German Army

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The German Army (Deutsches Heer) is the land component of the armed forces of Germany.wikipedia
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Bundeswehr

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The present-day German Army was founded in 1955 as part of the newly formed West German Bundeswehr together with the Marine (German Navy) and the Luftwaffe (German Air Force).
The military part of the federal defense force consists of the German Army, the German Navy, the German Air Force, the Joint Support Service, the Joint Medical Service, and the Cyber and Information Space Command.

German Army (German Empire)

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From 1871 to 1919 the title Deutsches Heer (German Army) was the official name of the German land forces.
The term Deutsches Heer is also used for the modern German Army, the land component of the Bundeswehr.

Panzer division

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The officers saw the need for the formation of twelve Panzer divisions and six corps staffs with accompanying Corps troops, as only armored divisions could muster a fighting force to throw back the numerically far superior forces of the Warsaw Pact.
This is a more restricted meaning than the German-language equivalent Panzerdivision (short: PzDiv), still used in the modern German Army of the Bundeswehr (for example the 1. Panzerdivision).

Federal Ministry of Defence (Germany)

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This Defence Ministry forerunner was known somewhat euphemistically as the Blank Office (Amt Blank), but explicitly used to prepare for the rearmament of West Germany (Wiederbewaffnung).

German Air Force

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The present-day German Army was founded in 1955 as part of the newly formed West German Bundeswehr together with the Marine (German Navy) and the Luftwaffe (German Air Force).
There have also been assorted German Army helicopters flying from the Luftwaffe Air Base in Mazar-i-Sharif.

III Corps (Bundeswehr)

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Three corps commands were formed beginning in 1957: the I Corps, II Corps, and the III Corps. In 1994 III Corps was reorganised as the German Army Forces Command.
III Corps was a corps of the German Army (Bundeswehr Heer) active from 1957 to 1994.

Germany

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The German Army (Deutsches Heer) is the land component of the armed forces of Germany.
Germany's military, the Bundeswehr, is organised into Heer (Army and special forces KSK), Marine (Navy), Luftwaffe (Air Force), Bundeswehr Joint Medical Service and Streitkräftebasis (Joint Support Service) branches.

Army Forces Command (Germany)

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In 1994 III Corps was reorganised as the German Army Forces Command.
The Army Forces Command (Heeresführungskommando) in Falckenstein Barracks in Koblenz was one of the two leadership pillars of the German Army, together with the German Army Office, before it was merged into the Army Command (Kommando Heer).

10th Panzer Division (Bundeswehr)

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In peacetime it also commanded the 10th Panzer Division, which was allocated to Eurocorps and which parents the German half of the Franco-German Brigade.
Panzerdivision) is an armoured division of the German Army, part of the Bundeswehr.

1st Airmobile Brigade (Bundeswehr)

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IV Corps also used to have under its command the Military District Command I, the 1st Airmobile Brigade, and the Berlin Command (de:Standortkommando Berlin).
The 1st Airmobile Brigade (Luftbewegliche Brigade 1) was a brigade in the German Army with its headquarters at the Fritzlar Air Base in North Hesse, It was part of the Airmobile Operations Division (Germany).

Airmobile Operations Division (Germany)

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An army reorganisation in recent years has seen the disbandment of the 13th Mechanized Infantry Division headquarters, a merge of the Airmobile Operations Division and Special Operations Division headquarters, the disbandment of the 1st Airmobile Brigade, and reshuffling of units between divisions.
Airmobile Operations Division (Division Luftbewegliche Operationen) was a division of the German Army.

13th Panzergrenadier Division (Bundeswehr)

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An army reorganisation in recent years has seen the disbandment of the 13th Mechanized Infantry Division headquarters, a merge of the Airmobile Operations Division and Special Operations Division headquarters, the disbandment of the 1st Airmobile Brigade, and reshuffling of units between divisions. The IV Corps was headquartered at Potsdam in eastern Germany and controlled two Panzer-Grenadier Divisions, the 13th and 14th.
Panzergrenadierdivision'') was a mechanized division of the German Army.

Franco-German Brigade

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In peacetime it also commanded the 10th Panzer Division, which was allocated to Eurocorps and which parents the German half of the Franco-German Brigade.
The Franco-German Brigade (Brigade Franco-Allemande; Deutsch-Französische Brigade) is a special military brigade of the Eurocorps, founded in 1989, jointly consisting of units from both the French Army and the German Army.

Joint Medical Service (Germany)

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This is also contributed to by the Joint Medical Service, which does have other solely-military-medical branch counterparts (such as in South Africa).
The Joint Medical Service (Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr) is a part of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of Germany and serves all three armed services (Army, Navy and Air Force).

Joint Support Service (Germany)

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However, the quite unique German military branch of the Joint Support Service consists to a significant degree of Heeresuniformträger (army uniform wearing personnel).
The SKB is the fifth component of the Bundeswehr, the other five being the Army, Navy, Air Force, the Joint Medical Service and Cyber and Information Domain Service (Germany).

International Security Assistance Force

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Since then the German Army has been employed in peacekeeping operations worldwide and since 2002 also in combat operations in Afghanistan as part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

Puma (IFV)

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The Puma is a German infantry fighting vehicle (Schützenpanzer or short SPz) designed to replace the aging Marder IFVs currently in service with the German Army.

Jörg Schönbohm

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The former East German forces were initially controlled by the Bundeswehr Command East under the command of Lieutenant General Jörg Schönbohm and disbanded on 30 June 1991.
In 1991 he became the Inspector of the Army, the highest-ranking officer in the German Army; he was retired in 1992 to become Undersecretary for Security Policy in the Federal Ministry of Defence.

TPz Fuchs

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RMMV and its predecessors manufactured 1,236 Fuchs 1, mostly for the German Army.

1st Panzer Division (Bundeswehr)

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The 1st Panzer Division ("1. Panzerdivision", short: "1. PzDiv") is an armoured division of the German Army.

Inspector of the Army

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The German Army is commanded by the Inspector of the Army (Inspekteur des Heeres) based at the Army Command (Kommando Heer) in Strausberg near Berlin.
The Inspector of the Army (Inspekteur des Heeres or InspH) is the senior serving officer in the German Army of the modern-day German Armed Forces or Bundeswehr.

Army Command (Germany)

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The German Army is commanded by the Inspector of the Army (Inspekteur des Heeres) based at the Army Command (Kommando Heer) in Strausberg near Berlin.
The German Army Command (Kommando Heer, Kdo H) is the high command of the German Army of the Bundeswehr.

Division (military)

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To minimize the effects of attacks with tactical nuclear weapons on massed forces, the 28,000 strong divisions of the Heer were broken up into smaller and more mobile brigades.

Boxer (armoured fighting vehicle)

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Also in 2006, on 13 December the German parliament approved the procurement of 272 Boxers for the German Army, to replace some of its M113 and Fuchs TPz 1 vehicles.

21st Panzer Brigade (Bundeswehr)

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The 21st (Lipperland) Armoured Brigade (Panzerbrigade 21 "Lipperland", abbreviated to: PzBrig 21) is a brigade in the German Army and part of the Bundeswehr.