Ansbach Community Notes – Nov. 26, 2021

COVID Update

Effective 24 November at all U.S. Army installations in Bavaria, all patrons to AAFES and Commissary facilities will need to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Local National employees must also starting 24 November show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at their place of work, consistent with host nation regulations. Our medical professionals at the Ansbach Army Health Clinics are working to get booster shots available for all at risk and eligible. For the latest information on dates and times for COVID-19 vaccinations, to include children 5-11 years old and booster, check the clinic website: For links to resources in ensuring you understand COVID-19 host nation regulations in your communities, places you may wish to travel, and COVID-19 policies on our installations in Bavaria, go to

Community Tree Lighting

The Community Tree Lighting is Dec. 3 at 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Bismarck Kaserne. Tree Lighting ceremony is at 6 p.m. Come together for an evening of food, fun and festivities including a cookie tasting contest, a visit from a very special guest, and more. Mask are required and 3G (vaccinated, recovered with proof or a negative test) will apply for entry.

2021 Ansbach Community Cookie Contest & Cookie Share

AMHS student government is holding Community Christmas Cookie Tasting and a Holiday-themed Movie Cookie/candy Contest. Pre-Register with a Google form (on AMHS Facebook). Bake at least 2 dozen cookies (or candy) for the Community Cookie Share. Set aside 6 for the judges. Drop off your (pre-registered) cookies/candy in front of the Von Steuben from 1200-1400 on December 3. Please label your entry; however, the students will create a sign for your entry based on pre-registration.

Self-Help Store Hours

Due to low manning, until Dec . 17 the self-help store hours are:

Katterbach store open on Nov 29, Dec 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17

Storck store open on Nov 30, Dec 2, 7, 9, 14, 16

Security Standards of Conduct – Whole Person Concept – Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Treatment

Perceived Stigma’s:  The Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Treatment is REAL, and the Garrison Security Specialists take these Common Fears and any perceived perceptions serious. We want anyone with such concerns to realize that the judgment on granting Security Clearances is based on the “Whole Person Concept.” This involves assessing patterns of behavior, and not matters based on any single action. Exhibiting one or more of the described issues above, while concerning, does NOT mean that an individual is a Security Risk … especially if the cleared individual ‘Self-Reports’ and clarifies matters before they become a concern. On that note, if you are a person with a Security Clearance, we urge you to do what is necessary to safeguard both it and your job. If you find yourself facing internal challenges, seek help, talk it out with mental health professionals. Work on retaking control on your life, and while doing so, take a moment to confidentiality reach-out to your Security Office and Self-Report. Remember:  It’s your Clearance – Let’s Work to Save it … Together.

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