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USAG Ansbach community members roll out on their motorcycles as part of the Installation Safety Office's rally and ride.

METALLIC THUNDER: Motorcyclists take safety seriously during rally, ride

Under the guidance of the Installation Safety Office, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members rode out on their motorcycles for a safety rally and ride May 5, 2017.

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Host nation and garrison firefighters and garrison community members hold a moment of silence during the Firefighters' Day ceremony.

City of Ansbach, garrison firefighters hold ceremony for International Firefighters’ Day

Fire and Emergency Services of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Directorate of Emergency Services held a memorial ceremony in observation of International Firefighters’ Day May 4, 2017, at the Katterbach Kaserne Fire Station. Firefighters from both the garrison and the city of Ansbach attended the event.

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Members of the Ansbach Spouses and Civilians Club Thrift Shop stand together after a hard day's work. At left is ASCC president Irene Sherman, and at right is ASCC Thrift Shop Liaison Alexa Mattil. The ASCC Thrift Shop is open Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. To learn more, call 09802-83-2534 or DSN (314) 467-2534.

Handled with care: Get to know your ASCC Thrift Shop

The Ansbach Spouses and Civilians Club is wrapping up work on a big project: consolidating six of its Thrift Shop facilities into one new place on the southeast corner of Katterbach Kaserne.

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Dr. Tricia Surinak

Ansbach MHS educator named DODEA Europe East District’s Teacher of Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity has named U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach’s own Dr. Tricia Surinak as the 2017-2018 Europe East District Teacher of the Year.

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Winners and nominees from USAG Ansbach's Terrace Playhouse pose for a group photo at the Toppers Awards ceremony, which celebrates community theater at U.S. military installations in Europe, at USAG Wiesbaden Saturday.

Terrace Playhouse takes home six Toppers for One Man, Two Guvnors, Lion King Kids

This year’s Toppers Awards, a gala ceremony that celebrates Army Europe community theater during the 2017 season, were held at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Saturday, and USAG Ansbach’s own Terrace Playhouse was among the winners this year. The playhouse gained six wins out of 28 nominations for its productions of the comedy One Man, Two Guvnors (12 nominations, three wins) and the family musical The Lion King Kids (16 nominations, three wins).

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David Moore, representing Unit Sponsorship at the Total Army Sponsorship Program rodeo, talks to Soldiers about how good sponsorship can positively affect unit readiness.

Sponsors gain resources to integrate newcomers

U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted the Total Army Sponsorship Program rodeo Wednesday at the Katterbach Fitness Center. The event taught Soldier and civilian sponsors on the best way to familiarize and settle newly arrived community members to USAG Ansbach and to Europe.

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German, American students join forces at Soldiers Lake for combined Earth Day/Arbor Day event

German, American students join forces at Soldiers Lake for combined Earth Day/Arbor Day event

Nearly 140 German and American students gathered April 25 at Soldiers Lake for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach’s combined Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration and outdoor workshop.

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Children gather eggs throughout a playground at Urlas Community.

Community members put Easter egg hunt together at Urlas

Community members, in conjunction with several on-post partner organizations, put together an Easter egg hunt April 15 at Urlas Community.

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Soldiers celebrate Easter in Romania

Soldiers celebrate Easter in Romania

For deployed service members at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, an Easter Sunday service at sunrise helped to retain a special link to loved ones far away.

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A member of the Technische Einsatzeinheit of the Nrnberg Polizei prepares to search Soldiers Lake for a "weapon" during a crime scene exercise.

US Army, German police pull ‘body’ from Soldiers Lake during exercise

U.S. Army investigative and emergency personnel and local German police personnel worked together on a combined functional exercise at Soldiers Lake here Monday. As part of an exercise, a vehicle with a dummy body was found in Soldiers Lake near the entrance to Urlas Community and Shipton Kaserne.

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