The IDF’s Transportation Center does not make the headlines very often, but this low profile stands in stark contrast to its strategic value.
Without the Center, the military would have no ammunition, food, armored vehicles, missiles, weapons, spare parts or even fuel. It could not mass armored divisions on the southern or northern borders at times of conflict, or keep bases supplied with critical goods on ordinary days.
"If the IDF is like a human body, we are the heart and veins. We stream vital components to the whole of the IDF," Col. Gil Galron, commander of the Transportation Center, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday from the center’s main base near Ben Gurion Airport.