ABOUT THE ANSBACH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS DIVISION: The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Emergency Management Operations Division executes force protection and anti-terrorism activities and training, and develops, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the status of the Ansbach region protection and anti-terrorism program. Emergency Management's mission is to save lives, minimize the loss of resources, and maintain operational capability during an all-hazard emergency in the USAG Ansbach footprint. This is accomplished by providing service members, U.S. and host nation civilian employees, and their family members the education and support to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters.

ANSBACH ANTITERRORISM OFFICE : The Ansbach Antiterrorism (AT) Office manages installation defense by analyzing, collecting and disseminating threat-related information to the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community. The AT Office hosts and conducts meetings with civil-military partnership to combat and defend against known threats and weapons of mass destruction. The AT Office also increases antiterrorism awareness with a sound education program, publication of bi-weekly bulletins, press releases and other multimedia media sources. 

ANSBACH SECURITY OFFICE: The Security Office processes and submits initial security clearance investigations, processes and submits re-investigations for personnel that have a clearance, provides information and industrial security oversight to all units under our purview, provides security training to agency security managers and unit S2 personnel (to include staff assistance visits) and support for Organization Inspection Programs Provide fingerprint services for security clearance or suitability investigation purposes only.

PLANS AND OPERATIONS OFFICE: The Plans and Operations Branch coordinates and synchronizes day-to-day and future operations 24/7 for the garrison while maintaining situational awareness across the entire installation and area of responsibility. It also provides technical expertise and leadership to ensure quality, timely and accurate collection and reporting to higher, adjacent and subordinate headquarters using classified and unclassified systems. The branch receives, analyzes, recommends and disseminates timely and appropriate resources to internal and external requests for manpower, equipment and or services, allowing the Garrison and Senior Commander the ability to make informed and timely decisions.

ABOUT THE ATHOC MASS WARNING NOTIFICATION SYSTEM: The AtHoc mass-warning notification system sends registered users emergency warnings and other critical information, such as hazardous road conditions, reporting delays, and base closures due to severe weather. The notifications are mostly local, but may also be theater-wide. AtHoc is NOT optional - it is a Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) requirement to be a registered user. All U.S. and non-U.S. military, civilian (all categories) and contractor personnel whose normal place of duty is on an Army garrison, installation, community, forward site and/or facility must register in AtHoc.

For more information, go to the AtHoc website.

FOUR STEPS TO RISK REDUCTION:

1) Identify the threat & travel requirements.  The DOD Foreign Clearance Guide provides country specific official/unofficial travel requirements for DOD personnel. State Department travel advisories,  OSAC country crime and safety reports, USAREUR quarterly travel message, and foreign travel briefs. The local AT officer can provide additional travel information.  2) Identify vulnerabilities.  Vulnerabilities make you more susceptible to the terrorist threat. Some questions to ask when looking at your potential vulnerabilities: Will you be in areas frequented by Americans or other tourists? Do your clothes or luggage identify you as U.S. or DOD affiliated? Will there be large crowds that present a lucrative target? Is your travel mode or destination something terrorists previously targeted?  3) Assess risk and develop mitigation measures.  Determine actions you can take to mitigate risk, considering things like travel mode, destination, and events. Minimizing time in the non-secure area of an airport, for example, may reduce your exposure. The individual protective measures section of this pamphlet provides a few suggestions. Look at each step of your travel for potential risk reduction measures, and then decide whether the benefits outweigh the risk.  4) Make an AT travel plan.   Once you have identified measures to reduce your risk, document them in an individual AT plan—this may be as simple as making a wallet-size card that includes key POCs and individual AT measures. Share with fellow travelers, and ensure everyone knows the plan.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY (ISS): Information Systems Security provides information assurance (IA) to all garrison and non-mission government, military, and contractor personnel in U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach.

ISS RESOURCES / USEFUL LINKS:

Primary Information Assurance
Cyber Awareness Training       Acceptable Use Policy       IA Documents (CAC Required)

Home Computing Security
Stay Safe Online.org        Using Wireless Technology Securely      Ways to Improve Computer Security
Computer Viruses: Ways to Avoid Them     Defending Against Spyware

Mobile Devices
Holiday Traveling with Personal Internet-Enabled Devices     Securing Wireless Networks
Cyber Threats to Mobile Phones

Internet Security
Guidelines for Publishing Information Online     Keeping Children Safe Online     Chat Rooms
Cyber Bullies