For those of you who didn’t know the significance of the words “army training”, ignorance is bliss. For those of you who do know, you will understand the bitter-sweet feeling of hard work and training and the sweet reward of applying new skills.
We learned to navigate and successfully found checkpoints and returned to the bus. We learned how to fire guns and did so with it being the first time for myself and others. We learned how to disguise and move like a soldier, culminating in the great battle of the forrest; where espionage led to the victory and capture of Machlaka II and half of group 12’s flag.
Now I shall reassure you, everything is fairing well and we are almost done. I enjoyied our free time before Gadna Week and will enjoy it all the more once Gadna has finished. Getting that bitter-sweet taste of life in basic training has been something that myself and others will take with us for a long time.
~ Matt Stapylton, Machlaka 4