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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 ×
Volunteers take the spotlight at USAG Ansbach

Volunteers take the spotlight at USAG Ansbach

Volunteers are a vital resource in any community, but especially a small U.S. Army garrison in Germany relies on helping hands for many of its activities. Without them, many programs and activities would not be feasible.

April 25, 2018 ×
Rothenburg screens historic documentary commemorating arrival of WWII American troops

Rothenburg screens historic documentary commemorating arrival of WWII American troops

ROTHENBERG OB DER TAUBER, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach…

April 20, 2018 ×
Meet the New Ansbach Legal Assistance Officer

Meet the New Ansbach Legal Assistance Officer

ANSBACH, Germany — Soldiers may not always be certain of…

April 20, 2018 ×
May Day in Germany – rife with old traditions

May Day in Germany – rife with old traditions

May Day in Germany is rife with old traditions, myths and mysteries, celebrating the beginning of spring.

April 5, 2018 ×
Ansbach Community honors Vietnam Veterans

Ansbach Community honors Vietnam Veterans

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

March 29, 2018 ×