Force Protection Excercises – Ansbach & Grafenwoehr

Hi Folks,

Below is an excerpt from the US Army Garrison Bavaria’s Facebook page. Expect delays coming on and off post in the Ansbach and Grafenwoehr areas.

Our annual force protection exercise is underway now through Oct. 22. Expect longer wait times at the gates, increased vehicle checks at the gates, increased ID checks at on-post offices and shops. Gate guards may even ask for second forms of ID. The bulk of the exercise will occur Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr and at USAG Ansbach. This is a joint exercise combining the Joint Multinational Training Command, USAG Bavaria, USAG Ansbach, Mission Partners and host nation emergency responders. The exercise will simulate incidents on Tower Barracks and at installations at USAG Ansbach. We conduct this exercise to ensure the life, health and safety of the Bavaria Military Community.”



Traffic Restrictions in Katterbach

Due to a six-week resurfacing project on B14 in Katterbach starting mid-July, B14 through-traffic will be rerouted during construction. Traffic coming from Ansbach going to Nürnberg will be required to exit B14, drive toward Bruckberg and turn right toward Wicklesgreuth to get back onto B14-Nürnberg. Traffic coming from Nürnberg going to Ansbach will be required to exit B14 after Wicklesgreuth toward Bruckberg and drive to Obereichenbach to come back to B14-Ansbach (marked in green).

[UPDATE 1: The construction is expected to start Monday, July 20, with the closure of one lane and the set-up of a temporary traffic light. The closure of one lane may continuously relocate and move in sections for approximately two weeks. Then, scheduled to begin Saturday, Aug. 1, the road will be completely closed.]

[UPDATE 2: To support the community, the Directorate of Emergency Services will keep the access control point by the Ansbach Middle High School operational 24/7 starting July 20 until the project is complete. All other ACPs will function normally, including the crossover ACP between Katterbach and Bismarck kasernes.]

Residents of the town of Katterbach will still be able to access their homes, stores and shops; however, no through-traffic is allowed. The access control point at Neukirchen (Katterbach’s main gate) will still serve as the main access point for all traffic, especially heavy trucks and buses. It will also still be possible to cross over to Bismarck and back to Katterbach. Privately owned vehicles (only) will be allowed to take the back road from B14-West to Untereichenbach and to the Katterbach gate nearest the high school. This is to give residents and other on-post personnel an easier connection between Katterbach and Shipton/Urlas.






Author: Stephen Baack


Train Strikes

Hi Folks,
Just a heads up, Deutsche Bahn train drivers are going on strike from Wednesday at 2am. There is no firm date for the strike to end but the most recent strike lasted for a week. Check with before heading to the train station to see if your train is running and take extra care on the roads as they are sure to be extra busy especially with the upcoming German Holiday weekend.
Team American Motors

A Fresh Load of New Vehicles

Another load of impressive vehicles has just arrived at our Grafenwoehr location. For more information contact:

Stefan or Sam on:

09641-9367806 or 0176-2933-9741 or email or