[Freemanlist2] IAF Commander: “We need to be prepared for various complex scenarios”

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IAF Commander: “We need to be prepared for various complex scenarios”
Nadav Deutscher
IDF Spokesperson 30 May 2010 , 19:19


An elite unit of rescue fighters completed its 74 week long training in a 
ceremony attended by the Commander of the Israeli Air Force



The ceremony marking the completion of the course to become a rescue fighter 
within the 669 Unit – the Israeli Air Force’s aerial evacuation and rescue 
unit – took place at the Shilat cliffs, near the city of Modi’in. The newly 
integrated soldiers stood on the top of the cliffs – which serve from time 
to time as a training place for the unit – and received the special pin of 
the rescue fighter wings from the IAF Commander, Maj. Gen. Ido Nachushtan.

Before presenting the wings, Maj. Gen. Ido Nachushtan told the new rescue 
fighters who graduated the unit’s 37th cycle: “These wings are the finish 
line of the long course during which you have acquired various abilities. 
You joined us in a highly significant period for the State of Israel, a 
period of strengthening of Hamas and nuclearization of Iran, a period in 
which the IAF needs to be prepared for various complex scenarios”.

At the end of the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Nachushtan spoke to the IDF Website, 
praising the 669 Unit for its achievements. “The unit is mobilized for 
special missions hundreds of times a year and these missions are always 
performed in difficult conditions. But despite this, I have full confidence 
in them. They rescue people caught in difficult situations hundreds of times 
a year”, he said.

The rescue fighters completed an exhausting 74-week long training course, 
which included among other lessons a 05 level infantry basic training, a 
medic’s course, a parachuting course, a diving course, a rescue workshop, a 
commander course, trainings involving helicopters and rescue trainings in 
all types of field conditions and weather, including land, sea, mall, ship, 
aircraft, car and more.

The ceremony marking the completion of this course opened with the rescue 
fighters giving a small taste of the abilities they acquired over the 18 
months, vis-?-vis a display including rappelling from a great height in 
order to rescue somebody, rescuing wounded people from a Sikorsky CH 53 
helicopter using cables to slide down, descending a cliff while carrying a 
wounded person using a special sliding technique and more.

“In our mission there are no second chances”

The 669 Unit’s Commander, Lt. Col. Avinoam, spoke after the presentation, 
addressing the new rescue fighters. “You can look back with satisfaction and 
recall all the missions that first seemed impossible to fulfill and in the 
end were possible for you”, he said before stressing their crucial 
importance in the eyes of the IAF and the IDF. “Israel copes with various 
challenges, and we will be required to operate in places where we had never 
operated before. Your operating conditions will always be hard, but you 
should remember: in our mission we cannot fail, because there are no second 
chances”.

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