Throughout their compulsory military service, 18-21 year old Israelis have always been able to share their experiences with visiting tourists. Now, the IDF (Zahal) is sharing their stories directly with Snapchat users all over the world by launching both a “Story” on Snapchat and an “Instagram Story.”

Get in on the action: add “IDFofficial” on Snapchat

As the IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson’s Unit, we operate social media accounts in multiple languages on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, and Google+ as a part of our effort to communicate breaking stories and to increase transparency with as many different audiences as possible. Today, we’re excited to announce that we will be joining the world of Snapchat with the debut of the Israel Defense Forces Story.  

In June, the IDF (Zahal) made history as one of the first militaries to open an account on the platform. Starting today, our “Stories” will follow a group of parachuters as they train for their first jump from an airplane in two weeks.

Get in on the action: add “IDFofficial” on Snapchat

Our Snapchat story follows David as he learns to parachute

To tune in, find the IDF (Zahal) on Snapchat by clicking here, adding “IDF (Zahal)official” as a friend, or by scanning the snapcode above.