‘Your year for Germany’: Defense minister wants voluntary Bundeswehr military service as army struggles to fill ranks

Young people

Young people in Germany will have an opportunity to apply for one year of free military training as part of Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s project aimed at addressing a chronic personnel shortage in the army.

Kramp-Karrenbauer, commonly known in Germany as AKK, expects the first volunteers to join the program called “Your Year for Germany” in 2021.

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