Franconian News

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 ×
Summer Safety: Never leave a child alone in a vehicle

Summer Safety: Never leave a child alone in a vehicle

More than 36 children die in overheated cars every year in the United States, more than 600 deaths since 1998. More than half of those who left children alone in vehicles did so unknowingly.

July 24, 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 ×
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 ×