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  • Was ist los in Franken? April 29, 2016

    Apr 29, 2016

    "Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.

  • Ansbach hosts USAREUR-area first responders for domestic violence intervention course

    Apr 22, 2016

    Nearly 50 first responders from throughout the U.S. Army Europe area of operations gathered April 4 through 8 for the Domestic Violence Intervention Training course at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Teal Meal is real deal: Raising awareness of sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention

    Apr 15, 2016

    In recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the second annual Teal Meal at the Wings of Victory Dining Facility at Katterbach Kaserne April 15, 2016.

  • JROTC holds ball in downtown Ansbach

    Apr 12, 2016

    The Ansbach High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps held a ball in downtown Ansbach April 7, 2016, and several guests from U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach took part in the event.

  • Soldier-athletes wrestle tough at U.S. Olympic Team Trials

    Apr 12, 2016

    Three Soldiers from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's World Class Athlete Program reached the finals of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials on April 9-10 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the University of Iowa campus.

  • A Senseless Loss

    Apr 11, 2016

    As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, scores of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out.

  • Army Families departing Turkey find warm welcome at USAG Wiesbaden

    Apr 8, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Five Army Families who were ordered to depart from Izmir, Turkey received a warm welcome here at emergency inprocessing events April 4 and 8 to help them settle into their new home.

  • USAG Bavaria sets environmental sustainability support example

    Apr 7, 2016

    The Department of Defense mission is to provide the military forces necessary to deter war, protect the security of the American people, our allies, and advance our interests globally. To execute its mission and ensure compliance with Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, environmental sustainability must be an integral part of the defense mission.

  • Fish or Cut Bait

    Apr 7, 2016

    If you're not familiar with estuary wade fishing, it's hard to explain the allure of hunting fish on foot. I normally go after the big three -- speckled sea trout, redfish and flounder. What makes this kind of fishing fun is you never know what you're going to get. The rare 3- to 4-foot-long shark will occasionally appear, but usually not until later in the season.

  • New family townhouses ready for PCS season at USAG Bavaria

    Apr 6, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Seventy new townhouses at Tower Barracks here and at Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany will be ready for families to move in by late May.

  • Town Hall: How 'Readiness' affects USAG Bavaria, and what you can do

    Apr 6, 2016

    The garrison commander here hosted a community town hall March 31 emphasizing how the U.S. Army's evolving priorities will impact U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Col. Mark Colbrook described how the Army's mission will affect garrison services in the coming years, and provided Soldiers and family members with options to raise concerns, ask questions and effect change during this transition.

  • Ansbach children poised to benefit from $25K literacy grant

    Apr 4, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach children are poised to reap the educational benefits of a $25,000 literacy grant that Installation Management Command has awarded to USAG Ansbach Child, Youth and School Services.

  • USAREUR enlisted leader speaks at Women's History Month observance

    Apr 4, 2016

    U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl D. Lyon served as the keynote speaker at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's March 31 National Women's History Month observance at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Big Windy lends muscle to 44th Signal Battalion

    Mar 24, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Soldiers from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade, "Brigade of Excellence", conducted sling load and air operations training with the help of two CH-47 Chinook Helicopters from Hotel Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Big Windy", Mar. 22-23, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

  • USAG Ansbach, American Red Cross recognizes its volunteers in evening ceremony

    Mar 23, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the American Red Cross recognized its community volunteers by hosting a formal dinner in downtown Ansbach Friday March 18.

  • Sons of Safety

    Mar 22, 2016

    While in Afghanistan, every Thursday night I would get together with three friends and watch "Sons of Anarchy," a television show about the exploits of an outlaw motorcycle gang. After about six months of watching, we decided we all needed to buy motorcycles when we returned home. We figured our buddy, Dustin, who was an experienced rider, would be a good person to give us some guidance. While his advice was sound, our execution was a bit questionable.

  • US Consul General, commander of 7th JMTC visit USAG Ansbach

    Mar 21, 2016

    The U.S. consul general based out of Munich and the commander of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command visited U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach March 16.

  • Training in the Heat: Fact and Fiction

    Mar 21, 2016

    The very nature of our profession as Soldiers -- training outdoors, wearing uniforms and carrying equipment -- practically guarantees we will be exposed to heat stress. The latest data from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch indicates that in 2014, more than 200 Soldiers suffered from heat stroke and another 1,200 suffered from other less severe forms of heat illness that required medical attention and led to lost duty time. It may be unrealistic to hope for zero heat illnesses, but through proper training, education and preparation we can minimize the number of Soldiers who suffer from a serious or even fatal heat illness.

  • Task Force Spearhead conducts sling load training with 173rd

    Mar 11, 2016

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy (Mar. 9, 2016) -- 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Task Force Spearhead, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, provided two UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters in support of sling load training conducted by 173rd Airborne Brigade, at Frida drop-zone, Pordenone, Italy, Mar. 9, 2016.

  • Bavaria Health Command Goes Tobacco-Free

    Mar 10, 2016

    VILSECK, Germany -- Beginning this spring, Bavaria Health Command and its clinics will become Tobacco Free Medical Campuses. No smoking or tobacco use will be permitted on the clinic grounds, which extends to the parking lots and surrounding areas of each clinic in most cases.

  • Roping in new sponsors: USAG Ansbach hosts sponsorship rodeo

    Mar 10, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held its Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo March 10, 2016, at the Katterbach Fitness Center to train unit, Family, and civilian sponsors on the best way to familiarize and settle newly arrived community members.

  • Easter in Franconia -- time to get ovally egg-cited!

    Mar 8, 2016

    Easter Sunday is the oldest and most important holiday of Christianity, and most cultures in the world -- including that of Franconia in Germany -- celebrate the holiday in distinct ways.

  • Bazaar-o Ansbach: Local, international vendors sell goods, crafts

    Mar 4, 2016

    The Ansbach Spouses' and Civilians' Club and USAG Ansbach Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation held the grand opening for the Near and Far Spring Bazaar March 4, 2016, at noon at Katterbach Kaserne Hangar 2.

  • 3 reasons to go to the Transition Summit

    Mar 1, 2016

    USAG Bavaria is hosting a Transition Summit March 7-8. Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes Foundation and U.S. Army's Soldier for Life initiative, the event is focused on helping transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses build skills and connections that will lead to meaningful employment.

  • IMCOM-Europe director highlights training opportunities for US, German employees

    Feb 19, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Describing the role of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria within the framework of today's international geopolitics and uncertain future, the director of Installation Management Command-Europe highlighted expanded training opportunities for U.S. and local national employees at a town hall here Feb. 18.

  • USAG Ansbach employees receive recognition for lengths of service, achievements

    Feb 19, 2016

    As part of a garrison employee all-hands meeting at the Bismarck Theater Feb. 19, 2016, many U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach employees received recognition for their decades of federal service.

  • Cuvellier assumes responsibility as USAG Ansbach command sergeant major

    Feb 17, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Derek R. Cuvellier became U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's command sergeant major during a ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center Feb. 17, 2016.

  • Ansbach garrison commander holds New Year's reception for local leaders

    Feb 10, 2016

    The command team of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a New Year's Reception for host nation and garrison leaders at the Von Steuben Community Center Feb. 5, 2016.

  • CDC Travel Health Notice for countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission

    Jan 29, 2016

    While some travel related cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in Europe, no cases have originated here. The virus can only be spread by being bitten by an infected mosquito and the type of mosquito that can spread the disease is not found in Europe.

  • Kiefer relinquishes responsibility as senior NCO of USAG Ansbach, retires

    Jan 26, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a relinquishment of responsibility and retirement ceremony Jan. 8 at the Von Steuben Community Center here to farewell the now retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer.

  • USAG West Point PA Officer recieves Soldiers Medal - 26 years later

    Jan 22, 2016

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Thomas B. Hamilton III, U.S. Army West Point Garrison public affairs chief, was presented the Soldiers Medal by U.S. Military Academy at West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., Jan. 12, 26 years after he was awarded it.

  • Big Windy conducts whiteout environmental training

    Jan 21, 2016

    A CH-47 Chinook Helicopter from Hotel Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Big Windy," conducted environmental qualifications and sling-load training at Katterbach Army Airfield, Jan. 20, 2016.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • IMCOM commander visits USAG Wiesbaden, recognizes top performers

    Jan 14, 2016

    WIESABDEN, Germany -- The new commanding general of Installation Management Command recently visited U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and took the time to meet with leaders to share with leaders here, as well as to recognize some of the garrison's highest-performing members.

  • FORSCOM, USARC observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday

    Jan 13, 2016

    U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command observed the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a program in Gen. George C. Marshall Hall Jan. 12. Toni S. King, North Carolina District Court Judge from Cumberland County, was the guest speaker. The event was hosted by FORSCOM Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Jimmie Jay Wells.

  • IMCOM Europe welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jan 12, 2016

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe welcomed its new command sergeant major and bid farewell to his predecessor during a change-of-responsibility ceremony held here Jan. 12.

  • RHCE CG receives France's highest award

    Jan 8, 2016

    The Regional Health Command Europe commanding general received France's highest award during a ceremony Jan. 7 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.

  • Logistics Readiness Center - Ansbach receives recognition for diligence during difficulties

    Dec 15, 2015

    Members of the Logistics Readiness Center - Ansbach assembled at a local golf club Dec. 2, 2015 to recognize their workforce for capably handling a large throughput during a time of short staffing.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade participates in Operation White Sword

    Dec 11, 2015

    More than 70 Soldiers and four U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, from 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, supported units from the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the Royal Danish Army during Operation White Sword at the Oksbøl Training Area on the western coast of Denmark here, Dec. 4-10.

  • Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers

    Dec 11, 2015

    Soldiers who attend the Army Basic Instructor Course are usually experienced trainers, but many have difficulty translating their training skills to the classroom.

  • Updated Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report rating forms available online

    Dec 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command announced Monday the availability of the DA Form 2166-9 series, the revised Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report, and its activation in the web-based Evaluation Entry System.

  • Ansbach Elementary School sings, shines light into Rothenburg

    Dec 9, 2015

    Students from Ansbach Elementary School at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach helped design and helped commemorate the lighting of the eighth window in the town of Rothenburg's city hall, or Rathaus, which during the month of December serves as a building-size advent calendar.

  • Air Force vet sings praises of family love to win Operation Rising Star

    Dec 8, 2015

    A former singer in the Air Force Band and military mother of four was named champion of the 2015 Operation Rising Star singing contest Dec. 4 at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre in San Antonio. Chelsea Tabisz, an Air Force spouse from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, expressed her love of family throughout four shows filmed for the worldwide web. Internet viewers voted 141,096 times for their favorite performers at, which experienced a 97 percent increase in viewership over the 2014 Operation Rising Star.

  • Community lights up cold winter night at USAG Ansbach

    Dec 7, 2015

    Hundreds of Soldiers, Family members, employees and host nation community members took part in U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's holiday tree-lighting ceremony and holiday market at the Katterbach Fitness Center Dec. 4, 2015.

  • Criminal Investigation Command warns of posting holiday travel plans

    Dec 7, 2015

    As Soldiers and their families prepare for the holiday season, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, warns that posting travel plans on social media sites makes your home vulnerable to burglary.

  • Traditions fill German Christmas as sweets fill boots

    Dec 4, 2015

    The advent season and Christmas time in Germany is often called magical, as the typical German seasonal customs like the romantic historical markets and the tasteful decorations of the cities with their garlands, lights and magnificent Christmas trees make the darkest time of the year shine bright.

  • Submission window for dozen Army fellowship programs closes Dec. 30

    Dec 4, 2015

    Dec. 30 submission deadlines are fast approaching for a dozen Army fellowship opportunities managed by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • Gobbledy-good!: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken serves up turkey, sides for holiday

    Dec 3, 2015

    To celebrate Thanksgiving, which occurred the week earlier, and to celebrate the upcoming winter holidays, members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, held a combined holiday Stammtisch Dec. 1, 2015.

  • USAG Ansbach SHARP program seeks equitable treatment, dignity for all

    Dec 1, 2015

    The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, program was created for Soldiers, Family members and Department of the Army civilians to provide a focused and concerted effort that includes prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability.

  • Ansbach, Illesheim celebrate educational opportunities for Soldiers, Families, civilians

    Nov 25, 2015

    The Ansbach Education Center held the kick-off for American Education Week Nov. 23, 2015, at its location at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • Gifts from Griffins receives over 3,000 donations

    Nov 23, 2015

    Soldiers and Family members from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade came together to collect gifts for the Diakonie Neuendettelsau Orphanage and food items for the Landstuhl Fisher House, November 20-22, 2015, at the Ansbach AAFES Post Exchange and Commissary.

  • Germans, Americans remember victims of war and violence together in Ansbach

    Nov 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander joined a delegation of USAG Ansbach Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Soldiers and members of American Legion Post 1982 as they participated in the Volkstrauertag ceremony in Ansbach Nov. 15 representing the U.S. Army and the American community.

  • Garrison recognizes Child, Youth, School Services employee for half century of service

    Nov 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander and many others recognized Earl Hazel, a grounds maintenance specialist with Child, Youth and School Services, for nearly 50 years of service at a retirement ceremony Oct. 30.

  • Ansbach BOSS helps out German Kindergarten

    Nov 13, 2015

    The Ansbach BOSS program -- Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers -- is always trying to find ways to contribute to the community with volunteer activities. This time their efforts took the to the small town of Wolframs-Eschenbach located just outside of Ansbach

  • New Soldiers arrive at USAG Ansbach, in-process

    Nov 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach performed in-processing for the newly arrived Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 277th Aviation Regiment, Nov. 6 and 10, 2015 at the Bunch Fitness Center at Storck Barracks.

  • Brigade provides air power to Exercise Trident Juncture 15

    Nov 6, 2015

    The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, deployed more than 180 Soldiers and completed missions including close combat attack, air assaults, slingloads, and downed aircraft recovery training, refueling and air-to-ground operations and the integration of joint multi-national elements, in support of Exercise Trident Juncture 15, which concluded Nov. 5, 2015.

  • Blood flows at USAG Ansbach in act of pre-Halloween generosity

    Oct 30, 2015

    The Armed Services Blood Donor Center -- Europe, in a blood drive sponsored by the 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, collected 58 units of blood Oct. 28 at Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • Community members volunteer their Saturday to USAG Ansbach projects

    Oct 27, 2015

    As part of Make a Difference Day Oct. 24, 2015, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members volunteered on several projects across the garrison to improve their community.

  • Army installations kick off voting season

    Oct 21, 2015

    The U.S. Constitution mentions numerous rights that America's forefathers believed every citizen should have. One of those rights is mentioned in the Constitution more than any other - the right to vote.

  • Hispanics and Ansbach community celebrate together

    Oct 15, 2015

    In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Ansbach community members gathered inside the Katterbach Fitness Center to celebrate the culture, history and contributions of Hispanics in the military.

  • IMCOM Direktor der Region versammelt Mitarbeiter in Ansbach

    Sep 23, 2015

    Der Direktor des Installation Management Command, Europe Region, Michael D. Formica, sprach während einer Personalversammlung am 9. September zu den Mitarbeitern der U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken farewells summer with BBQ

    Sep 23, 2015

    The German-American friendship club Outreach-KONTAKT Franken hosted an end-of-summer barbecue at Soldiers Lake on Urlas recently. Members brought side dishes and desserts pot-luck style, while others manned the grill for roasting burgers and hot dogs.

  • USAG Ansbach embraces future for Katterbach, Bismarck, Shipton in planning session

    Sep 22, 2015

    Over the course of a few days recently, stakeholders of the USAG Ansbach community convened with a master planning team to survey and plan for the future of Katterbach Kaserne, Bismarck Kaserne and Shipton Kaserne -- three sites collectively known as the Katterbach District.

  • Ansbach poetry, essay contest highlight September as Army Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 21, 2015

    Because September is Suicide Prevention Month across the Army, the USAG Ansbach Suicide Prevention Program manager held a poetry and essay writing contest during the month of August and recognized three of the participants.

  • National Preparedness Month

    Sep 15, 2015

  • German reserves visit Katterbach airfield and Urlas

    Sep 11, 2015

    Former members of the German army reserves visited Katterbach Army Airfield at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach to learn about Apache and Chinook helicopters Sept. 3.

  • IMCOM-Europe region director hosts town hall with Ansbach employees

    Sep 10, 2015

    Installation Management Command Europe Region Director Michael D. Formica spoke with employees of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach during a Sept. 9 workforce town hall at the garrison's Bismarck Theater.

  • RSO, Katterbach protestant congregation visit Schwabach museum

    Sep 8, 2015

    Members of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Religious Support Office and the Katterbach Protestant Congregation ventured out to the Franconian city of Schwabach to visit its museum Aug. 27.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd: New CSM at USAG Bavaria

    Sep 8, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcomed its new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony here Sept. 8. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dillingham, outgoing command sergeant major of USAG Bavaria, relinquished his responsibilities of the garrison to Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd.

  • Pickell Named AAA Athlete of the Week

    Sep 8, 2015

    For the first time in her career, yearling Jaden Pickell of the Army West Point volleyball team has been named the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week.

  • Army Men's Soccer Collects 3-2 win over Sacred Heart

    Sep 8, 2015

    The Army West Point men's soccer team picked up its first victory of the season with a 3-2 win over Sacred Heart on Monday evening at Clinton Field.

  • Volleyball Sweeps Cornell to Claim Invite Title

    Sep 8, 2015

    The Army West Point volleyball team swept Cornell, 3-0, to win the Black Knights Invitational in the final match of the weekend at Christl Arena Sept. 6.

  • Hogg speaks to cadets on NATO, the challenges it faces

    Sep 8, 2015

    Lt. Gen. David Hogg, U.S. Military Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee, spoke to cadets and faculty about the U.S. and other member nation's responsibility to NATO, Aug. 31.

  • Illesheim Army Health Clinic trains for battle

    Sep 4, 2015

    Illesheim Army Health Clinic trained in simulated battle conditions at Storck Barracks Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates 240th Anniversary during the Community Showcase

    Sep 4, 2015

    The Religious Support Office of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated the 240th Anniversary of the Chaplain Corps here, during the Community Showcase conducted at the new Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • Mother, daughter serve together in Germany

    Sep 4, 2015

    It's not every day you find two young women in vastly different life situations embark on an adventure together in a predominantly male organization. Rarer still, is when a mother with a prolific professional background in international security and her daughter, a recent high school graduate, both decide to capitalize on major life changes and pursue careers in the U.S. Army.

  • 12th CAB, USAG Ansbach host Women's Equality event

    Aug 31, 2015

    In celebration of 95 years of women's suffrage in the United States, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade held a Women's Equality Day observation at the Von Steuben Community Center Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

  • USAG Ansbach commander, others visit Sachsen b. Ansbach Kerwa

    Aug 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander and several other garrison community members visited the Sachsen bei Ansbach Kerwa in Sachsen bei Ansbach Aug. 21.

  • All BMEDDAC Clinics Earn Prestigious Safety Star Site Recognition

    Aug 20, 2015

    The Bavaria Medical Department Activity made history recently when all six of its clinics were officially recommended for the coveted title of Star Strong Sites in safety.

  • How to maximize privacy settings on your Facebook profile

    Aug 19, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. As a member of the military, and for family members of service members, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant of operational security (OPSEC).

  • AAFES re-evaluates closure of some facilities at Ansbach, plans reduced hours

    Aug 18, 2015

    At U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's May town hall, community members were briefed about the future of Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities within the garrison's footprint as a result of the recent Aviation Restructuring Initiative announcement. Since the town hall, Exchange officials have re-evaluated their decision, and as a result there are changes to their original announcement.

  • Showcase and fun run prep community

    Aug 17, 2015

    Once a year, at the end of summer, the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach assembles many different organizations and services in one place for the annual community showcase. It is a chance to meet the faces behind the programs, register for classes, services and organizations -- and find out everything community members would need or want to know to have a successful year in USAG Ansbach.

  • Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

    Aug 14, 2015

    Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department's 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6.

  • Several youths at USAG Ansbach volunteer for, help their community through American Red Cross

    Aug 14, 2015

    The American Red Cross at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a ceremony Aug. 14, 2015, at the Von Steuben Community Center to recognize the youths of the community for their volunteerism.

  • Staying cool in Germany without AC

    Aug 6, 2015

    During the summer months, temperatures at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach in Germany can reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit and warmer, and though air conditioning units might seem an adequate solution, housing regulations prohibit their use.

  • Bamberg enchants Outreach-KONTAKT Franken

    Aug 6, 2015

    ANSBACH, Germany (Aug. 6, 2015) -- Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, recently visited Bamberg, Germany, to experience "Bamberg zaubert," a festival where street performances happen throughout the city recently.

  • Ansbach Law Center celebrates 240 years of JAG

    Jul 31, 2015

    The Ansbach Law Center celebrated the 240th birthday of the Judge Advocate General Corps July 29 at their offices at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • Bamberg verzaubert Outreach-KONTAKT Franken

    Jul 28, 2015

    Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, der deutsch-amerikanische Freundschaftsclub der U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, fuhr vor kurzem nach Bamberg, um gemeinsam die Veranstaltung 'Bamberg zaubert', ein Festival mit vielen Straßenkünstlern in der Innenstadt, zu besuchen.

  • Girl Scouts go full STEAM ahead in Franken

    Jul 28, 2015

    Once a year during the summer months, the remote and quiet Franken Kaserne near Marktbergel in Middle Franconia turns into Camp Lachenwald, the annual USA Girl Scout summer camp.

  • Ansbach BOSS hosts first formal military ball

    Jul 27, 2015

    USAG Ansbach BOSS Soldiers organized their first formal military ball at the Edelweiss in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on July 11. The agenda of the ball included many military traditions, like the posting of the colors by a color guard, the table for the fallen comrade, the toasting and cake cutting, and the grog.

  • District liaison soldiers visit Fire Training Center on their day of training

    Jul 25, 2015

    Six liaison officers from the Bundeswehr Reserve in Bamberg recently visited the U.S. Army Fire Training Center at the Urlas community to take home a better understanding of training implemented to hone U.S. Military firefighting skills July 18, 2015.

  • Oberdachstetten Local Training Area: Hidden in plain sight

    Jul 24, 2015

    OBERDACHSTETTEN, Germany -- Tucked away within the northern fringe of the Frankenhöhe nature park lies a place where the decaying skeletons of the area's World War II past bear witness to 21st century Soldiers training with today's high-tech equipment on state-of-the-art training facilities.

  • Ansbach's Army Community Service celebrates half century of ACS history

    Jul 24, 2015

    The staff of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Army Community Service put together a birthday barbecue July 24, 2015 at their location at Katterbach Kaserne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Army Community Service in the Army.

  • Continuing a 50 year legacy; Soldiers welcome orphans from Japan into their homes

    Jul 23, 2015

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Four orphans with the Holy Family Home, in Osaka, Japan, arrived in Hawaii at the Honolulu International Airport, July 21, to spend two weeks with the Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment (Wolfhounds), 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, for the 58th summer visit from The Holy Family Home.

  • „Garrison Command Team" zum zweiten Mal Sieger

    Jul 22, 2015

    ANSBACH/OBERDACHSTETTEN (10. Juli 2015) -- Bei strahlendem Sommerwetter und bester, partnerschaftlicher Atmosphäre fand ein Vergleichsschießen von deutschen und amerikanischen Teilnehmern aus Ansbach, Herrieden und Illesheim statt.

  • ACS at Ansbach to celebrate Army-wide 50th anniversary with birthday barbecue

    Jul 22, 2015

    Army Community Service at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach is set to celebrate ACS's 50 years of service with a "birthday party" Friday, July 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the garrison's ACS headquarter building lawn at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • WWII veteran receives recognition from nation, USAG Ansbach

    Jul 21, 2015

    Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach command team visited Bamberg July 17 to award a World War II veteran a certificate of appreciation signed by the U.S. president.

  • When bridges fly

    Jul 16, 2015

    A group of Soldiers struggled to stand against the rotor wash from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter while enjoying the rare sight of a 45 foot, 11 thousand pound bridge lifted into the air, July 9.

  • Shipping your POV from Germany can seem complex, but doesn't need to be complicated

    Jul 15, 2015

    Vehicle turn-in inspection standards, which follow federal regulations, are all part of the Vehicle Processing Center's meticulous and precise inspection process. Here are the steps to correctly turn in a vehicle for shipment.

  • US Soldiers, German clubs aim for top spot at marksmanship competition

    Jul 14, 2015

    In collaboration with the town of Herrieden, Germany, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted the Herrieden Shoot at the garrison's Oberdachstetten Training Area July 10.