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New DBwV Demands for the Fire Department of the German Armed Forces

Abstract – The DBwV project team “fire department of the German Armed Forces”, who represents the interests of the soldiers, civil servants and employees of the fire department of the German Armed Forces, presented a new position paper. The position paper will be used to communicate the demands to the political …

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German Bundestag Passed Important Bill for the German Armed Forces

Abstract – The German Bundestag passed the “BwEinsatzBerStG”, which aims to improve the readiness for duty of the German Armed Forces. The “BwEinsatzBerStG” changes different laws in order to improve the social and legal regulations of the operational conditions for soldiers, soldiers with temporary contracts and reservists. The DBwV was involved …

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Heinz Volland Passed Away

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Heinz Volland, who passed away at the age of 98. Mr. Volland was one of the founding fathers of EUROMIL in 1972 and since 2005 honorary member of EUROMIL. In his capacity as President of the German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) from …

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New Legislative Proposals on Salaries and Readiness of the German Armed Forces

Abstract – The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defence are working on the drafts of two laws which are important for the civil and military personnel of the German Armed Forces: They are about the salary and strengthening the readiness of the German Armed Forces. The German …

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Participation at Munich Security Conference

Abstract – The German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) participated in the Munich Security Conference (MSC). The Federal Chairman, Lieutenant Colonel André Wüstner, was a participant in Munich, and networked with military, parliamentarians and experts. These informal discussions away from the conference were at least as important as the big speeches …

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Report of the Wehrbeauftragter of the German Bundestag

Abstract – In January 2019 the “Wehrbeauftragter of the German Bundestag” (Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces), Hans-Peter Bartels, handed over his report for the year 2018 to the President of the German Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble. The German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) commented on this report. For example, the Federal Chairman, …

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DBwV Participates at Berlin Security Conference

Abstract – Deputy chairman of the DBwV Hauptmann Andreas Steinmetz and Karl-Heinz Bög, member of the DBwV working group “Europe” participated at the Berlin Security Conference. The Conference took place in Berlin and dealt foremost with the topic of European integration concerning the foreign and security policy. For the DBwV …

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A New Plan of Action for the Modernisation of the German Armed Forces

Abstract – The minister of defence presented her plan of action for the modernisation of the German Armed Forces, which grants more money for new material and personnel. According to the plan the main problems, which should be tackled are the modernisation of existing structures and the definition of new …

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Discussion About Reinstatement of General Conscription or Official Duty in Germany

Abstract – Since July 2011 the general conscription in Germany is suspended. During the summertime the discussion came up weather to reinstate the general conscription or introduce an official duty for all young citizens. The mandatory duty is supposed to increase the social responsibility of the youth. There are severe judicial …

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DBwV Moves into New Office

Abstract – On Wednesday the 12th September the DBwV celebrated their move-in into the new office on Stresemannstraße 57. Several high-ranked guests joined the celebration, including the minister of defence Ursula von der Leyen and the Generalinspektor of the German Armed Forces Eberhard Zorn. The representatives of EUROMIL already had …

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