Reserve Service

Posted: January 14th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: this is personal, war | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Last week I was called to a short reserve service. I am a captain in a civil defense unit. Our main job is to rescue people from collapsed buildings in case of a missile attack or an earthquake.

We were training in a southern army base, not far away from Gaza. It was the same army base where all the reservists who were called for the war were training. I’ve been there several times before, and never saw the place so packed with soldiers. You could hear explosions and gunshots all day long, and the warplanes above us kept waking us up at night. From time to time, there was a missile alarm.

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