Sponsors gain resources to integrate newcomers

David Moore, representing Unit Sponsorship at the Total Army Sponsorship Program rodeo, talks to Soldiers about how good sponsorship can positively affect unit readiness.

Story and photos by Bryan Gatchell, USAG Ansbach Public Affairs

ANSBACH, Germany (April 27, 2017) – U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted the Total Army Sponsorship Program rodeo Wednesday at the Katterbach Fitness Center.

The event taught Soldier and civilian sponsors on the best way to familiarize and settle newly arrived community members to USAG Ansbach and to Europe.

Spc. Edgardo Santiago, who works with the on-post Veterinary Clinic, talks to Soldier and civilian sponsors about integrating animal family members to the garrison.

The organizers set up stations throughout the main hall of the fitness center, each focusing on a different aspect of integrating newcomers to the community. Representatives from Child and Youth Services, Behavioral Health, Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Regional Health Command – Europe, and the on-post Veterinary Clinic briefed sponsors, provided training materials and resources, and answered questions.

“Sponsorship is important because it’s a readiness issue,” said David Moore, who represented Unit Sponsorship at the event. “It’s the way we receive Soldiers and civilians.”

For more photos from the event, visit the Flickr album at www.flickr.com/photos/usagansbachphotos/sets/72157679866723054.

For more resources on sponsorship at USAG Ansbach, visit www.ansbach.army.mil/Sponsorship.html.

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