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Bach
training base (each brigade has one e.g. Bach Golani)

Bakum
absorption and screening base

Barror
physical test (push ups, pull ups, running etc.)

Beitim
sick leave on base

Bikur rofeh
doctor’s office off base

Chafshash
time off before discharge (can be 2-4 weeks)

Chamshush
Thursday off

Chofesh
vacation days

Choger
army ID

Chopel
Medic in charge of the pluga

Chovesh
medic

Close Shabbat
on base for Shabbat

Closing 21
21 days on base straight

Course Katzin
officer course (mem-mem and higher)

Course makim
commander course (mefaked)

Course mishtachim
reintergration course given before they finish the army

Cutting their card
the final act of discharge (they usually take a picture)

Diskeet
dog tags

Gadzar
special forces

G’dud
infantry

Gibbush
try out for special/elite forces

Gimmelim
sick leave off base

Gius
enlistment/drafting

Hafnaya
medical appointment

Hashba’ah
swearing in

Imun mitkadem
advanced training (training after finishing maslul)

Jobnik
non combat soldier

Katzin
commander

Katzina tash
in charge of all mashakit tot (social workers) on a base

Kav
operational assignment

Keva
extra time (signing extra time for different reasons e.g. To be a commander or officer)

Kravi
combat

Kumta
beret

Lila lavan
up all night doing exercises etc. during training

Lochem
warrior

Machal
18 months of service for non Israeli citizens program

Machzor
draft class

Madim
uniform – two sets: ma-dey aleph (dress uniform worn off base) and 3931 Wyoming St., St. Louis, MO 63116-dey bet (uniform worn on base)

Maflag
commanders in charge of logistics

Magad
commander of the base

Masa
march

Masa kumtah
very long hike right before the tekes kumtah

Mashakit tash
social worker

Maslul
advanced training

Matkali
entitled to (e.g. matkali a meyuchedet)

Mefaked/mefakedet
commander (of a squad/tzevet – about 15 soldiers)

mem-mem
mefaked machlakah (officer in charge of a plattoon – about 40 soldiers)

mem-pey
mefaked pluga (officer in charge of the company – about 120 soldiers)

mem-somach-pey
assistant to the mem pey

Meyuchedet
30 day leave (it can be less and it can be broken up; it must be 30 days to qualify for their free flight home given by the FIDF)

Michve Alon
up to three months of army ulpan with a little bit of physical training. Counts towards their army service but not really the army yet.

Miluim
reserve duty

Mishtachar
finish service/dishcharge

Mitbach
kitchen

Mitztayan
outstanding soldier

Moket Chayalim Bodedim
Office in the IDF that handles lone soldier issues – phone
number is 1111

Pazzam
experienced

Pikadon
money given after the army for school, business wedding

Pitur
exemption

Pitur zakan
exemption from shaving

Profile
physical fitness score given at the tzav rishon – this score determines where you can be placed in the army, 97 is the highest score)

RAM shtyim, RAM 2
hospital for chayalim

Regilah
1 week leave (usually given to the entire tzevet after finshing certain parts of training)

Rofeh
doctor

Samal
sargent

Sayeret
elite units

Seicah
pin

Sharaishoot
person in charge of vacation leave

Shastash
during training, the free hour at the end of the day for personal business (shower etc.) this is when they get their phone

Shavua milchama
war week during training

Shekem
store on base to buy snacks etc.

Shetach
field – literally

Shmirah
guard duty

Siyur
doing patrol in a vehicle

Tafkid
assignment/job

Tash
easy

Tekes
ceremony

Tirinut
basic training

Tzahove
by the book, goody-goody

Tzair
young/inexperienced

Tzav
rishon notice and first interview with the recruitment office

Tzevet
squad/team/unit

Yichida
unit

Yitziot
schedule (e.g. 11/3 or 17/4 – on base/home)

Yom sidurim
day to run errands

Yom-ee-yom
going home everyday

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