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Q3: Is the new uniform policy enforced for pedestrians walking between Bismarck and Katterbach?
A3: No. Soldiers can walk from Katterbach to Bismark without changing out of their uniform.
Q2: Is the new uniform policy enforced for convoys between Katterbach & Oberdochstetten?
A1: No. You are authorized to wear the uniform when acting in an official capacity. If you have specific questions on whether an activity qualifies as official, contact your Unit Force Protection Officer or consult your chain of command.
Q2: Is AFN ceasing broadcast operations?
A2: No. Broadcasts in the Bamberg and Schweinfurt areas are being curtailed due to closure of those facilities. Ansbach area broadcasts will be unaffected by these actions.
Q1: Any new information on the possible closure of USAG Ansbach?
A1: No. There are no plans to close USAG Ansbach. However there are plans to consolidate some of our facilities to reduce operations and maintenance costs. Consolidation will also help to bring our staff closer to the customers they serve.
Here is the official statement from US Army Europe (USAREUR): “The Department of the Army is undergoing a wide-ranging restructure of Army aviation units and capabilities. We will continue to work with Department of the Army to assess what this means for Army in Europe aviation. Any changes will be subject to the same consultation and coordination process we use prior to making any major overseas force structure announcement. Army in Europe Soldiers, civilian employees and Family members, as well as our Host Nation counterparts, will be notified of decisions as early as possible to allow affected personnel as much time as possible to plan and act.”
It has been a long time coming but it is finally here! www.ansbach.army.mil now has a webpage dedicated to Religious Services and Chapels. Come and visit it at http://www.ansbach.army.mil/RSO.html
Recall Summary- Name of Product: UVEX Bicycle Helmets
Hazard: The anchor for the helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. The bicycle helmets also do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets.
Remedy: Refund, Replace
Consumer Contact: UVEX Sports Inc. toll-free at (844) 767-0656 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.uvex-sports.us and click on “Recall” for more information.
Recall Units: 46,800
Description: This recall involves seven models of UVEX helmets. The helmets come in a variety of colors with different colored chin straps. The helmets have a model number inside the helmet under the fitting pad on the top right side. The affected helmet model numbers are XB017, XB022, XB025, XB027, XB032, XB036 and XB038.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the helmets and contact UVEX for a free compliant helmet or a refund of the purchase price.
Sold at: sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores nationwide from September 2009 through June 2014 for about $100 to $260.
Manufacturer: Uvex Sports GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Manufactured in: Germany