Object protection regiment of the Air Force "Friesland"

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Object protection regiment of the Air Force "Friesland"
- ObjSRgtLw -


Coat of arms of the ObjSRgtLw
Lineup July 2006
Country GermanyGermany Germany
Armed forces Bundeswehr Kreuz.svg armed forces
Armed forces Bundeswehr Kreuz.svg air force
Branch of service Property protection
Type regiment
Insinuation Air Force Command
Location DEU Schortens COA.svg Schortens
Web presence Object protection regiment of the Lw
Regimental command
Regimental commander Colonel Marc Vogt
Beret badge BW beret badge object protection forces of the Luftwaffe.png

The object protection regiment of the Air Force "Friesland" ( ObjSRgtLw ) has the main task of protecting mobile (e.g. anti-aircraft missile units) and stationary (e.g. military airfields , barracks , depots) objects of the Air Force in action, helping to build up and deploying the operational logistics (Supply) to ensure. For this purpose (active and inactive ) infantry , fire protection, pioneer , operational logistics and field intelligence forces are available. The regiment will in future be completely stationed at Jever airfield .

The regiment has been sponsoring the RAF regiment, whose main base is RAF Honington , since 2008 .


The object protection regiment of the Air Force Friesland (ObjSRgtLw) in Schortens is subordinate to the Air Force Troop Command in Cologne-Wahn .

It is divided into:

  • Rod
    • Training relay
    • Field news forces
  • 1st Battalion, Schortens
    • Rod
    • 1st squadron (infantry property protection), Schortens
    • 2nd squadron (infantry property protection), Schortens
    • 3rd squadron (infantry property protection), Schortens
    • 4th squadron (infantry property protection), Wittmund
  • 2nd Battalion, Diepholz
    • Rod
    • 5th season (operational logistics), Schortens
    • 6th squadron (Air Force Pioneers), Diepholz (additional 2 inactive LwPi platoons )
    • 7th squadron (fire protection), Schortens (in addition 2 non-active Lw fire protection trains), see also Bundeswehr fire brigade
  • III. Battalion, Schortens (not active, part of supplementary troops )
    • Rod
    • 8th squadron (infantry object protection), Schortens
    • 9th squadron (infantry object protection), Schortens
    • 10th squadron (infantry object protection), Schortens

Property protection service area

The property protection regiment is part of the Air Force property protection service .

This service area also includes the 1st and 2nd Air Force Security Squadrons of the Air Base Group of the Tactical Air Force Wing 33 at the Büchel Air Base . Due to the specialized mandate to ensure the security of special weapons, this squadron is the only air force in the air force to have its own air force security squadrons.

5th / Guard Battalion

Furthermore, the soldiers of the air force units of the guard battalion at the Federal Ministry of Defense consistently belong to the Air Force property protection service. They are in the 5th Company. Similar to the naval protection forces (4th company), these are assigned to the armed forces as a company, but are equipped with all three uniforms.


Soldiers with wheeled vehicle Dingo in Afghanistan (2009)
A US soldier and a German soldier of the Luftwaffensicherungsstaffel S during a joint anti-terror exercise to protect a hangar at Büchel Air Base in February 2007

Squadron security squadrons

Protection of property in the Air Force was a task that every task force had to perform until the end of the 1990s. The squadron had this own backup stagger , usually only partially active active with two and two non-active coatings . In addition, there were security teams that were only to be staffed in the event of a voltage by calling up reservists . Depending on the size of the squadron and the location, 4 to 16 infantry trained security trains were available.

In the flying squadrons, the security squadrons were combined in peacetime with the medical and motor vehicle squadrons in the air base group, in which NBC defense and air force pioneer skills were also depicted. With mobilization alongside additional backup and runway repair squadrons had been activated.

Air Force Object Protection Battalion

With the intake of air weapon structure 5 as a result of the changing threat situation the non-active scales were partially dissolved and also created a central component for protecting objects from late summer 1996, object protection battalion of the Air Force , based in Witt mouth . The association numbered around 1,100 soldiers. His tasks included "infantry" property protection (1st and 2nd squadron), air defense (3rd squadron), NBC defense and fire fighting (4th squadron), as well as pioneering and the disposal of ordnance in the context of airfield damage clearance (5th . Season). A total of five squadrons were deployed in the three locations Upjever (1st, 2nd and 4th season), Wittmund ( staff ), Wangerland (3rd season), Diepholz (5th season). The object protection battalion of the air force represented within its armed forces , after the air transport associations, the association with the most foreign deployments . The first commander was Lieutenant Colonel Karl-Heinz Kubiak.

Restructuring of the property protection teams

On April 1, 2002, the air base groups were reclassified: Many inactive security squadrons were dissolved, all remaining squadrons (all partially active) were merged and concentrated in three air base groups. These were in Jagel ( Tactical Air Force Wing 51 “Immelmann” ), Kerpen ( Tactical Fighter Bomber Wing 31 “Boelcke” ) and Lechfeld ( Fighter Bomber Wing 32 ). Three squadrons (now called object protection squadrons ) were deployed at each location, two of which were infantry squadrons with four active platoons and one special squadron ( EOD , ABC / Se or anti-aircraft squadrons ) of varying strength. At that time, the Luftwaffe had a theoretical operational equivalent of 32 platoons of infantry object protection (eight squadrons of four platoons each, two of which were in the object protection battalion).

Establishment of the property protection regiment

On June 30, 2006, the object protection battalion and the three above-mentioned air base groups were dissolved. All object protection squadrons (active and partially or non-active) were also dissolved and partially transferred to the object protection regiment of the Air Force "Friesland" , which was newly established at the same time . This is the conclusion of the air force structure 6 in the area of ​​infantry property protection.

Restructuring of the property protection teams in 2013

February 27, 2013: With the decommissioning of the 4th Squadron of the Object Protection Regiment in Wittmund, the regiment lost its anti-aircraft capabilities.

October 10, 2013: The 4th squadron of the object protection regiment in Wittmund was put into service as a specialized, (active) infantry object protection squadron.

Realignment of the property protection regiment

Due to the realignment of the Bundeswehr , Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière announced on October 26, 2011 that the Kerpen site will be closed.

On April 1, 2014, the property protection regiment was restructured. The NBC was on the Joint Support Service (SKB), the explosive ordnance disposal to the army issued. Anti- aircraft missile squadron 1 is responsible for close-range air defense . Since the operational support group in Trollenhagen was dissolved on March 25th, the operational logistics team has been newly set up in the property protection regiment. The construction, protection and operation of an airfield in the operational area can now be ensured by the object protection regiment.


Human resources, recruitment and training

The infantry units of the object protection consist mostly of crew ranks . Basic military service is trained here directly after the basic training in three to four months up to the status Combat ready (CR; dt .: ready for action). In recent years, the proportion of regular soldiers and soldiers doing voluntary military service has been increased in order to be able to use them in missions and to maintain expertise. In the 2nd Battalion, compared to the 1st Battalion, mainly non-commissioned officers and officer ranks are used due to the higher qualification required.

The offspring for the object protection regiment is mainly recruited from soldiers from the air force training battalion . In some cases, however, there are also soldiers from other units such as hunters , paratroopers or tank grenadiers as well as soldiers from the naval protection forces in the property protection regiment.

The training for infantry property protection is divided into three sections:

  • The Combat Ready training, where the topics of the basic training and the initial instruction for air force soldiers on the weapons Panzerfaust 3 , grenade pistol , signal pistol , machine gun 3 as well as grenade machine gun and hand grenade DM51 take place.
  • The second section is the specialist training, here the individual group soldiers are specially trained for their internal group use.
  • The third section is the preparatory or mission-related training.


No. Surname Beginning of the term of office Term expires
1. Colonel Karl-Heinz Kubiak July 2006 October 14, 2010
2. Colonel Harald Schulz October 14, 2010 October 12, 2012
3. Colonel Hans Peter Dorfmüller October 12, 2012 September 28, 2016
4th Colonel Oliver Walter September 28, 2016 November 9, 2018
5. Colonel Marc Vogt November 9, 2018


The equipment of the Air Force object protection forces includes:


Members of the object protection regiment of the Air Force "Friesland" and the Air Force Security Squadron "S" wear the dark blue beret with the crossed rifles and the wing as a beret badge. Air force members of the Guard Battalion BMVg wear the dark blue beret with the "W" in fracture as a beret badge.

Hand weapons

Unarmored vehicles

Armored vehicles


Air defense (until 2013)


  • Hydraulic excavator (CAT 318)
  • Swing loader ( Ahlmann AS 12B)
  • Area clearing device ( Ahlmann AS 12 B convertible)
  • Multipurpose work machine (Ahlmann AS 6M)
  • Articulated loader (Liebherr L574, CAT 930 H)
  • Vibrating roller (Vibromax)
  • Mobile crane
  • Floor saw (Cedima)
  • various small devices

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. BT-Drs. 18/1532
  2. "umbrella documents" renewed for long-term cooperation. Air Force News, October 8, 2019
  3. Air defense. Retrieved May 14, 2017 .
  4. Season 4. Retrieved May 14, 2017 .
  5. ^ Report of the WDR: Zapfenstreich for Kerpen and Königswinter
  6. ^ Luftwaffe.de: Semper Communis - Always together
  7. ^ "AMIS - African Union Mission in Sudan" on the Air Force homepage; accessed on January 6, 2009
  8. Oliver Braun: A life for the federal government, mountains and Borussia. In: https://www.nwzonline.de . Nordwest Zeitung, October 14, 2010, accessed October 17, 2018 .
  9. Tim Gelewski: New commander for property guards . In: https://www.nwzonline.de . Nordwest Zeitung, October 13, 2012, accessed October 17, 2018 .
  10. Melanie Hanz: Command changes in Upjever. In: https://www.nwzonline.de . Nordwest Zeitung, September 24, 2016, accessed October 17, 2018 .
  11. ↑ Property guards under new command. In: http://www.luftwaffe.de . PIZ Luftwaffe, October 12, 2012, accessed October 17, 2018 .
  12. Oliver Braun: Change of command in Upjever. In: https://www.nwzonline.de . Nordwest Zeitung, September 29, 2016, accessed October 17, 2018 .
  13. Change of command at the one-off Air Force Association. In: http://www.luftwaffe.de . PIZ Luftwaffe, September 30, 2016, accessed October 17, 2018 .