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  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 1 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    Israeli operator LionOps is hoping adventurous vacationers will sign up for military-style training in one of the world's tensest regions. Pictured here, participants practice on the shooting range at LionOps' West Bank training facility.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 2 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    At LionOps' West Bank training facility, learning to aim pistols...

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 3 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    ... fire semiautomatic weapons ...

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 4 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    ...and load ammunition.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 5 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    Krav maga instructor Shai Fargian (in glasses) teaches Travel Weekly Destinations Editor Kenneth Kiesnoski and his brother Jeffrey how to take a punch...

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 6 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    ... and break a chokehold.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 7 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    LionOps clients can opt for a tandem skydive with Paradive at Habonim Beach. Shown here, Kiesnoski on his way up...

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 8 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    ... and gliding in.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 9 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    A mock interrogation comprises part of what LionOps terms its "Resistance, Kidnapping and Dealing With High-Stress Situations" activity.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 10 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    Another view of the "Resistance, Kidnapping and Dealing With High-Stress Situations" activity.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 11 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    A third view of the "Resistance, Kidnapping and Dealing With High-Stress Situations" activity.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 12 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    A lesson in applying camouflage paint from LionOps founder Bar-Or, far left, in Mount Carmel National Park.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 13 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    The results of the camouflage paint lesson.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 14 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    Kiesnoski, at bottom, and his brother hike their way up Mount Carmel in a LionOps endurance exercise, using a set of waterpipes to guide them up 1,200 feet.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 15 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    LionOps' activity options include off-road "land navigation exercises" using four-wheel-drive vehicles to negotiate challenging terrain such as that at Chof HaCarmel, above.

  • A tour of duty ... on vacation - 16 of 16

    A tour of duty ... on vacation

    Players take aim at the "enemy" during the two-hour Ultimate Showdown paintball match at LionOps' West Bank facility that wrapped up Kiesnoski's training experience.

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