Monday, March 30, 2009
Soldier Gear In A Metal Detector
Recently we were sent down to a base in the south to be involved in a large scale training simulation for reserve soldiers, but due to a mistake in calculation, my group was sent back to our base. We got all dressed up in our alefs, dress uniforms, and with combat vest and sleeping bag in hand, took the bus and train up north. How funny it was to walk through train stations and busy city streets with field gear, but yet being dressed in the nice, clean uniform. I think the guys were fairly embarrassed, for some reason I can't divine. They literally begged to travel in our work uniforms. I bet they just wanted to look tough, like we were coming from Gaza or something.
I thought it was hilarious. What was the best part? The beautiful young female security guards at the Be'er Sheva train station made us all put our combat vests into the metal detector. I mean, think about what kind of stuff you would put in a combat vest. Honestly. What was she looking for? Dangerous things? Hmm...
That's a picture I snapped very quickly with my phone. Sorry it's not clearer, but you get the point!