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The Ansbach Library offers book kits among its collection for patrons to check out.
The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach was constituted in the Regular Army on 16 October 1991 and activated in Ansbach, Germany, as the 87th Support Battalion. On 27 November 1991, it was redesignated as the 235th Base Support Battalion and assigned to the VII (U.S.) Corps. Upon activation the battalion was placed under the 99th Area Support Group, Nürnburg, with the primary mission of managing base operations. The battalion’s original composition consisted of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, located in Ansbach, and three Area Support Teams (AST) in Schwäbisch Hall, Crailsheim and Illesheim.
With the onslaught of the USAREUR drawdown in the fall of 1991, the battalion has gone through several significant changes. Drawdown initiated the closure of Dolan Barracks, and Schwäbisch Hall on 30 September 1993 and McKee Barracks, Crailsheim, on 15 January 1994. In October 1993, the 99th Area Support Group in Nürnberg, inactivated assigning, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach to US Army Garrison Franconia located in Würzburg.
Since joining the U.S. Army Garrison Franconia, the battalion has continued its mission of streamlining base support operations management allowing tactical commanders to concentrate on their training and warfighting missions. The battalion takes pride in its support to over 8,500 soldiers, civilians, and family members working and living in the present U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach footprint in Ansbach and Illesheim.
The spirit of the battalion is best symbolized by its distinctive unit insignia. Designed by the Institute of Heraldry, the insignia’s primary gold color is traditionally associated with support units. The black, red and gold colors are associated with Germany. The gauntlet reflects military preparedness and is shown palm forward to reflect cooperation. The mural crown symbolizes community and a strong defense. Attached below the shield is a black scroll with the battalion’s motto inscribed in gold,
“OUR MISSION IS SUPPORT”