Ansbach Community Notes — March 10, 2022

Speakers Series – Consul General-Munich Liston guest speaker

The first of three speakers series is 29 Mar at 1730 at the Karlshalle in downtown Ansbach. The guest speaker is U.S. Consul General Timothy Liston. 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/.


 

 

Ansbach Health Clinic Closure

The US Army Health Clinic Ansbach will be closed all day on Thursday, March 17, for Clinic-wide mandatory training and organizational day. This time will be utilized to enable our staff to receive adequate training in order to better serve the community in a safe manner all while increasing the productivity of staff.  For any emergencies please call 112 or visit the nearest hospital (more information below). Clinic services will re-open on Friday, March 18, for routine medical care.

Local Hospitals:

–          Klinikum Ansbach, Escherichstrasse 1, 91522 Ansbach (Tel: 0981-4840)

–          Klinik Neuendettelsau, Heilsbronner Strasse 44, 91564 Neuendettelsau (Tel: 09874-8523)


City-wide Community Cleanup Day

The City-wide Community Cleanup Day is 26 Mar from 0830-1200. Meet at the Katterbach Main Gate at 0830 with work gloves, boots and proper outdoor clothing. The cleanup areas are off-post around Katterbach, Shipton, Urlas, Barton and Bleidorn. Contact DPW Environmental at 467-3306 or 09802-83-3306 to sign up.


Child Abuse Prevention Month

Every April, Child Abuse Prevention Month is an opportunity to learn about the signs of child abuse and how to prevent it. The kickoff will be 1 Apr at 1530 at the Katterbach Child Development Center with a signing of the proclamation and planting of the pinwheel garden. Child Abuse Prevention Month was created because child abuse and neglect was both widespread and too often invisible. “Our children are our future” may be a cliché, but it’s still true that the more adults can have a positive impact on a child’s experiences, the stronger society will be. A safe, stable, and nurturing environment can have a proven positive effect on brain development. Research shows that children who suffer from the prolonged stress of abuse and neglect tend to struggle in their behavioral, physical, and cognitive abilities. The effects of early trauma tend to continue through generations. Together we can end this child abuse.  If you have knowledge of a child that is experience abuse, please call the Military Police at 011. If you are in need of parenting assistance, your USAG Ansbach Family Advocacy Programs offers Scream Free Parenting, Love and Logic, New Parent Support Home Visitation and a plethora of other services designed to meet your  educational childrearing needs. Please call and schedule an appointment today.


Army Family Team Building Classes

ACS is now offering its Level I: Learn, Grow, Lead Army Family Team Building (AFTB) trainings for Soldiers, Civilians, and their Family Members. AFTB is a Family training and readiness program that offers a better understanding of Army culture, as well as provide skills and resources needed to become resilient, self-sufficient, and self-reliant members of the military community. Training includes:

            K1 The Military Life – Learn the challenges of military life

            K2 Military Acronyms and Terms – Learn military specific language, terms, & acronyms

            K3 Chain of Command – Comprehend military structure to include rank and chain of command

            K4 Customs, Courtesies & Traditions – Learn proper military customs, courtesies & protocols

            …and much more!!!

The next training dates are March 14 at 0900-1200; March 28 1830-2030. All trainings will be held in the ACS Classroom, BLDG 5817A. To RSVP for training, please contact ACS on DSN (314) 467-2883 or COMM 09802 83 2883


Dare to be Bold – Brown Bag Lunch Session

Dare to be bold and attend the next brown bag session titled “True Colors” 17 March from 11:30 – 12:30 at the Von Steuben.  A dynamic way to view your personality dimension that will help you better understand yourself and others. A self-awareness of your personality style. The highlights of this session include: Using a metaphor of colors to identify four distinct perspectives and personalities. This session is open to all Soldiers, Family Members, and all Members of the USAG Ansbach Community.


Now until April 13 – Tax Preparation and Self-Filing Workshops

Army Community Services are offering tax preparation and self-filing workshops through their Financial Readiness Program from Feb. 15 to April 13. Workshops will be available at different locations, including Bismarck and Bleidorn Kaserne, as well as Storck Barracks. Contact ACS for details and registration at DSN 467-2883/Civ: 09802-83- 2883 in the Ansbach area and DSN 467-4555/4248/Civ: 09841-83- 4555/4248 for Storck Barracks.

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