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Ansbach Find-It Guide app, garrison’s installation guide and phone book released

Ansbach Find-It Guide app, garrison’s installation guide and phone book released

USAG Ansbach has released its new smartphone application. Now garrison community members can access information more easily from their handheld devices.

July 6, 2018 ×
Changing lanes at the Katterbach Bowling Center

Changing lanes at the Katterbach Bowling Center

Changes are coming to the Katterbach Bowling Center. Most notable will be a temporary wall blocking off six of the bowling lanes. This change in lanes reduces the cost of operating the center, and allows the investment of the savings into other improvements.

June 27, 2018 ×
Joint exercise strengthens U.S., German cooperation, communication

Joint exercise strengthens U.S., German cooperation, communication

German and U.S. first responders conducted a 24-hour joint exercise at Oberdachstetten Training Area Thursday. The joint exercise served to strengthen the cooperation between the German and the U.S. fire departments and the BRK, and demonstrate improvements in communication since the introduction of digital radios.

June 12, 2018 ×
During a recent visit to the Muna Museum, members a friends of the museum unveiled a banner thanking the U'S Army. (f.l.t.r.: Andreas Schalk, Col. Benjamin Jones, Jürgen Trobendauer, Fritz Wittmann, Johann Raith. Photo credit: Bianca Sowders)

Muna Museum welcomes German and American guests for special event

Members and friends of the museum of local military history gathered Saturday, June 2, 2018, for the unveiling of a banner and a special guided tour of the museum. The banner, depicting U.S. Army Soldiers and families with text reading “Thank you, U.S. Army, for more than 70 years of peace” in English and German, was hung during a brief ceremony at the entry gates of the museum.

June 5, 2018 ×
Ansbach celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Ansbach celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

ANSBACH, Germany — To celebrate May as Asian American and…

June 4, 2018 ×
Ansbach-Illesheim Memorial Day Ceremony 2018

Ansbach-Illesheim Memorial Day Ceremony 2018

ILLESHEIM, Germany – Soldiers, civilians and retirees were joined by…

May 24, 2018 ×
Ansbach 2018 Military Spouses Day Mixer

Ansbach 2018 Military Spouses Day Mixer

ANSBACH, Germany – U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach (USAG Ansbach) and…

May 11, 2018 ×
Pvt. Second Class Rose Hollywood fights off an "assailant" while dealing with the effects of pepper spray during a recent OC training as part of Installation Law Enforcement Certification at USAG Ansbach. Her trainer, Staff Sgt. Scott Martin, Interservice Nonlethal Individual Weapons Instructor, observes her actions closely.

MPs learn to deal with effects of “pepper spray” the hard way

Like any other unit, USAG Ansbach emergency services personnel rotate in and out on a regular basis. All new arrivals assigned to Ansbach’s law enforcement have to go through Installation Law Enforcement Certification (ILEC). Part of that certification is familiarizing participants with the effects of ‘pepper spray.’

May 9, 2018 ×
Working in the machine room (Photo courtesy of Roland Lutz)

Former employee visits Katterbach after more than 50 years

Some people are glad to walk away from a work place and never to return. For Roland Lutz, age 77, his three years working on Katterbach Kaserne as a young man more than 50 years ago was the best time of his working life.

April 27, 2018 ×
Earth Day 2018 (Photo by Cornelia Summers)

USAG Ansbach conducts Earth Day 2018 with local environmental experts

About 100 three to fifth graders from the Katterbach Elementary School and home-schooled students took the opportunity to hone their senses during the annual Earth Day event at Soldier Lake on Urlas.

April 27, 2018 ×