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60 teams from five countries participated in the 39th Mönchengladbach International Military Competition / In and around Rheydt Castle there was plenty of technology and action for the guests. In the 39th International Military Competition in Mönchengladbach, or IMM, 60 teams from five countries participated. The support program attracted around 5,000 visitors to Rheydt Castle in Mönchengladbach.

The Mönchengladbach International Military Competition is one of the oldest all-around competitions in Germany! In addition to soldiers and reservists, teams from emergency service organizations also participated. They came from Denmark, Great Britain, Switzerland, the United States and, of course, Germany.

Around 240 participants set off on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 7:30 a.m. in Mönchengladbach. 15 stations had to be controlled. The climbing tower was almost seven meters high, the rope bridge was a balancing act on the water, in the inflatable boat it was the time of the opponents.

Highlights for visitors: the landing of the SAR helicopter and the demonstration of the Bundeswehr service dog school.

Brigadier General Hans-Dieter Müller, Commander of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Command, inaugurated the support program together with the Mayor of Mönchengladbach, Felix Heinrichs.

The IMM overall winner’s plaque has traditionally been donated by the Federal Minister of Defense since 1984 and this year has been donated to the Marbach 1 reservist association.

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Original content from: Bundeswehr Territorial Command broadcast by news aktuell

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