Ansbach Community Notes — March 31, 2022

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: APR 06, MAY 04, JUN 01, JUL 06, AUG 03, SEP 07, OCT 12, NOV 09, DEC 07

April Food Truck Schedule

AAFES food trucks will be on Katterbach, Storck, Urlas and Barton Barracks, rotating locations all month.

Dear Sirs Film Screening

A World War II personal journey film will be shown on April 12 at 4 p.m. at the American Legion (next to the Thrift Store) and April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Sadowski Theater. It is free and there will be a questions/answer period after the movie with the filmmaker. It is a documentary about a young man and his wife who took a bicycle trip across Germany to trace the walking trip his Grandfather made as a German POW during World War II. The Grandfather was moved from one POW camp to another over a large part of Germany.

School Parking Lot Closure

The parking lot at the elementary school will be closed on 25 March for approximately two months for repaving. There will be a temporary drop off area across from the parking lot.

Bee Keeper Class

You showed interest in a bee keeper class within the last year. We’re happy to announce the upcoming USAG Ansbach bee keeper class for the 2022 bee season. DPW-Environmental will be at the bee house at Soldier Lake every Wednesday starting April 6 at 1630. This is a free open class for everyone. If you want to start bee keeping right away, you can start with one of our hives. If you just want to tryout, join us for e.g. one Wednesday every month. Registrations are highly appreciated, but not necessary. For more information, call DPW Environmental at 467-3424 or Civilian at 0982-83-3424.

Community 5K Run/Walk

USAG Ansbach Community will hold a 5K Run/Walk/Bike event hosted by Army Substance Abuse Prevent (ASAP), Family Advocacy Program (FAP) and Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) on Katterbach Kaserne at the Fitness Center on 7 April at  1730 for a collaborative event amongst the agencies to bring awareness of their April Campaigns by hosting one Community Event for National Alcohol Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month. There will be a social hour with family-friendly activities and refreshments at 1800.

April is Alcohol 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 Ansbach Community educating the community on resources available to help those struggling with alcohol abuse.

Autism Awareness Month Events

Each April, we celebrate Autism Awareness month, to promote Acceptance and Awareness. To start things off, we have the Autism Awareness kick off on April 1st 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the Katterbach CDC. For the month of April there will be an EFMP display table at PX. Join us Face to Face for EFMP story time at the library, April 12th 11:00 am- 12:00 pm.

From the comfort of your homes join us for four Virtual Trainings with STOMP/PAVE starting on

1)April 5th 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm :Patient Rights & Responsibilities

2) April 12th 4:00 pm- 6:00pm : Financial Planning for the future.

3) April 19th 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm: Tricare, ECHO, ABA & Medicaid.

4) April 26th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Advocacy To learn more about Autism and ask questions we have a Virtual Interactive Workshop on April 15th, from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Presented by Alisa M. Jones, M.A., CCC-SLP (Clinical Competence Certification Speech- Language Pathologist), and Kathleen A. Lowman, M.ED, N.C.S.P (Nationally Certified School Psychologist).

Every Friday will be Light it up Blue! Wear Blue to bring awareness to Autism disorder and Child Abuse prevention. To Learn more please contact Sparkle George, EFMP Manager or Jordy Ovalle EFMP System Naviator for more information at 467-2883.

Plastic Free Month – Bring your own bag when shopping

Before your next shopping trip think about using a shopping basket, bag pack, cloth bag or reusable plastic bag instead of the single-use plastic bags available in the stores. Make sure to always keep at least one shopping bag in your car. That way you can use it, if you have to go on an unplanned trip to the grocery store. Make sure you get your 5¢ discount at the check-out for every own re-usable bag you use at AAFES.

Community Egg Hunt

The Community Egg Hunt is 9 April at 1000 at the Ansbach Elementary School. Come join the fun on 9 April with music, egg hunts, egg spoon race and egg tosses. Plenty of goodies and fun to go around! Parking is limited, so if you can please walk or bike to the elementary school.

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.


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