The United States military and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a joint search and rescue exercise at the Lod Industrial area, in central Israel, on Wednesday.
78 American soldiers from the search and rescue units belonging to the National Guards of Indiana, Virginia, and other states, along with the National Israeli Search and Rescue unit, participated in the drill.
The two armies practiced extraction from collapsed buildings, while fully cooperating between them learning each other’s' methods and tactics.
Photos by David Azagury/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv