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USAG Ansbach fire fighters shuttle almost three quarters of a million liters of water to major fire off post

USAG Ansbach fire fighters shuttle almost three quarters of a million liters of water to major fire off post

The collaboration between the U.S. Army and the host nation fire departments in Franconia has a long tradition. During the night of April 28, host nation authorities called upon the USAG Ansbach fire department when a major fire broke out in a recycling plant in the city of Rothenburg o. d. Tauber.

May 6, 2021 ×
Ansbach celebrates Arbor Day with CYS children

Ansbach celebrates Arbor Day with CYS children

Across the United States, Arbor Day is celebrated to highlight the importance of trees to our survival and to encourage people to plant more trees. Ansbach military community children assisted the garrison commander and command sergeant major at the CYS playground planting five trees.

May 4, 2021 ×
Ansbach Chapel supports new arrivals during PCS season

Ansbach Chapel supports new arrivals during PCS season

Each summer, Army installations across the world say good-bye to a portion of their population and hello to new Soldiers and Family members arriving for their tour of duty. The Ansbach Chapel community has created PCS Support bags for new arrivals to the community to alleviate some of the stress.

April 16, 2021 ×
Month of the Military Child highlights youngest members of military community

Month of the Military Child highlights youngest members of military community

Month of the Military Child is observed each April as a time to highlight the importance of military children and families worldwide, and honor and celebrate military children and youth for their service, commitment, and sacrifice in support of the mission.

April 14, 2021 ×
Two new Army apps you will want

Two new Army apps you will want

Two new mobile web applications for all USAG Ansbach military community members are now available. The Digital Garrison app, a partnership product between the U.S. Army and AAFES, and ArMA, the new Army Maintenance app.

April 12, 2021 ×
Ansbach supports troops and families during isolation after first arrival

Ansbach supports troops and families during isolation after first arrival

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. Since no one is allowed to leave their quarters during that time to avoid the spread of a potential COVID-19 infection, USAG Ansbach has come up with a system of support services to make the ROM as easy as possible for new arrivals.

April 12, 2021 ×
Career Service Recognition Ceremony at USAG Ansbach

Career Service Recognition Ceremony at USAG Ansbach

USAG Ansbach honored its long-term local national and U.S. civilian employees on Friday, March 12, with a Career Service Recognition Ceremony at the Sadowski Theater on Bismarck Kaserne.

March 16, 2021 ×
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 ×