Ansbach Community Notes — April 28, 2022

Polizei Exercise Volunteers Wanted

We have a unique opportunity to support one of Nuremberg’s top tier police forces, the Unterstützungskommando (USK). They are requesting up to 100 role players to serve as protestors for their validation exercise as they prepare for the G7 conference. Date and location is: 0800 on 17 May at OBerdachstetten Training Area. If you are interested in supporting with role players, as an individual or from your unit, please send contact information and number of participants to usarmy.ansbach.id-europe.list.pao@army.mil


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.


Ansbach Street Food Fest

The Ansbach Street food market & Ansbacher Mess has moved to the Reitbahn. The festivial is this weekend (April 30 and May 1), 11-9 Saturday and 11-6 Sunday in downtown Ansbach. Food trucks and craft booths will all still be available, just moved to the Reitbahn.


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

 


Ansbach Resiliency Games

May is quickly approaching and that means round 2 of the Ansbach Resiliency Games. We have a series of events planned! On May 5th we will be having a dodgeball/kickball tournament, May 7th will be a paintball tournament, and May 12th will be an archery tag tournament. Teams must register to compete, so please let your units know about the dates and times and team requirements. Email Johnna Kim at johnna.m.kim.civ@army.mil with your teams no later than 2 May.

Dodgeball – teams of 6 – will be held at KFC

Kickball – teams of 9 – will be held at the softball field

Archery Tag – teams of 3 – will be held at Barton Gym

Paintball – teams of  3 – will be held at Urlas

The dodgeball/kickball event is the main event for May, so we will also be having family-friendly activities outside the KFC. There will be a bounce house (weather permitting), kid’s competitions, and hopefully food/entertainment. 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.


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


Speakers Series – Future of the Transatlantic Partnership

The third of three speakers series is 13 May at 1400 at the Karlshalle in downtown Ansbach.  The guest speakers are a member from the Bavarian State Chancellery, Maj. Gen. Robert Burke, V Corps, and US Army Attaché to U.S. Embassy Berlin Col. Walter Richert. The purpose of the speakers series is to discuss the importance of our collective security and the successes of our transatlantic partnership and explain why the Americans are still in Germany and Europe. Register to attend at https://ansbachhometownherald.com/trans-atlantic-partnership-speaker-series/.


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.

 

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