1st Airmobile Brigade (Bundeswehr)

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1st Airmobile Brigade
Luftbewegliche Brigade 1
File:Luftbewegliche Brigade 1 (Bundeswehr).svg
Coat of arms
Active 3 April 1997–17 December 2013
Country  Germany
Allegiance Bundeswehr
Branch Bundeswehr Logo Heer with lettering.svg German Army
Type Stabilisation and intervention forces
Part of 15px Airmobile Operations Division
Headquarters location Fritzlar
Motto Gewagt Gewonnen ("Dared, won")
Commander Colonel Michael Mittelberg

The 1st Airmobile Brigade (German: 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). The various elements of the brigade were located in the federal states of Lower Saxony, Hesse and Bavaria. Parts of the brigade were classed as intervention forces.

In October 2011 the German Federal Ministry of Defence announced a reorganisation/reduction of the German Armed Forces. As a result, 1st Airmobile Brigade was disbanded on 17 December 2013.[1]


The following commanders have led the Brigade:

Rank Name Takeover date Handover date
Brigadier general Dieter Budde 3 April 1997 April 1999
Brigadier general Reinhard Kammerer April 1999 September 2002
Brigadier general Werner Freers September 2002 16 December 2002
Brigadier general Reinhard Wolski 17 December 2002 4 August 2006
Brigadier general Volker Halbauer 4 August 2006 5 December 2008
Brigadier general Jürgen Setzer 5 December 2008 6 May 2011
Brigadier general Alfons Mais 6 May 2011 5 April 2013
Colonel Michael Mittelberg 5 April 2013 17 December 2013

Colonel Mittelberg was acting commander until the disbanding of the brigade.


  1. "Neuausrichtung geht voran – Heeresfliegerverbände werden neu unterstellt". Nachrichten und Berichte (in German). Federal Ministry of Defence. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 

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Coordinates: 51°07′13″N 9°17′17″E / 51.120172°N 9.287932°E / 51.120172; 9.287932