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Hometown Living in USAG Ansbach

U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Ansbach is located in the German state of Bavaria, in the region of Franken (also known as Franconia). The Franconian landscape is best described as rolling terrain dotted with lakes and streams, interspersed with low mountain ranges. Franconia is further divided into three regions: Upper Franconian, Middle Franconia, and Lower Franconia.

USAG Ansbach is located in Middle Franconia and covers an area of about 40 square kilometers and consists of the city of Ansbach and the town of Illesheim. Within these two areas are eight different installations: Katterbach Kaserne, Storck Barracks, Bleidorn Kaserne, Urlas Kaserne, Barton Barracks, Bismarck Kaserne, Shipton Kaserne, and Franken Kaserne.

Katterbach Kaserne

Katterbach Kaserne is the where the Headquarters of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (12th CAB) is located. Katterbach Kaserne also has on its grounds the Central Processing facility (CPF) for in and out processing, a child development center, an elementary school, the middle/high school, a fitness center, a chapel, a US post office, two banking facilities, a shoppette, medical and dental clinics, and Army family housing.

Bleidorn Kaserne

Bleidorn Kaserne, commonly known as Bleidorn Housing, is made up of Army family housing, a library, and our community theater, the Terrace Playhouse

Urlas Kaserne

Urlas Kaserne is the centerpiece of USAG Ansbach. Urlas Kaserne has been repurposed and now is home to a new Post Exchange with food court, a new Commissary, Military Clothing Sales, Barber Shop, Dry Cleaners, Flower shop, Ansbach Army Lodge Brainard Hall, a gas station, an auto skills center with car wash and dog wash, and brand new townhome style Army family housing.

Bismarck Kaserne

On Bismarck Kaserne there are the Von Steuben community activity center, Army family housing, bachelor officer/bachelor enlisted quarters, a movie theater, a car care center (auto parts store) and a gas station. There are also new single Soldier housing units being built. Bismarck Kaserne is co-located with Katterbach Kaserne and is only separated by German Federal Highway 14, commonly known as B14. The Army housing units on Bismarck Kaserne are identical to the ones located on Katterbach Kaserne.

Shipton Kaserne

Shipton Kaserne is home to the 412th Aviation Support Battalion and has a Family & MWR recreational area called Soldiers Lake close by. Soldiers Lake offers outdoor grills and facilities for picnics and is a favorite fishing spot for the USAG Ansbach community.

Franken Kaserne

Franken Kaserne is located about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the city of Ansbach in the direction of Storck Barracks and is situated near the towns of Munasiedlung and Marktbergel and is used as a training facility.

For more information on housing please see our directory listing for the Housing Division.

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