Ansbach Community Notes – April 27, 2021

WEAR JEANS FOR DENIM DAY

Denim jeans are authorized for Soldiers and Civilians on April 28 by the 7th ATC Senior Responsible Officer, Brig. Gen. Christopher Norrie, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month (SAAPM). The Denim Day Observance began in Italy after a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision overturned a 1992 rape conviction based on the victim’s clothing. The Justices argued that, because the woman was wearing tight jeans, she must have given consent. This decision led to protests where women wore jeans showing support for the victim. The protests quickly spread, and in April 1999, a Los Angeles social service agency established the first U.S. Denim Day. The wearing of denim serves as a sign of the participant’s commitment to establishing a command climate of dignity and respect, as well as demonstrate the participant’s pledge to support survivors of sexual assault.

HOUSING TOWN HALL

A Housing Town Hall is scheduled for Thursday, April 29 at 6 P.M. at the Von Steuben Community Center. Send your questions or topics you would like to be addressed to the Public Affairs Office at usarmy.ansbach.id-europe.mbx.pao@mail.mil.

TMP GAS STATION CONSTRUCTION

Construction work at the Ansbach TMP Gas Station, Katterbach Army Airfield, will take place April 26 – May 7. The construction work  will not affect the main power source or the usage of the TMP, as previously announced.

OFF POST ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Traffic through the town of Neukirchen to Sachsen bei Ansbach will be blocked April 28 to May 15.

COVID ROM UPDATE

The following changes are in effect regarding Restrictions of Movement in the 7th Army Training Command SRO and applicable to U.S. military personnel in Bavaria, Ukraine and Georgia. Where applicable, changes in requirements to ROM are consistent with U.S. Army Europe and Africa Policy and Bavarian law. Consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Bavarian ordinances, a Fully Vaccinated person identified as a close contact during Contact Tracing will no longer be required to quarantine.

When a unit executes the 7ATC COVID Response Battle Drill 1, Fully Vaccinated personnel are exempt from ROM requirements. Fully Vaccinated personnel deploying to installations in the 7ATC SRO for training and exercises will not be required to ROM before start of training; this includes Regionally Aligned Forces. Personnel traveling to other nations for official travel must still conduct ROM if specified by that nation, but there is no requirement to ROM upon return to Bavaria.

Inbound personnel on PCS orders that are Fully Vaccinated do not need to ROM upon arrival on installation. However, for inbound PCS personnel that move directly to quarters or hotels off installations, only the Soldier/Civilian holding orders may be exempted from ROM if they are Fully Vaccinated; all other family members (regardless of vaccination status) must still conduct a ROM per host nation requirements.

At this time there are no changes for unofficial travel in accordance with Bavarian law.

Personnel not meeting the definition of Fully Vaccinated must continue to ROM in accordance with U.S. Army Europe and Africa Response to COVID-19 policies. More information can be found in the attached chart. “Fully Vaccinated” is defined by the Centers for Disease Control as those individuals that are more than 14-days removed from receiving either a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine), or the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines). Those vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine or other vaccines that have not been approved by the CDC or the host nation are NOT considered Full Vaccinated.

MOTHER’S DAY AT THE DFAC

The Katterbach Dining Facility is hosting a mother’s day lunch on Friday,  May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES HIRING EVENT,  MAY 11

CYS is looking for professional, fun and enthusiastic people to be a part of their team. Child and Youth Program Assistant (CYPA) positions in a flexible employment category are available now. Apply online at USAJOBS.GOV Announcement: O1NAFBG2111045712SR, email your resume to  karee.m.russell.naf@mail.mil (09:00-12:00) or drop your resume off at the Katterbach Youth Center BLDG. 5984 (09:00-12:00). Please provide contact information, e-mail and phone number of at least three references at the time of application. Please review the announcements for qualifications and requirements. Application Email and Drop-off will be available on 11 May from 09:00 – 12:00.

2021 US ARMY SUMMER HIRE PROGRAM EXTENDED

The 2021 US Army Summer Hire Program is a six-week program,  June 21 – July 30. The hiring deadline was just extended until April 28.

Eligibility: Member of the U.S. Forces on active duty; U.S. citizen civilian employee of a U.S. Government agency; or regular full-time or part-time civilian employee of a DOD non-appropriated fund instrumentality (NAFI) AND a spouse under 18 years of age in high school; an unmarried U.S.-citizen family member 14 through 22 years of age (including stepchild, adopted child, and child under the legal guardianship of sponsor or sponsor’s spouse); or an unmarried non-U.S.-citizen Family member in Germany 15 through 22 years of age (including stepchild, adopted child, and child under the legal guardianship of sponsor or sponsor’s spouse) and physically reside in the same household with your sponsor at the time of application (unless attending a college or university in the United States) and during employment.

BISMARCK PARKING LOT CLOSURE

The arches entering and exiting the central parking lot for 5843 will be closed until July 2.  The south entrance will be limited to construction traffic only. Parking may also be affected by other events (vaccinations) during this time frame. Due to safety concerns during construction on archway ceilings and roof work, the archway entrances will not be used during this period except for emergency egress.

BARTON PARKING LOT CLOSURE

The main parking area on Barton Barracks will be closed for parking through July 15 for DEFENDER-Europe 21 Convoy Support Center operations. Parking is available on the sides of the parking area. Do not park on the road to the old gate (emergency lane).
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