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Too Old for the IDF? Enlist as a Virtual Navy Soldier (Video)

Do you really want to be an IDF sailor, capture terrorists on the high seas, defend the Star of David and be a hero to your children? Really? You think you are fit for it? Take a ride and then decide.
Religious IDF sailor starts out his day at sea with tefillin.

Religious IDF sailor starts out his day at sea with tefillin.
Photo Credit: IDF

The IDF gives you a video look on life on a ship, which sounds exciting but has its challenges.

IDF spokesmen spent a day with Israeli soldiers aboard their naval warship, from sunrise to sunset and from shooting at targets in the water to putting out fires in the middle of the sea.

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Here’s what your typical day would look like if you were a sailor in Israel’s navy. First of all, let’s assume you don’t get seasick very easily.

Can you wake up first thing in the morning? Let’s say you can. Now, how many push-ups can you do?

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Let’s say you are physically fit. The big test is how well you get along with people? It is one thing to enjoy company at the clubhouse and go home, but it’s another for 60 men and women to live in a 60-meter boat, morning and night, and work as team.

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“You spend all your time 24/7 with the same people,” explains one soldier at sea. “You need to understand how important it is to learn how to get along and work with each other.

“In my eyes, what is special about serving in the navy is the environment. Not to be on land but rather at sea. This already puts you in an unusual position. “

You still want to serve at sea?

No problem. Go to your nearest IDF enlistment office. It’s about time you made the move?

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One Response to “Too Old for the IDF? Enlist as a Virtual Navy Soldier (Video)”

  1. I would like to enlist, but I’m way too old. Virtually I like to follow the brave men and women in their duties. – I try to fight for Magen David with words. Key-board warriors are needed to combat worldwide misinformation about Israel and her politics spread by Pal-Arabs.

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