness Center hosts an Army Spouse Physical Training Challenge April 2 through May 16. Sign up at the fitness center by March 28. The challenge costs $25 per participant. Maximum participation is 25. To learn more, call 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771.
U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach is meeting to form a boxing team April 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Katterbach Fitness Center. To learn more, call 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771.
The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Community Golf Team has been newly formed. Team membership is open to both men and women ID card holders 18 years and older and out of high school. Prospective members should have a handicap of 24 or lower. To learn more, call 09802-83-2085 or DSN 467-2085.
Mission Complete Race
Fifth Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, and USAG Ansbach Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hold the "Mission Complete Race," a five-kilometer obstacle course, May 3 at Franken Kaserne off B13 with GPS address of "Muna Siedlung, 91613 Marktbergel." Registrants pay $30 now through April 19 and $35 April 20 through May 3. Family teams pay $50; non-family teams pay $100. Register at Katterbach and Storck Fitness Centers as well as the race location the day of the race. To learn more, call 09802-83-2771, 09841-83-4582, 467-2771 or 467-4582.
U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach holds intramural volleyball games Tuesdays at Storck Physical Fitness Facility and Thursdays at Katterbach PFF. To learn more, call Katterbach PFF at 09802-83-2771 or 467-2771 or Storck PFF at 09841-83-4582 or 467-4582.
Aerobics cards for the fitness centers at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks are available now. Each card pays for 20 visits and gets the user five visits free. To learn more, call Katterbach Fitness Center at 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771 or Storck Fitness Center at 09841-83-4582 or DSN 467-4582.
For a good way to relax after work, visit Storck Recreation Center at Storck Community Activity Center for pool night Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. To learn more, visit the center on the third floor of Bldg. 6510 Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 09841-83-4714 or 467-4714.
Get a bowling membership club card for $25. The card gets patrons $1.50 games at Katterbach and Storck bowling centers, free shoe rental, free T-shirt and free bowling towel. To learn more, call Katterbach Bowling Center at 09802-83-2638 or 467-2638 or Storck Bowling Center at 09841-83-4530 or 467-4530.
YOUTH AND TEENS
New parent boot camp
U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Army Community Service hosts Mommy and Daddy Boot Camp for new and expecting parents the second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. Storck ACS will host it April 10 and Katterbach ACS will host it May 8. To learn more, call Katterbach ACS at 09802-83-2883 or DSN 467-2883 or Storck ACS at 09841-83-4555 or DSN 467-4555.
The Exceptional Family Member Program offers free bowling at Katterbach and Storck bowling centers April 22 and May 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Sign up in advance with you Army Community Service. To learn more or sign up, call Katterbach ACS at 09802-83-2883 or 467-2883 or Storck ACS at 09841-83-4555 or 467-4555.
Parents' day out
Need a little break? Child, Youth and School Services hosts a parents' day out every so often. Let CYSS staff take your children off your hands for a while. The next parents' days out happen at Storck Child Development Center/School Age Center May 18 and Sept. 28 and at Katterbach ACS/SAC June 22, Oct. 12 and Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations must be made no later than one week in advance and cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Dates and times are subject to change. To learn more or to register, call Katterbach CDC/SAC at 09802-83-2533 or 467-2533 or Storck ACS/CDC at 09841-83-4880 or 467-4880.
Become a Family Child Care Provider. Family Child Care offers small, multi-age group care in a nurturing home environment. Providers can earn extra income, start a career and provide a valuable service to their communities. To sign up for the next FCC program orientation, call Parent Central Services at 09802-83-2533 or the FCC office at 09802-83-2536.
FRG Child Care Night
Child care is available for mission-related Family readiness group meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To learn more, call Parent Central Services at 09841-83-4880 or 09802-83-2533.
Ansbach Girl Scouts
What is green, almost 100 years old and hip and cool as ever? Girl Scouts! Be a part of the adventure and fun that is Girl Scouts. Any girls kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome. To join or learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151-445-12471.
USAG Ansbach holds story time, which includes stories, crafts and games, for pre-school and elementary-school children Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at the Bleidorn Community Library and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at the Storck Community Library. To learn more, call Bleidorn Community Library at 468-1740 or 09811-83-1740 or Storck Community Library at 467-4675 or 09841-83-4675.
New parent support
New Parent Support Program builds helps new parents cope with stress and find services in their community and provides a safe and nurturing environment for children. To learn more, call the program at Katterbach Kaserne at 09802-83-2516 or 467-2516 or at Storck Barracks at 09841-83-4555 or 467-4555.
Terrace Playhouse tickets
All tickets for the Terrace Playhouse are handled by the concierge at the Von Steuben Community Center. Pick up tickets in person or call 467-2930 or 09802-83-2930.
Storck Army Community Service hosts coffee seminars Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Through the seminars, you can visit new towns, taste new food, meet new people and enjoy coffee. To learn more, call 467-4555 or 09841-83-4555.
Katterbach and Storck Army Community Service hold a two-day "culture college" calls every third Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the German way of life, culture and customs and pick up some basic German phrases. Registration is required. Classes require a minimum of five participants or it is otherwise subject to cancellation. To register or learn more, call 09802-83-2883 or DSN 467-2883.
Domestic violence hotline
The Family Advocacy Program at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks has a 24-hour hotline for those adult victims of domestic violence. Those who live in a violent household should call 0160-661-5638. To learn more about the Family Advocacy Program, call Katterbach at 09802-83-3660 or 467-3660 or Storck at 09841-83-4754 or 467-4754.
The Bavarian and Franconian military communities have a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention hotline at 09641-83-4567 or 475-4567 available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for on or off post.
Brown Bag Lunch
Bring a lunch and explore a new town with Army Community Service. The meeting place is ACS on the first Wednesday of every month at Katterbach and the fourth Wednesday of every month at Storck Barracks. Meet at 10:30 a.m. Cost is 10 to 15 Euros. To learn more, call 09841-83-4555.
Safety Training and Information
The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Safety Office recommends this website containing many safety topics, in both English and German, which can be used for information and training in your organization throughout the year. As time goes by, more will be added, but there is a vast volume of workplace and off-duty subjects, including videos and slide shows.
Did you know you can use the Von Steuben Community Activity Center at Bismarck Kaserne for your official Family readiness group meeting, unit meeting or official use training conference area? The space is available for no cost for official usage Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call for reservations today at 09802-83-2930, or stop by the concierge in the Von Steuben Community Activity Center.
Ansbach Arts and Crafts team has you covered. Place orders now and save and avoid rush fees. Arts and Crafts is located at Barton Barracks and open Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, call 0981-1837627.
Java Café hours
Java Café at Storck Barracks Bowling Center, Bldg. 6508, has new hours. They will be open Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The café will be closed Saturdays.
The Ansbach Spouses' and Civilians' Club is a way to meet people, develop new interests and get involved with the community. To learn more, email email@example.com.
Paint your own pottery
Create a pottery masterpiece you can take home with you the same day Wednesdays from 1 to 6 p.m. with the "Paint Your Own Pottery" workshop at Storck Recreation Center at Storck Community Activity Center. To learn more, visit the center on the third floor of Bldg. 6510 Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 09841-83-4714 or 467-4714.
Enjoy cards and games at Storck Recreation Center at Storck Community Activity Center Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Games include Sorry!, LIFE, Scrabble, Uno and more. To learn more, visit the center on the third floor of Bldg. 6510 Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 09841-83-4714 or 467-4714.
Stitch and Hook
Bring your lunch and socialize while crocheting, knitting and sewing Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Storck Recreation Center at Storck Community Activity Center. To learn more, visit the center on the third floor of Bldg. 6510 Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 09841-83-4714 or 467-4714.
Katterbach Clinic online
Katterbach Clinic is now online. Now you can email a doctor or nurse, request an appointment, request medication refills and obtain lab results. To get started, just give your email address to a member of the clinic's staff.
Being a designated driver has its benefits. At Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation events, let the FMWR staff know you are a designated driver, receive a wristband and enjoy coffee or sodas on the house.
Destination Ansbach holds a variety of classes throughout the month including "411 on the 911" the first Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Katterbach Army Community Service classroom, "My Army Life" the first Wednesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Katterbach ACS classroom, "Euro Understood" the fourth Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Katterbach ACS classroom, "Where and How We Live" the fourth Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Katterbach ACS classroom, "Ausfahrt is NOT a Town" the second Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Katterbach Welcome Center, "Jobs: What You Need to Know" the fourth Monday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Katterbach Welcome Center, "U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Up Close" the third Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Katterbach ACS. "Germany By Rail" happens the third Tuesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., meets at the Sachsen Train Station and costs 20 euros for ticket and lunch. "Ansbach Up Close" is held the second Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., meets at either Storck or Katterbach ACS lobby and costs 20 euros for ticket and lunch. To learn more, call Katterbach ACS at 09802-83-2883 or 467-2883 or Storck ACS at 09841-83-4555.
Smoothies are now available at the Java Café, at Storck Barracks Bowling Center, Bldg. 6508, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ansbach guided tours
Tour Ansbach with a guide every Sunday at 11 a.m. for 3 euros per person. The group meets at the Schlossplatz near the horse sculpture "Anscavallo." English-language tours are by reservation only and must be booked with the Ansbach Tourism Office two weeks in advance. The group rate is 80 euros per group with a maximum of 35 people. To learn more, call the Ansbach Tourism Office at 0981-51243.
Bring your eReader to Bleidorn or Storck community libraries and learn how to access thousands of eBooks any time day or night. Librarians will be on hand to show you tips and tricks. To make an appointment or learn more, call Bleidorn Community Library at 09811-83-1740 or 468-1740 or Storck Community Library at 09841-82-4675 or 467-4675.
Stress, anger management
Army Community Service at USAG Ansbach holds a stress and anger management class. Katterbach ACS holds the class the first Wednesday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. Storck ACS holds the class the fourth Tuesday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. To sign up or learn more, call ACS Family Advocacy Program at 09802-83-2516 or 467-2516.
The Barton Barracks "Eagle's Nest," located next to Duggan Gym, offers a full working kitchen with an area to seat more than 30 people. The Eagle's Nest is open to all community members. To learn more or to make a reservation, call the Installation Operations Center at 09811-83-7484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Between Ansbach and Illesheim, there is a safety hazard on B-13. North of Oberdachstetten there is a steep decline that goes under a railroad overpass. One lane of traffic goes down the hill and two lanes go up. Do not pass.
Storck Chapel schedule
Storck Chapel holds Protestant worship at 9:45 a.m. and Catholic mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Protestant Women of the Chapel meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Catholic Women of the Chapel meet Wednesday at 10 a.m. To learn more, call 09802-82-2785 or 467-2785.
Katterbach Chapel schedule
Katterbach Chapel holds Catholic mass at 9 a.m. and Protestant worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. Catholic Women of the Chapel meet Mondays at 10 a.m. Protestant Women of the Chapel meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Protestant Men of the Chapel meet Thursdays at noon. To learn more, call 09802-82-2785 or 467-2785.
Ansbach Veterinary Clinic
Ansbach Veterinary Clinic at Franken Kaserne, Munasiedlung 100, Marktbergel, is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. To learn more, call 09802-83-3179.
Check out movie night at Storck Library, Bldg. 6503, every Friday at 3 p.m. To learn more, call 09841-83-4675 or 467-4675.
Fun Stuff Off Post
Looking for something to do in the area? Visit "Fun Stuff Off Post" on the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach web page, www.ansbach.army.mil.