The last group of German conscripts has reported for military service as part of a major reform of the German armed forces.
Some 12,000 men have been called up for the six-month training program.
Starting in July, the German Army will end conscription and trim down from 250,000 troops to a volunteer force of some 185,000.
The changes are aimed at cutting expenditure and making the armed forces better able to respond to 21st century security threats.
compiled from agency reports