Articles in "Special in Uniform"

Soldiers with Disabilities Contribute to Israel’s War Effort

In the heart of the Emergency Logistics Warehouses at the IDF Home Front Command Base in Ramle, an extraordinary scene unfolds daily. Young ...

Tablets Become a Lifeline for Israeli Children With Special Needs

Eight year-old Mendy Pruss sat in his wheelchair, dumbfounded. Why did the soldiers at the front door want to see him? Soldiers ...

Israeli Soldier with Down’s Syndrome Swapping Army Uniform for Chef’s Hat

In a heartwarming tale of determination, resilience, and unbreakable human spirit, Ortal Butvia, a 22-year-old with Down's syndrome, ...

Soldiers With Disabilities Earn Special Berets

Eleven young men and women with various disabilities recently joined an unforgettable Israel Defense Forces "Beret March," marking their ...

The IDF’s ‘Special in Uniform’ Program Gives Disabled Israelis a Chance to Serve

(Photographed: Amit Smuchi with his parents) The IDF offers people with developmental disorders such as autism an opportunity to serve ...

In First, IDF Soldier With Special Needs to Receive President’s Award of Excellence on Israel’s 74th Independence Day

An IDF soldier with disabilities who enlisted through a special program will make history this week on Israel’s Independence Day when he ...

Empowering: IDF’s Special in Uniform Band Stars at President’s Residence

In a stunning performance in the midst of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), the IDF's Special in ...

Second Class of Special Needs Soldiers Serving in IDF’s Intelligence Division Sworn In

The IDF witnessed a special and exciting moment on Thursday when 14 volunteers with Special Needs were sworn into the IDF, donned their ...

After Yearlong Journey, 9 Special-in-Uniform Volunteers Inducted Into IDF

The entrance to the IDF's Bakum induction center witnessed a unique scene on Thursday when nine beaming young IDF soldiers proudly ...

First Druze with Special Needs Join the IDF

The latest class of graduates of the Israel Air Force’s (IAF) prestigious Flight Course was officially inducted into the IAF on Thursday ...


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