Receiving Wings: ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Residents Cheer on IAF Pilots

Receiving Wings: ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran Residents Cheer on IAF Pilots

Monday, July 9th, 2018


Residents of ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran were invited as special guests to the IAF graduation ceremony for the fourth consecutive year, looking on as the newly winged pilots were honored in a prestigious ceremony.

This year’s ceremony was held as the Israeli Air Force, the long arm of the Israel Defense Force, marked the 70th year since its inception. Since that time, the IAF has taken part in every operation and conflict, inside and outside the State’s borders, amassing an illustrious battle legacy, with fighters and uplifting personal stories elevating and glorifying the 70 years since its founding.

Village residents exhibited their excitement throughout the impressive ceremony, cheering together with the pilots’ families, waving flags as the planes passed overhead and swaying to the music of the accompanying band.

The strength of humanity’s chain is measured by the way it relates to its weakest link. The combination of outstanding fighter pilots and ALEH Negev-Nahalat Eran residents loudly proclaims that each and every one of us is made of the same human fabric.