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Ansbach community hosts retirees at annual Retiree Appreciation Day

Ansbach community hosts retirees at annual Retiree Appreciation Day

The annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) for USAG Ansbach took place Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Von Steuben Community Center on Bismarck Kaserne. The annual event is designed to support retirees – both active duty and civilian retirees – as well as spouses and widows of retirees, who are living in Ansbach and surrounding communities.

October 18, 2018 ×
678th ADA Soldiers compete for German Schützenschnur with Bundeswehr soldiers

678th ADA Soldiers compete for German Schützenschnur with Bundeswehr soldiers

For two days in September, eight Soldiers from the 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (ADA BDE), South Carolina National Guard, participated in the Schützenschnur, or the German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency, earning badges for excellence while also building alliances with their German counterparts.

October 12, 2018 ×
USAG Ansbach Plastic-Free Week 2018

USAG Ansbach Plastic-Free Week 2018

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

September 27, 2018 ×
Celebration marks 30 years of partnership between USAG Ansbach and Herrieden

Celebration marks 30 years of partnership between USAG Ansbach and Herrieden

It all goes back to a Franconian chimney sweep and an American band leader striking up an unusual friendship 36 years ago. When the two met in 1982, little did they know they were the founders of a long-lasting friendship and partnership between the city of Herrieden and the U.S. Army.

September 19, 2018 ×
Lynn Daniels, USAG Ansbach's environmental expert, briefs community members during the recent town hall Sept. 13, 2018

Controlling lead in Army Housing – Community Town Hall

The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, Col. Steven Pierce, and subject matter experts from medical, environmental and public health arenas conducted a community town hall today to address potential concerns of community members in reference to a recent discovery of lead-based paint in some U.S. Army facilities in the United States.

September 14, 2018 ×
U.S. Army veteran visits Barton Barracks after nearly 60 years

U.S. Army veteran visits Barton Barracks after nearly 60 years

An Army veteran who was stationed in Ansbach nearly 60 years ago visited his former home during a brief Germany tour with his children.

September 4, 2018 ×
Reinhardt- Kaserne Ellwangen (Photo: Stadt Ellwangen)

German language school hosts military chaplain for service in English

Recently a delegation of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Religious Support Office visited the German Federal Language School (Bundessprachenamt) in Ellwangen and conducted a church service in English for the German students.

August 13, 2018 ×
Remembering the victims

Remembering the victims

New “Stolpersteine” (stumbling blocks) were recently placed for former residents of Ansbach to commemorate their fate during World War II.

August 9, 2018 ×
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 ×