תאריך: 23/03/14
מחבר: חן אופיר

I grew up on this coast. Born in Ashdod, lived two years in Africa and moved to the garden. I didn’t break up with beach at any stage. Dad worked in construction-related jobs, among other things, was responsible for the construction of the waves. All sea-related family. Ma served in the Navy, big brother and he’s surfer who developed my desire to learn to surf. The first Board I got him a gift at age 13, he was the one who taught me how to surf at the beach of Ashdod. My little brother is also a surfer and I am the one who gave him his first surfboard and taught him how to surf, just like you taught me my older brother.
When we went with dad to his job in Africa, left everything but by the sea. We used to go every weekend to the beach. The ocean is very different from the shore as we know, different waves, a different feeling.

Towards the recruitment age lived in Gan yavne, but continued to spend whole days on the beach grew. I spent a great deal of sorts including aircraft, but knew I wanted to go to the Navy. Before the draft, fin unit and I’m glad I got it. I went through various team building, but they all had difficult to bonding. Among other things, passed medical tests in order to check whether I’m fit to dive, that’s one of the most important tasks you should perform fin warrior in order to make the fastener training seminars under the Navy ships. Aim-check that they are in a space that hostile elements may assemble them underwater.

When I signed up I did basic training hailit in her Navy, and after passing the professional course, and lasts about four months. When I finished the course, I came to and started making the authority to go to sea. The qualification was a particularly difficult stage, I thought maybe I wouldn’t be able to do it and there was a real challenge. In order to pass this certification should learn much theoretical content. I had a hard time learning speaking and I was glad to discover everyone’s help. Accumulated in true friends for life. While accreditation, ongoing operations emerged, I wanted it so bad. My Commander helped me he put me a lot throughout the process, supported, Greece, and was attentive.

In the end, I finished the qualification and started out to expect so. This unit! Each fin’s boat do things each sector and is now equipping itself with know-how differently. I ended that secures the beach, the port, we’re the ones who do patrols at night and the trade to check them. We’re the ones who are really going up and doing urban warfare for the ship, it’s crazy! The feeling is incredible, to defend the coast grew, protect the border threatening continual. I’m lucky that I get to see and feel direct communication of our activity to the coast in peace. We have an on-call shifts sometimes springing into the Gaza Strip, we are the ones who can operate at top speed and reach.

I practiced to sleep not knowing when I get up, whether I’m sautéing ready in one minute per task. All that I’m happy and proud that I can spend at the beach to enjoy, as much as I enjoyed so far as shshmaro Ali. There are always those who guard.

Translated from Navy website

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