Association (military) - Verband (Militär)
An association ( Vbd. ) In the armed forces is the structural combination of several military units with the strength of a battalion or regiment - if this is limited in time, this is referred to as a battle association. 
Associations of the armed forces
A battalion is divided into groups ( air force , e.g. air base group ), department, teaching group (at schools, e.g. OSH or SanAkBw ), the hospital ( medical service ) and the ship ( marine ). A regiment is comparable in the air force and z. Some of the squadrons in the navy .
Management of associations
If associations are restructured for certain tasks or supplemented by additional units, they are called task forces. The commanding officer of an association is usually a staff officer from a lieutenant colonel .
- Central service regulation (ZDv) 1/50 No. 111
- ZDv 1/50 No. 112