Col. Karen E. Hobart took command of U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Ansbach from Col. Steven M. Pierce during a change of command ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Activity Center on Bismarck Kaserne with the Installation Management Command-Europe Director, Tommy R. Mize, officiating.
Troops and families arriving new to country are required to self-isolate and shelter in place for a minimum of two weeks in assigned quarters, before they can start the usual routine. USAG Ansbach has come up with a system of support services to make the Restriction of Movement (ROM) as easy as possible for the new arrivals.
Cultivating and sustaining an environment free of discrimination and offensive behavior is the goal of the Army Equal Opportunity (EO). EO advisors in USAG Ansbach and 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) are conducting EO Leaders’ Courses to train unit primary and alternate EO leaders.
The Ansbach Middle/High School celebrated 15 seniors during an abridged ceremony and parade on Katterbach Kaserne June 2.
Sgt. Alleea Oliver and Pfc. Hunter Garcia, 49th PAD, bring a special set of skills to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach. Most likely, community members have seen them shooting video at the commissary or health clinic, and a number of other places around the installation to bring awareness to the community.
Lori Harris is a Registered Nurse and the Ansbach Army Health Clinic telehealth nurse. She hails from Belding, Michigan, and has been a nurse for 10 years. She previously served in the U.S. Army, but this is her first nursing position serving a military community.
Kristina Hontanosas, is a Registered Nurse, and new to the Ansbach Army Health Clinic and military health community. She hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has been a nurse for 10 years.
Noella Bayo, a licensed practical nurse at the Ansbach Army Health Clinic is from Brooklyn, New York. She has been a nurse for 13 years, and previously served in the military as a crane operator. “But, it was always my dream as a kid [to be a nurse], I volunteered for Red Cross as a kid.”
Ingrid Villela, a licensed practical nurse, hails from El Paso, Texas. She has been a nurse for 6 years and said nursing is more than just “putting wounds together,” … she enjoys helping people.
Ronda Johnson, a New Iberia, Louisiana, native has been a licensed practical nurse for 27 years. Her career in the medical field began with the U.S. Army National Guard as a medic. “I wanted to be a journalist, that was my life’s dream … but once I got into it, and stuck my first IV and got it, I was hooked.”