Visit to Iron Dome No.176FL
On Tuesday, August 9, 2011, Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro travelled to the south of Israel for a tour of the Iron Dome Battery. He was hosted by Captain Elad Tzinman, Israeli Air Force Battery Commander, and Colonel Tzvika Chaimovitch, Israeli Air Force 167 Wing Commander. Ambassador Shapiro received a brief on the Iron Dome system and toured the Command Center. In a press statement following the tour, Ambassador Shapiro reiterated that the United States is committed to Israel’s security.