The UNDOF Ultimate Challenge
October 21, 2011 - Ten teams participating in the UNDOF Ultimate Challenge skills competition once again stood as an example of UNDOF leadership, followership, discipline, esprit-de-corps, and the iron will to excel.
The UNDOF Ultimate Challenge (UUC) is scheduled bi-annually during the spring and autumn as a one-day competitive event that tests both individual and team skills at various stands. The aim of the UUC is to test basic military skills reflecting UNDOF tasks through the medium of a physically and mentally demanding competition between teams drawn from all major contingents. The teams fiercely competed in nine tasks, namely: Grenade throwing, rifle shooting, endurance run, land navigation, first aid management, rodeo driving, weapons proficiency, raft and rowing, and obstacle course. Overcoming all barriers, both physically and mentally, all teams completed the events with a remarkable display of physical strength, grit, and teamwork and the overall winning team was honored with the perpetual trophy, passed to the victors with each successive UUC competition.