Tuesday, March 27, 2012

IDF Paratroopers complete intensive training period


In an official ceremony, the brigade concludes a two month training period that included a parachuted brigade training exercise and numerous battalion drills
Date: 26/03/2012, 5:46 PM     Author: Florit Shoihet
"The Israeli nation is in a constant state of battle, and operations as we've only heard of in stories may become an inevitable reality," said Paratroopers Brigade Commander, Col. Amir Baram at the brigade-wide ceremony held last week. The ceremony was held in the city of Haifa concluding an intensive, two month training period that included a parachuted brigade training exercise held for the first time in over a decade, as well as numerous battalion exercises.
Veterans of the brigade attended the ceremony, where the Brigade Commander spoke of the unfolding changes in the Arab world. Additionally, he addressed the brigade's preparedness for combat as well as routine security operations. "We are determined to defend the State of Israel," assured Col. Baram.
The training exercises were held consecutively and were exceptionally challenging in intensity both physically and mentally. Many of the battalion exercises spanned over several days without breaks. "We must maintain preparedness, since the combat may break out in any moment. The real challenge during wartime will be much more difficult," explained Col. Baram to the IDF Website.
During the ceremony that focused on the brigade's combat history and heroism, exceptional soldiers were rewarded for their achievements in the various fields.