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US Delegation Visits Israel to Learn Emergency Response Technology

Monday, November 14th, 2016

A delegation led by the chief of the U.S. National Guard Bureau visited Israel last week to learn new techniques in emergency response, according to Defense News.

The delegation, hosted by Israel’s Homefront Command, was led by Air Force General Joseph Lengyiel, chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Participants watched a large-scale exercise in northern Israel, where emergency responders trained in alerting and assisting civilians “under threat” by Hezbollah terrorists.

The Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group has an arsenal of nearly 100,000 rockets and missiles stored in the mountains and valleys across the border from northern Israel.

The American delegation also was briefed on the latest technology being used in Israel, including the “personal alert” service, an individual warning system that sends alerts straight to one’s smart phone.

In addition, the group learned about the new “National Alert” system, a central command and control system that activates and sends out alerts across all the warning channels of Homefront Command.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Tuning Up Forces With Weekend Counter-Terrorism Drills

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

A simulated terrorist shooting on one of Israel’s main roads was one of the scenarios played out this weekend during a counter-terrorism drill carried out by several IDF combat units.

Among those participating were the Nahal Brigade 50th battalion and the 401 Brigade 46th battalion. Both were directed to run a quick sweep of the main road, neutralizing the simulated threat, tracking down and capturing terrorists while tending to the wounded.

The exercise was later deemed a success, with forces correctly locating the “terrorists” and arresting them.

Drivers in northern Israel may find some of their travels a bit more exciting by Sunday morning, according to the IDF, with a military exercise designed to continue until Wednesday.

The new drill began late Saturday night in the Galilee, according to the IDF Spokesperson. “During the exercise drivers may become aware of additional traffic from security forces and other additional vehicles,” the IDF Spokesperson said.

However, none of this has anything to do with what’s going on north of the border, he emphasized. There was no comment on a claim by the Lebanese army on Saturday that Israel quietly removed a spying device it placed near Har Dov on the northern side of Mount Hermon. Lebanon had told international media in a statement the reconnaissance device was spotted by a patrol on Thursday – but when a second force went back to take the device it had already been removed by the IDF.

“The exercise was planned in advance as part of the 2016 Training Calendar, designed to maintain competency and readiness among the military forces,” the IDF Spokesperson explained.

Hana Levi Julian

Hundreds of US Air Force Officials in Israel for Joint Drill

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Hundreds of US Air Force personnel have arrived to Israel for the purpose of participating in the joint “Juniper Stallion 13” exercise, one of the largest exercises held together by Israel and the US.

Dozens of US Air Force and IAF squadrons are presently located at the IDF Nevatim Airbase ahead of the exercise, which begins on Monday and will continue over the course of the week. Juniper Stallion will see F-15 and F-16 fighters carry out numerous air-to-air exercises. According to IDF sources, Juniper Stallion is part of a series of annual exercises that will be carried out by the two countries.

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, who welcomed US forces arriving for the exercise in Israel, stated that “Juniper Stallion 13 is a bilateral exercise intended to improve the cooperation between our two air forces”. Ambassador Shapiro added that the exercise represented “another chapter in the unprecedented security partnership between the US and Israel.”

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