Ansbach Community Notes – April 6, 2021


MINI BAZAAR, APRIL 9 & 10

Another opportunity to shop with local vendors has arrived! The DFMWR is holding the Ansbach Mini Bazaar on April 9 and 10 at the Von Steuben Community Center on Bismark Kaserne. This event will be held from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Eligible patrons will have the opportunity to shop with seven different vendors in a safe and tax-free environment. These vendors vary slightly from those present at the last bazaar held in mid-March, providing a new opportunity to browse unique goods from the economy. The following vendors will be attending:

  •               Andar – Polish pottery
  •               Sarah by the Sea – Handmade leather, wood & jewelry, hats,t-shirts, posters, phone cases
  •               Franz Arts- Framed oil paintings
  •               Nino Vino – Italian wines, fruit/honey wine, limoncello, liquors, bottle holders
  •               Sapore Italiano – Italian salami, cheese, sweets, olive oil, pesto, and truffle sauce
  •               CMF Produkte Goufrais – Chocolate
  •               Cool Bamboo- Bamboo products, such as pillows, bed sheets, and more!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to explore local goods all in one convenient location! Everyone that participates in the event will also be entered into a door prize drawing to win AAFES gift cards!

CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Inspection Station will be closed due to maintenance April 19 & 20.

APRIL IS ALCOHOL ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH

Alcohol abuse is a disease and disorder of the mind; it is much more common than alcoholism. The intake of large alcohol amounts causes personal, social, and business problems. It affects those closest to the person suffering from this disorder. Their children and emotional partners are exposed to stressful situations, putting children at risk to experience social isolation, depression, and alcohol or drug addiction in the future.  Throughout April, ASAP will be set up at multiple locations across the garrison, educating the community on resources available to help those struggling with alcohol abuse. On National Alcohol Screening Day, April 7  from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., SUDCC/ASAP will provide a screening opportunity at the AAFES Atrium on Urlas.  Support and guidance will be available for those who are addicted to start therapy and win the battle against alcoholism.

PURPLE UP FOR MILITARY KIDS WEEK

Purple Up! For Military Kids Week: Wearing purple April 18-24  is a visible way to show support and thank all military children and youth for their strength and sacrifices.  The color purple was chosen and symbolizes all branches of the military, it is a combination of Army green, Marine Corps crimson, and Coast Guard, Air Force, and Navy blue. The goal of “Purple Up! For Military Kids:” is for military youth to actually SEE the support in their schools, after school programs, youth groups, Child Development Centers and the entire community!  Please help celebrate Purple Up! For Military Kids.  Wear Purple on Friday, April 23 to show support and thank military children and youth for their strength and sacrifices

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH (CAPM)

In April, the DOD recognizes CAPM. The 2021 DOD CAPM theme is “All in to End Child Abuse.”  This year we are seeking to inform our community about the signs of child abuse and provide resources for them to take action. Every caring adult in the community can play a role in supporting military children.   If you have concerns about a child’s safety, make sure you know what to do and who to call.   The reporting point of contact for child abuse  at USAG Ansbach is our Military Police at 09802-83-011.

There will be a Child Abuse Prevention Month display all of the month of April at the Exchange commons area which will feature artwork from children at the CDC. The display is titled: “Hands are not for hitting.” Our community wants to be a leader in prevention, so let’s use hands to help, not hit. #Our first duty is to our next Generation #All In to End Child Abuse

VIRTUAL COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR

On April 10 & 25, IMCOM G9 CYS invites you to join the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) virtual college fairs where youth and their families can interact with admission representatives from a wide range of post-secondary institutions.  A total of 125 different colleges and universities will be represented, with more than 50 live sessions on each day.  Youth can explore their career options, ask questions, and gather information about admissions, financial aid, student organizations, and campus life.  There is no cost, but youth are required to register at https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/ Begin your career exploration now with NACAC National College Fairs at https://www.nacacfairs.org/virtual.

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

We understand the frustration many in our community are facing.  While we’ve been hesitant to make predictions on future vaccine deliveries we are confident that vaccine allocations to Europe will increase throughout April. Vaccinations will continue to be offered along the DoD Prioritization Schema.  Increasing allocations and deliveries will hopefully enable us to start making the vaccine available to healthy beneficiaries in May.

SKIES CLASSES

SKIESUnlimited is offering weekly classes for kids in theater, karate, Irish dance and more. Sign up for the theater workshop before April 24; all other classes can be joined monthly.

For more information and registration visit https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil

NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP) AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTION SERVICES (EDIS)

  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ 0-18 months): Monday, April 12, from 2 – 3 p.m. the New Parent Support Program(NPSP) and Early Development Intervention Services (EDIS) will be conducting a virtual class. Learn about your growing infant. This class provides reliable, accurate developmental and social-emotional screening for infants. The class is presented by EDIS and NPSP workers. Please pre-register with Family Advocacy at 09802-83-7777.
  • Growing Smiles: Virtual class, Tuesday, April 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m.;  Dr. Werner, DDS Pediatric Dentist and Dr. Steward, DDS, are at the Ansbach dental clinic, will speak about the development of your infant and child’s teeth, first dental appointment, and other dental related topics for parents with children 0-18 yrs old. Please pre-register with FAP at 09802-83-7777

SPRING YOUTH SPORTS CAMPS

Great News! CYS Youth Sports Spring Camp is back up and open now for enrollment (see attached flyer).  All children and youth must have a current CYS registration completed in order to enroll.  Enroll on WebTrac online or at Parent Central Services.  For more information contact Parent Central Services at 09802-832533 or 467-2533.

NEWCOMERS AND SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Are you new to USAG Ansbach with school age children?  Don’t delay! Register for school as soon as you arrive to USAG Ansbach!  Families can enroll in school or virtual school online as soon as they arrive.  The school will need to know in advance what option you choose. If you are sponsoring a family with school age children, please let them know to begin registration online. Register on DORS at www.dodea.edu/DORS. For a wealth of newcomer information visit:   https://joom.ag/U8qC

SCHOOL OUT DAYS – AES & AMHS

  • April 12: Parent Conferences – early release Ansbach Elementary School
  • April 20: No school for Students – CCR professional Development Day

VEHICLE REGISTRATION SERVICES EXPANDED

The Ansbach Vehicle Registration office has added another registrar and they are now able to double their capacity. Please visit www.bookavr.timetap.com to schedule an appointment. When making the appointment please select the correct appointment type on the drop-down menu so they have the correct amount of time to assist you.Upon making your appointment you will receive a checklist of the documents you will be required to provide. If you are missing any of the documents they will not be able to complete your transaction. In addition, the Ansbach Vehicle Registration office will also be offering walk-in services on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon. This will be limited to the first 10 customers. In order to adhere to social distancing they will need to strictly enforce this limit. Please be on time for your appointment. If you need to cancel, they understand, all they ask is that you cancel your appointment ahead of time to open that spot back up for one of our other community members. If you have questions please send an email to usarmy.ansbach.id-europe.list.vehicle-reg@mail.mil and one of the registrars will respond.

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICES MOVED

The Fire Prevention Office has moved to Barton Barracks, Building 5254, 2nd floor.  The new phone numbers are:

  • Assistant Fire Chief/Prevention,  DSN/CIV 587-1252/09641-70-1252
  • Fire Prevention Inspectors:  DSN/CIV 587-1253/09641-70-1253, 587-1254/09641-70-1254, 587-1255/09641-70-1255, 587-1256/09641-70-1255

SHUTTLES BUS RULES

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our military and host nation communities, Soldiers, DA Civilians and their families in active COVID-19 Restriction of Movement (ROM) or quarantine status should not ride the installation or RAF Shuttle bus until cleared from ROM or quarantine status by Army medical authorities.

ARMY MAINTENANCE APPLICATION (ArMA)

ArMA is the Army’s new process for submitting work orders for residents living in Army Family Housing and Barracks.  An online system created to make submitting work orders easier for customers, especially in government housing and barracks.  The user is able to log-in, select a category of work orders (electrical, plumbing, appliance repair, etc.) and schedule the appointment.    The user can even attach a photo of the repair with the work order.  This helps with ensuring DPW shows up with the right resources to repair what’s broken. www.armymaintenance.com

CONSTRUCTION ON KATTERBACH

The railroad crossings at the traffic circle and the access road to the recycle yard will be closed for repair work until April 19. During this time, the recycle yard will be open with limited opening hours; opening hours will be published as construction progresses. Follow the detour signs.

ARMY & AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE BEEFS UP BE FIT HUB

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is refreshing its BE FIT Hub, making it even easier for every member of the USAG Ansbach military community to stay ready and resilient. The BE FIT Hub https://publicaffairs-sme.com/Community/befit/  is now fully compatible with smartphones and tablets devices, allowing members of the military community to follow workout routines on the go. “The Exchange’s BE FIT Hub is a one-stop resource dedicated to helping USAG Ansbach Soldiers and their families live a healthy life,” said USAG Ansbach Katterbach Express Store Manager Dean Schluter. “From workout gear to nutrition information, the BE FIT Hub has the information needed to go the distance.” Organized under four categories—Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness and Gear—the updated Hub lets users set calendar reminders for weekly BE FIT Live workouts hosted by the Exchange’s director of Public Health and Food Safety Master Sgt. Sonja Berry of the Air Force and BE FIT ambassador Roy Montez. The site also features archived workouts based on specific categories: cardio, resistance, full body, high intensity, strength and interval. The Nutrition https://publicaffairs-sme.com/Community/befitnutrition  tab features tips on healthy snacking and videos that promote the Exchange’s healthy dining options by cuisine—Mexican, American and Japanese. USAG Ansbach Exchange shoppers who click on Wellness https://publicaffairs-sme.com/Community/befitwellness  can find fitness articles as well as tips on vision and dental health. USAG Ansbach Exchange shoppers can also click on the grocery basket icon to find fitness-related products on ShopMyExchange.com and access sales. The Exchange’s BE FIT initiative highlights better-for-you dining grab-and-go options and provides an assortment of fitness gear and wellness services for Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians, retirees, Veterans and military family members. BE FIT empowers military customers, their families and the broader military community to make healthy lifestyle choices.


FOOD TRUCKS IN APRIL

Various food trucks are visiting Katterbach, Urlas and Storck Barracks in April.

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