Lt. Col. (res.) Eitan Mines truly lives the country life. From his home in the the scenic Galilee region of northern Israel, his days are spent raising sheep and goats. In most other countries, his story would end here, but in Israel, everyone has a duty to protect their country. Up until recently, Lt. Col. (res.) Mines – a veteran of four Israeli wars – was an IDF reservist. “Having our own country is not a given,” he says. “It needs to be guarded constantly.”
Lt. Col. (res.) Mines has spent a good part of the past 47 years in uniform. As a soldier, then later as a reservist in the Intelligence Corps., he worked with reservists and helped them make the most of their annual reserve duty. Through short field trips, lectures and discussions, he taught them how to work together as a family and contribute meaningfully to the IDF.
Even after surviving a heart attack in 2009, Lt. Col. (res.) Mines continued serving as a reservist. Now, at the age of 65, he is retiring from the IDF. We thank him for his years of service to the country.
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