Holidays in May set to alter garrison services

[UPDATES:

  • 20170502: Ansbach Legal Center to close May 11 (see LEGAL below)
  • 20170522: Drivers Testing (See LOGISTICS below) will also be closed Friday, May 26.
  • 20170524: The Public Affairs Office is scheduled to be closed Friday, May 26 in addition to Monday, May 29.]

ANSBACH, Germany (April 27, 2017) – A few holidays, both German and U.S. federal, are set to take place during May, which will necessitate schedule changes for several on-post services.

Here is a list of public holidays celebrated either throughout Germany or in Bavaria during May:

  • Monday, May 1, is Tag der Arbeit, or Labor Day.
  • Thursday, May 25, is Christi Himmelfahrt, or Ascension Day.
  • Friday, May 26, is a Brückentag or bridge day.

In addition to the German public holidays and associated bridge days, Friday, May 26 is also a USAREUR training holiday and the federal holiday Memorial Day is Monday, May 29.

Below is an alphabetic list of closures scheduled throughout the garrison:

  • ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE: See FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION below.
  • ARTS AND CRAFTS: See FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION below.
  • AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS: See FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION below.
  • BANKING: Community Bank is scheduled to be closed Monday, May 1 and Thursday, May 25. Community Bank is scheduled to be open Friday, May 26, and Monday, May 29. Service Credit Union is scheduled to be closed Monday, May 29, and scheduled to be open German public holidays. To learn more about banking at USAG Ansbach, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryB.html#Banking.
  • BOWLING: See FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION below.
  • CHILD, YOUTH AND SCHOOL SERVICES: See FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECEATION below.
  • COMMISSARY: The Commissary, in addition to its regular closure Monday, May 29, will also be closed Tuesday, May 30. To learn more about the Commissary at USAG Ansbach, visit www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=HQCE4C.
  • DENTAL: The Ansbach Army Dental Clinic at Katterbach Kaserne is scheduled to close only Monday, May 29. To learn more about dental services at USAG Ansbach, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DentalMedical.html.
  • DRIVER TESTING: See LOGISTICS below.
  • EMERGENCY SERVICES: Life-saving emergency services (police and fire department) are 24-hour operations and will not experience closure. Other non-emergency front-door services of the Directorate of Emergency Services, including Installation Access and Vehicle Registration, are scheduled to close Monday, May 29, in observance of the U.S. federal holiday. For more on the Directorate of Emergency Services, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryD.html#DES. For emergency contact information, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/EmergencyNumbers.html or http://ansbachhometownherald.com/emergency-numbers.
  • FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION: The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation encompasses many different services and facilities, including Army Community Service; Army Lodging; Arts and Crafts; Automotive Skills; bowling; Child, Youth and School Services; fitness centers; food venues; the library; outdoor recreation; the Terrace Playhouse; and more. To learn more about FMWR schedule changes, visit http://ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach.
  • FITNESS CENTERS: See FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION above.
  • FOOD VENUES: See FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION above or see www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryF.html#Food_Court.
  • HUMAN RESOURCES: The Directorate of Human Resources, which includes Defense Enrollment Eligibility Report (DEERS) and ID cards, Mortuary Affairs, and the passport office, is scheduled to close Monday, May 29. For more on DHR, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryD.html#DHR.
  • INSPECTOR GENERAL: The U.S. Army Europe Inspector General Ansbach office is scheduled to be closed Friday, May 26 and Monday, May 29. For local Inspector General contact information, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryI.html#IG.
  • LEGAL [UPDATED]: The Ansbach Law Center is scheduled to close at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 25, and to be closed Friday, May 26, and Monday, May 29. Additionally, the law center is scheduled to close May 11 as part of an office function. To learn more about legal assistance at USAG Ansbach, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/Legal.html.
  • LIBRARY: See FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION above.
  • LOGISTICS: The Logistics Readiness Center – Ansbach, whose services include non-tactical vehicle dispatch, personal property processing, drivers testing and licensing, and shuttle buses (see SHUTTLES below) are scheduled to suspend services Monday, May 1, Thursday, May 25, and Monday, May 29. Additionally, Drivers Testing will be closed Friday, May 26. To learn more about the LRC-A, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryL.html#LRCA. For more up-to-date information on the LRC-A, visit and like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LRCAnsbachTransDiv.
  • MEDICAL: The Ansbach Army Health Clinic at Urlas Community will close Monday, May 29. To learn more about the clinic, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DentalMedical.html or http://ermc.amedd.army.mil/katterbach/index.cfm.
  • OUTDOOR RECREATION: See FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION above.
  • POSTAL SERVICES: The Katterbach Post Office and community mail rooms are scheduled to be closed Monday, May 29. To learn more about the Post Office at USAG Ansbach, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryU.html#USPS.
  • PUBLIC AFFAIRS: The USAG Ansbach Public Affairs Office is scheduled to be closed Friday, May 26 and Monday, May 29. To learn more about public affairs at USAG Ansbach, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/Contactus.html.
  • PUBLIC WORKS: The Directorate of Public Works, which includes housing, buildings and grounds, the Environmental Office, the Recycling Centers and the Self-Help Issue Point, is scheduled to be closed Monday, May 1, Thursday, May 25, and Monday, May 29. The emergency work orders line is open 24/7 at 09802-83-2115 or DSN 115. To learn more about the Directorate of Public Works, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryD.html#DPW.
  • RECYCLING CENTER: See PUBLIC WORKS above.
  • SHUTTLES: Shuttles are scheduled not to run Monday, May 1, Thursday, May 25, and Monday, May 29. To see the regular shuttle schedule, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/documents/ShuttleSchedules.pdf.
  • TERRACE PLAYHOUSE: See FAMILY AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION above.
  • VETERINARY: The Veterinary Clinic at Katterbach Kaserne is scheduled to be closed Monday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 31. To learn more about the Veterinary Clinic, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/DirectoryV.html#Veterinary_services.

This is not necessarily a comprehensive list, and we will update the list as notices arrive.

Keep in mind, Friday mornings throughout May are regular training hours, and many front-door services may be closed.

Before visiting a facility or using a service, ensure they are open by contacting them. The garrison directory is located at www.ansbach.army.mil/Directory.html.

For on-post emergencies, call 09802-83-110 or DSN 110.

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