Excellence in the Reserves

The “Scorpion” squadron, which operates F-16d planes, won the prize after having received an especially high rating for its treatment of reservists in the squadron

Photo Courtesy of Shir Bram

Excellence in the Reserves

In the “Halo Shield” security unit, there are around 500 serving reservists who have accumulated together more than 5,000 days of reserve duty

Photo Courtesy of Shir Bram

Excellence in the Reserves

Excellence in the Reserves: The “Scorpion” Squadron and the “Halo Shield”

Photo Courtesy of Shir Bram

Shir Cohen

Last night, the President’s Award was awards to outstanding reserve units at the residence of President Shimon Peres. Among the wining units, stood two representatives from the IAF: one from the “Scorpion” squadron from the airbase in Hatzor, and the other from “Halo Shield” security unit from the airbase in Palmachim.

The “Scorpion” squadron, which operates F-16d planes, won the prize after having received an especially high rating for its treatment of reservists in the squadron. “What makes the ‘Scorpion’ squadron the winning squadron is its diverse human capital that stands tall the moment it walks into the briefing room”, said Colonel (res.) Yair, who received the prize on behalf of the squadron.

In the “Halo Shield” security unit, there are around 500 serving reservists who have accumulated together more than 5,000 days of reserve duty since the beginning of 2013. “What is really special about our unit”, boasted Lieutenant Colonel Meir Levy, Commander of the unit, “is that it is 100% comprised of reservists. It is really hard to find more units like it”.
The ceremony was held in the presence of President, Shimon Peres, Minister of Defense, General (res.) Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon, IDF Chief of Staff, General Benny Ganz, IDF Deputy Chief of Staff, Major General Gadi Eisenkot and Chief Reserve Officer, Brigadier General Hoshea Friedman. “There is nothing like this division in the whole world”, Peres said to the recipients of the President’s Award. “The story of Israel is not one of size, but one of greatness. And that is the story that’s written about you”.

 

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