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U.S. paratroopers and IDF’s Egoz in week long training in Israel


In a week-long training exercise held in Israel this week, 173 American paratroopers & hundreds of IDF soldiers from the elite Egoz unit participated in joint invasion drills & getting to know one another.

By Yoav Zitun


This week marked the end of a large scale joint infantry training exercise between the IDF and US military: The Israeli participants included hundreds of warriors from the Egoz guerilla warfare unit in the Golani Brigade, while the Americans sent 173 paratroops from the US European Command.

The US troops – Photo: IDF Spokesperson

The forces trained together for more than a week, shoulder to shoulder, in various scenarios which drilled the troops’ basic skills. Continue Reading »

IDF troops complete training with Americans on V-22 Osprey


Joint military exercise of IDF infantry units & U.S. Marines ended Thursday. 

Israeli Air Force trained on the Osprey, that lifts off & lands  like a helicopter but transforms mid-flight into a high-speed turboprop aircraft. The IAF is planned to begin taking delivery in 2016 of the 6 purchased aircraft.

By Lilach Shoval


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Pentagon Chief gives IDF Chief their Legion of Merit award

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman honors Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz with the Legion of Merit award after his 5 day work-visit.

Gantz humbly accepts award on behalf of entire IDF, says it represents the strong ties between the Israeli & American Armed Forces.

By Lilach Shoval and Israel Hayom Staff


The United States gave Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz the Legion of Merit award on Tuesday. Gantz is currently in the U.S. on a five-day work visit.

IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz receives the Legion of Merit award from U.S.

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