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Retiree and Veterans Information

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Are you retired, thinking of retiring, a veteran, or thinking of ending your time in service?

Military retirees, veterans, and their survivors are an important part of the Army family and the USAG Ansbach community. USAG Ansbach provides many services to local retirees, their families and surviving spouses. The community contacts shown below and links provided on the right side of this webpage offer information and assistance to service members and their survivors before and after entering retirement.

Before you retire, visit the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program office at Katterbach Kaserne. What is Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)? SFL-TAP (formerly known as the Army Career & Alumni Program, ACAP) was created to help military members be successful in their transition to the civilian sector. SFL-TAP delivers transition assistance and support to ensure all eligible transitioners have the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to be competitive and successful in the global workforce and achieve their post military service goals. SFL-TAP also encourages transitioning military members to make informed decisions through benefits counseling and employment assistance to ensure a successful transition from active duty.


Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program
Katterbach Kaserne
Commercial: 09802-83-3312
DSN: 467-3312
Email: USAG Ansbach Soldier for Life representative
Website: Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program

The SFL-TAP process works best when initiated early. A goal of the Soldier Life Cycle concept is to shift thinking about transition. Currently, transition is thought of as an event that occurs at the end of one’s military career. However the process of planning and preparing throughout a Soldier’s Life Cycle ensures Soldiers are better prepared to achieve their post-military goals. Soldiers are encouraged to utilize SFL-TAP throughout their careers, and to “come early, and come often.”

Read the SFL-TAP Flyer here: Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program

After you retire the Retirement Services Office can provide information, assistance and counseling to active duty service members, retirees, family members, widows/widowers, and survivors from all branches of military service.

Contact your Local Retiree Council through your local Retirement Services Officer. The Retiree Council Provides information and assistance to local retirees, family members and widows/widowers of all branches of military service. The council also assists the USAG Ansbach Commander in identifying and resolving the problems and needs of retirees, recommends actions to the Commander, and provides feedback on policies and activities affecting retirees in the community.

Useful Information for Retirees and Veterans

Employment Assistance
Veterans PreferenceUSA
Military Records ArchiveArmy C.O.O.L.
Feds hire VetsTroops to Teachers
Career One StopNational Defense Careers
Workforce CredentialsState job boards
Small Business AdministrationO Net Job Center
Legal, Financial, and Tax services
My PayInternal Revenue Service
Judge Advocate GeneralSocial Security
Military Records
National wage dataFree credit reports
Pay comparison calculatorSocial Security
Education Assistance
GI Bill InformationDANTES
Ansbach Education Center
Health and Medical Services
Army Emergency ReliefTricare Online
Tricare Contact NumbersTricare Europe
Tricare for Life and other plansTricare Pharmacy
MedicareMedicare Part D
Dental Care (Active Duty)Dental Care (Retiree)
Family Emergency Information Sheet
Information for Retirees and Veterans Visiting Europe
AAFES Exchange Privileges
Tax Free Fuel Sales Eligibility
Commissary Shopping Privileges Overseas

Veterans Associations

Another way to stay in touch with the military and fellow retirees is a Veterans Association such as the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

Veterans Associations
American Legion
American Legion- France
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Veterans of Foreign Wars- Facebook Page
Veterans of Foreign Wars- Europe

Here are our local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Associations.

VFW Post 9342, AnsbachVFW Post 10708, Illesheim
VFW Post 9342 WebsiteVFW Post 10708 Website
VFW Post 9342 Facebook pageVFW Post 10708 Facebook page
Email: VFW Post 9342Email: VFW Post 10708
American Legion Post 1982 Ansbach
American Legion Post 1982 Facebook page
Email : American Legion Post 1982

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