IDF’s Rimon Special Forces Train Through Mud, Rain, and Snow (Photos)

February 18, 2014

3 min read

The winter months in Israel can be pretty brutal but present some perfect opportunities for the elite unit of the IDF known as the Rimon Special Forces to train for harsh conditions. Through rain, wind, snow, and even mud, nothing will stop these soldiers from perfecting their skills to protect the Land of Israel.

The trek through the north begins!

IDF 1 The trek through the north begins

Carrying the heavy gear becomes even harder when they have to do it through mud and rain.

IDF 2 Carrying the heavy gear becomes even harder when they have to do it through mud and rain.

Carrying the heavy gear becomes even harder when they have to do it through mud and rain.

IDF 3 Carrying the heavy gear becomes even harder when they have to do it through mud and rain.

A moment alone during the exercise

IDF 4 A moment alone during the exercise

Soldiers stick together during the exercise.

IDF 5 Soldiers stick together during the exercise.

Shells went flying during a shooting exercise!

IDF 6 Shells went flying during a shooting exercise

Soldiers practice firing from all sorts of positions and in different situations.

IDF 7 Soldiers practice firing from all sorts of positions and in different situations.

IDF 8 Soldiers practice firing from all sorts of positions and in different situations.

A simulated explosion goes off and reminds the soldiers to constantly stay alert.

IDF 9 A simulated explosion goes off and reminds the soldiers to constantly stay alert.

Soldiers navigating through the smoke of the simulated explosion.

IDF 10 Soldiers navigating through the smoke of the simulated explosion.

Soldiers practice firing from all sorts of positions and in different situations.

IDF 11 Soldiers practice firing from all sorts of positions and in different situations.

This soldier managed to cross the muddy stream. It’s not such an easy task with all of that heavy gear!

IDF 12 This soldier managed to cross the muddy stream. It's not such an easy task with all of that heavy gear!

About to cross the muddy stream. It’s not such an easy task with all of that heavy gear!

IDF 13 About to cross the muddy stream. It's not such an easy task with all of that heavy gear!

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All photos and captions courtesy of the Israel Defense Force’s Facebook page.

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