Have you ever wondered what an IDF soldier’s journey really looks like? In these 12 pictures, we take you from the first day of his service to the last. Each step is difficult, but the mission is crucial: to defend the State of Israel.
The big day has arrived. Our soldier arrives at the enrollment center and says goodbye (for now) to his family …
… and is soon on his way to basic training.
To get into an elite unit, he has to pass the most difficult of tests…
…and prove himself in every aspect of his training.
He has to march 50-70 kilometers…
…before receiving his fighter’s beret.
Now, he moves onto field missions…
…security patrols along the borders of four countries…
…and long hours of guard duty…
… while trying to rest at every opportunity.
For some, after two or three long years of service, it’s time to return to civilian life…
…while others choose to serve in the army for a little longer!