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Thirty years Desert Storm – Ansbach community members look back

Thirty years Desert Storm – Ansbach community members look back

Thirty years ago, Soldiers from Ansbach and Nürnberg supported and deployed to Kuwait, then Iraq, as part of Desert Storm, a military response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

February 23, 2021 ×
A U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach firefighter practices putting out a fire at the Regional Fire Fighters Training Center on Urlas Kaserne Sept. 24, 2020.  U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Directorate of Emergency Services firefighters who were selected as the Installation Management Command-Europe Small Fire Department of the Year for 2020.

USAG Ansbach firefighters best in Europe

The year 2020 ended on a high note for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Directorate of Emergency Services firefighters who were selected as the Installation Management Command-Europe Small Fire Department of the Year. The department, co-located on Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks, receive the award for their accomplishments in emergency response, public outreach, training and education, and innovation and initiatives.

February 3, 2021 ×
Senior Airman Christopher Ware, forecaster, Detachment 4, 7th Combat Weather Squadron, gives a weather brief over the radio to an aviator preparing for takeoff at Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany. Ware and eight other Airmen are attached to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade providing decision-grade weather intelligence and combat-credible forces.

Air Force forecasters vital to 12th CAB mission

Knowing the weather for the day is important to many. To the aviators of 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, it is crucial to mission success.
The Airmen of Detachment 4, 7th Combat Weather Squadron provide that critical information for the Griffin brigade.

February 3, 2021 ×
Wildlife accidents and the consequences

Wildlife accidents and the consequences

Wildlife crosses roads mostly in the evening and early morning hours, often close to stretches of forests and fields. They do not understand the speed of a vehicle and will not wait for a car to pass before they try to cross the road.

November 30, 2020 ×
Victims of war and violence remembered by Germans, Americans in ceremony for annual Volkstrauertag

Victims of war and violence remembered by Germans, Americans in ceremony for annual Volkstrauertag

U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers joined the ranks of honor guards of German Bundeswehr, Reservists and veterans organizations for a wreath laying ceremony downtown Ansbach.

November 16, 2020 ×
Workforce future planning helps USAG Ansbach’s most valuable asset

Workforce future planning helps USAG Ansbach’s most valuable asset

Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) is the latest buzz word throughout U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Ansbach. Following a two-day virtual training hosted by Human Capital Institute (HCI), a cross-functional team (CFT) of 14 garrison employees will collaborate weekly to develop strategies for future workforce preparation.

October 28, 2020 ×
USAG Ansbach LNs vital to garrison operations during COVID-19

USAG Ansbach LNs vital to garrison operations during COVID-19

While most of the Soldiers and Family members were restricted in their movements and not allowed to leave the installation except for work or specific errands like grocery shopping, the German workforce continued to sustain operations, so the Soldiers could carry on their mission without interruptions.

October 21, 2020 ×
Ansbach garrison commander welcomes host nation guests at delayed reception

Ansbach garrison commander welcomes host nation guests at delayed reception

The garrison hosted a small outdoor gathering with selected local host nation officials and U.S. guests at the Von Steuben Community Activity Center. 

September 22, 2020 ×
MWD, handlers receive conflict management training

MWD, handlers receive conflict management training

Soldiers and their military working dogs received conflict management training Aug. 7 at Oberdachstetten Training Area to reduce the risk of avoidable safety events to the force and enable dog handlers to continue to successfully meet the mission.

August 12, 2020 ×
What to do with injured wild animals in Germany

What to do with injured wild animals in Germany

If you find an injured animal, or hit one with a vehicle, there are specific steps you have to take.

August 3, 2020 ×