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The Oketz division of the Israeli Defense Forces is comprised entirely of Israel’s specially trained canine soldiers and their combat-ready handlers.

A very special aspect of the Oketz Search and Rescue team is that it is comprised exclusively of female combat soldiers.

Each of these amazing women must complete a full year of training, including a challenging commando course, before being accepted into this elite unit and paired with a special pup.

Click here to see these teams in action!




Canine Search & Rescue Team in the Oketz Unit

Before becoming dynamic duos, these soldiers went through special training with their dogs. Meet the Canine Search & Rescue Team in the Oketz Unit!

Posted by Israel Defense Forces on Monday, January 29, 2018