End of Training Ceremonies

SF units typically hold ceremonies at the end of their lengthy training regime, which signal the new operators transition to a operational status. Each unit has its own style of ceremony, however, they often include a forced march finishing at a predefined location where the ceremony will take place, speeches by senior officers, capabilities demonstration, refreshments and the awarding of graduation certificates and unit insignias to the new operators. Family and friends are often invited to attend these ceremonies. Note fire inscriptions in the following photos which are a common theme in SF units' end of training ceremonies.

PALSAR 500


PALSAR 500 team at the unit's end of training ceremony.

 

PALSAR 500 team at the unit's end of training ceremony.

 

PALSAR 7


PALSAR 7 team at the unit's end of training ceremony. Note a Negev on the right.

 

Oketz


Oketz operators and their dogs wait to receive the unit's insignia at the unit's end of training ceremony (photo: Life Magazine).

 

Oketz operator and his dog at the unit's end of training ceremony.

 

Duvdevan


Duvdevan operators at the unit's end of training ceremony receiving the graduation certificate and unit's insignia.

 

Sayeret MATKAL


Sayeret MATKAL team at the unit's end of training ceremony.

 

A Bell 212 hovering over the "Sayeret MATKAL Mountain" in South of Israel. Upon graduation of their training regime each Sayeret MATKAL team comes to this mountain and using paint and rocks make its own signature on the mountain hilltop surface.

 

Shaldag


Shaldag operators at the unit's end of training ceremony (photo: IDF).

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