OK Franken: German-American friendship group tours USAG Ansbach

Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach’s official German-American friendship club, toured Katterbach Kaserne, Bismarck Kaserne and Urlas Community Oct. 21.

Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach’s official German-American friendship club, toured Katterbach Kaserne, Bismarck Kaserne and Urlas Community Oct. 21.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Heath Morecraft, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, displays a hatch in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to visitors from Outreach-KONTAKT Franken.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Heath Morecraft, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, displays a hatch in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to visitors from Outreach-KONTAKT Franken.

Story and photos by Bryan Gatchell, USAG Ansbach Public Affairs

ANSBACH, Germany (Nov. 1, 2016) – Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach’s official German-American friendship club, toured Katterbach Kaserne, Bismarck Kaserne and Urlas Community Oct. 21.

Bianca Sowders, a member of the USAG Ansbach Public Affairs Office, conducted the tour for the German members of the club who would not customarily see the post.

During the tour, the bus stopped at one of the Katterbach Airfield hangars. While there, Soldiers of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a tour of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and an AH-64 Apache helicopter.

The group also visited Army Lodging Brainard Hall, the Commissary, and the Post Exchange before eating lunch at the food court at Urlas Community.

Outreach-KONTAKT Franken meets the first Tuesday of the month in downtown Ansbach and the third Tuesday of the month in downtown Herrieden. The group also organizes weekend activities off post for its members as well as a bowling night on post.


To see more photos from the event, visit www.flickr.com/photos/usagansbachphotos/sets/72157672427849523.

To learn more about Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, including upcoming events, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OutreachKONTAKTFranken.

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