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      Archive: 12/17/2012

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        12/17/2012, Tevet 4, 5773

      Iron Dome Division to be Cited by Chief of Staff

      Chief of Staff Benny Gantz of the Israel Defense Forces is scheduled, Tuesday, to present his awards for excellence during the past Hebrew year. The Air Force's Nachshon Squadron, which deals primarily in intelligence, won the first prize in the battalion division, ahead of the Bedouin Patrol Battalion, with a tie for third place between the Paratroopers Reconnaisance Unit and Oketz (Sting) canine unit.

      First place among divisions was taken by the Missile Boat Squadron, followed by the 401st Armored Division, with third place going to the Air Defense Command, which is entrusted with the Iron Dome anti-missile system, among other things.