The Unit Oketz (Hebrew for "sting"), is the IDF dog unit. The unit specializes in training and handling dogs for military applications. Dogs are trained as tracking and chasing dogs, for manhunts and detecting breaches at the borders. Dogs are also trained to search for guns, munitions and explosives and as search and rescue dogs, to find people in collapsed buildings. Here two pictures of dogs who got medals as a token of appreciation for their valuable work.