• Was ist los in Franken? June 15, 2018

    Was ist los in Franken? June 15, 2018

    “Was ist los in Franken?” details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout the Franconian region.

  • Joint exercise strengthens U.S., German cooperation, communication

    Joint exercise strengthens U.S., German cooperation, communication

    German and U.S. first responders conducted a 24-hour joint exercise at Oberdachstetten Training Area Thursday. The joint exercise served to strengthen the cooperation between the German and the U.S. fire departments and the BRK, and demonstrate improvements in communication since the introduction of digital radios.

  • Oak Processionary Moths advancing on Ansbach

    Oak Processionary Moths advancing on Ansbach

    A potentially dangerous caterpillar species was recently discovered all over USAG Ansbach territory. Community members are reminded to stay away from the caterpillars and the nests, as they are considered a pest hazardous to the health of humans and animals. USAG Ansbach has hired pest control professionals to safely remove the nests.

  • During a recent visit to the Muna Museum, members a friends of the museum unveiled a banner thanking the U'S Army. (f.l.t.r.: Andreas Schalk, Col. Benjamin Jones, Jürgen Trobendauer, Fritz Wittmann, Johann Raith. Photo credit: Bianca Sowders)

    Muna Museum welcomes German and American guests for special event

    Members and friends of the museum of local military history gathered Saturday, June 2, 2018, for the unveiling of a banner and a special guided tour of the museum. The banner, depicting U.S. Army Soldiers and families with text reading “Thank you, U.S. Army, for more than 70 years of peace” in English and German, was hung during a brief ceremony at the entry gates of the museum.

  • Ansbach-Illesheim Memorial Day Ceremony 2018

    Ansbach-Illesheim Memorial Day Ceremony 2018

    ILLESHEIM, Germany – Soldiers, civilians and retirees were joined by…

  • Germany gas card abuse leads to fines, loss of license

    Germany gas card abuse leads to fines, loss of license

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service fuel card allows U.S. personnel to fill their vehicles with tax-free fuel in Germany. Some individuals make illegal transactions by selling or giving part of their rations to people who are not authorized to have a fuel card. Abuse of the fuel card can lead to hefty fines from German customs authorities and a loss of driving privileges from the U.S. side.

  • Pvt. Second Class Rose Hollywood fights off an "assailant" while dealing with the effects of pepper spray during a recent OC training as part of Installation Law Enforcement Certification at USAG Ansbach. Her trainer, Staff Sgt. Scott Martin, Interservice Nonlethal Individual Weapons Instructor, observes her actions closely.

    MPs learn to deal with effects of “pepper spray” the hard way

    Like any other unit, USAG Ansbach emergency services personnel rotate in and out on a regular basis. All new arrivals assigned to Ansbach’s law enforcement have to go through Installation Law Enforcement Certification (ILEC). Part of that certification is familiarizing participants with the effects of ‘pepper spray.’

  • Working in the machine room (Photo courtesy of Roland Lutz)

    Former employee visits Katterbach after more than 50 years

    Some people are glad to walk away from a work place and never to return. For Roland Lutz, age 77, his three years working on Katterbach Kaserne as a young man more than 50 years ago was the best time of his working life.

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