Ansbach Community Notes — 21 Apr 22

Summer Hire Program

The Civilian Human Resources Agency Europe Region are now accepting applications for the Army in Europe Youth Summer Hire Program. The Summer Hire Program is an excellent opportunity to positively influence the youth in our community.  The program fosters good work ethics through experience and promoting responsibility in preparation for future education and career goals. The program will provide jobs in general clerical and light laborer positions to U.S. family member dependents ages 14-22. The six week program will run from June 21 through July 29 throughout Europe.  Because this program is temporary in nature and designed to provide eligible overseas family member youths an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience, it is highly desired that applicants be available to work the entire six weeks. The job announcements will be open from March 23 to April 24. Direct links to the announcements are below. Grafenwoehr, Ansbach, Hohenfels, Katterbach, Vilseck: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/643814700


Ansbach Bicycle Bazaar

Buy or sell your bicycle at the Ansbach Bicycle Bazaar April 23 from 0800-noon at the Pilipp Furniture Store, Adalbert-Pilipp-Strasse. Deliver bikes to be sold from 0800 to 0900, name the price and the staff will try to sell it. No attendance required and a small fee for listing. If you want to buy a bike, go by and see what is available.


Earth Day at Soldier Lake

DPW Environmental hosts an Earth Day event April 26 at 0900-1300 for children between 2nd and 5th grade. Activities include: honeybees, water wildlife, the forest, energy conservation, fire prevention and much more.  For more information contact DPW Environmental at: DSN 467-3306 OR CIV 09802-83-3306.


USAG Ansbach’s Denim Day

Ansbach Military Community is encourage to wear jeans on April 27 in recognition of Denim Day for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate yourself and others about sexual assault. We wear denim as a symbolic gesture – an Italian court overturned a rape conviction due to the High Court believing the victim had consented to sexual contact since, in their opinion, her jeans were so tight the perpetrator could not have gotten them off without her assistance. We wear jeans to support survivors of sexual violence. Soldiers get with your command to see what you unit is doing.


Ansbach American Photography Club

Join other community members interested in photography in a club that brings together community members in photography activities such as workshops and photography trips. The kick-off meeting takes place Wednesday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at the Von Steuben Community Center. https://ansbach.armymwr.com/calendar/event/ansbach-american-photography-club/5546338/67690


DFAC Family Night BBQ

The Warrior Dining Facility on Katterbach is hosting a Family Night BBQ on 27 April. Doors open at 5 p.m. and  cost is $5.35 cash only.


Arbor Day Celebration

An Arbor Day celebration will be held April 29 at 3 p.m. at CYS Bldg 9028. Children can help the Garrison plant new trees for a more sustainable future.


Flower Pickup at Self Help

Self Help is offering free flowers to family housing residents May 2 until gone on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 0730-1315 and 1345-1600. Pick up flowers and beautify the housing areas.


USAG Ansbach Spring Cleanup

USAG Ansbach as a community will conduct a community-wide installation clean-up and beautification of all professional, living and community areas May 2-6. USAG Ansbach conducts annual community Spring Clean-up to prepare for the spring and summer by policing the community after the effects of winter. Self Help will have trash bags and lawn equipment available, request by 26 April.


FMO Closed for Inventory

The Housing Furnishings Management Office will be closed from 3 – 5 May for mandatory inventories. Please plan accordingly when arranging delivery, pick-up, or exchange of loaner furnishings and appliances as these services can’t be provided during this time. Appliance repair will still be offered by submitting a work request through the established procedures.


Housing Bulk Pick-Up 2022

Monthly pick-ups of bulk trash take place in all USAG Ansbach housing areas. Place your bulky items in the grassy area near the road by your building before 7 a.m. Bulk items include: Bikes, barbecue grills, furniture (beds, mattresses, couches, tables, chairs), rugs, electronics (TVs, lamps). Hazardous waste will not be picked up: Paint, spray cans, household cleaners, oil, car batteries, tires – take these items to the recycling center.

Upcoming dates in 2022: MAY 04, JUN 01, JUL 06, AUG 03, SEP 07, OCT 12, NOV 09, DEC 07


Military Spouse Virtual Career Fair

An Online Military Spouse Virtual Career Fair will be held May 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Connect, network and engage with employers who have immediate job opportunities nationwide, OCONUS and remotely. Virtual engagement and Interviews will be conducted during the event. Employment Development Training Pre-Event is April 21 and 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or to register, go to https://rmvets.com/spousefair0522


ADPAAS Updates

The Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (ADPAAS) is about to begin its 2022 Hurricane and Wildfire Season on 1 June. With

the number of natural disasters that have occurred in the United States in the last few years, accountability for our Army personnel, Military, Civilian, or Contractor, and their family members is extremely important. When an event starts, any sponsor or family member that are listed in ADPAAS as having a home/living in an affected area will be required to account for themselves to the command under which they are assigned in ADPAAS. That is why it is extremely important to ensure the information that is listed in ADPAAS is as accurate as possible.  Lessons learned from the 2021 Hurricane and Wildfire season highlight a need for accurate and timely disaster personnel accountability. The Army’s goal is to reach 100% disaster personnel accountability via ADPAAS within 72 hours from the start of an ADPASS Event. With that in mind; please log onto the ADPAAS website at HTTPS://ADPAAS.ARMY.MIL and ensure all information under the My Info tab is accurate and complete. Please do the same for each one of your family members as well listed in ADPAAS. You can also go to ID Card Office Online at https://idco-pki.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/ and update your information under My Profile. This information feeds directly into ADPAAS and can be updated that way as well. All Family members listed in DEERS will display in ADPAAS so if you have a Family member that is not showing up in ADPAAS, please check with your DEERS office to update your profile. For any questions or concerns please contact your Command Officer Representative for your UIC. If you do not know who that is, you can find their information in ADPAAS under My Info, COR List.


Katterbach Construction Impacts

The Bismarck to Katterbach lane will be closed May 2-13. All wanting to come on Katterbach will utilize the Katterbach Main Gate. This does not affect traffic from Katterbach to Bismarck. The road by the Chapel will be down to one lane with two-way traffic from May 2-13. The road in front of the Inprocessing Building from the traffic circle to the archways will be closed starting May 2 for approximately 2 ½ months.


Calling all 2021-2022 College Graduates

USAG Ansbach Education Centers will hold a Graduate Recognition Ceremony for all college graduates for 2021-2022. If you have completed your degree within the last year, you are qualified. Please contact the education centers if you would like to be recognized. Applications are due April 29. The ceremony is May 20 at 10 a.m.


Customs Office Moves to Bismarck

As of 25 April, U.S. Army Customs will be located in Bldg 5843-C room 286 of Bismarck Kaserne on the second floor. An elevator is available. Our Barton Barracks office will remain operational until 28 April. Use Katterbach Main Gate, 91522 Ansbach, Germany to gain access to Bismarck Kaserne. Please call 09641-70-587-5352 with any questions.


Saturday hours added to Katterbach Recycling Center

The Katterbach Recycling Center is adding Saturday once a month to their operating hours. NEW Hours on SATURDAY: 23 April 1000-1500; 21 May  1000-1500; 18 June 1000-1500; 23 July  1000-1500. Closed on Sunday and German holidays. There are no Saturday hours at Storck Barracks.


Official Passport Extension

The Foreign Clearance Guide has been updated to reflect that there has been an extension for the use of a regular passport in lieu of a special issuance passport for official travel for Germany, Korea and Japan. That extension is now until 30 September 2022.


Ansbach Resiliency Games

The USAG Ansbach ACS, ASAP and DFMWR hosts a community-wide event amongst six teams through various family friendly activities and competitions from 7 APR thru 7 JUL at Bismarck and Katterbach Kaserne in order to enhance community cohesion and resiliency through taking an active role in supporting, attending and participating in resiliency games while learning about and accessing garrison programs and services. Go to https://ansbachhometownherald.com/ansbach-resiliency-games/ to find out more about the games and to see the standings.

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