A delegation of five cadets and an officer from the United States Military Academy at West Point visited Israel for a weeklong training seminar at the Israel Defense Forces’ Tactical Command College, located five miles north of Tel Aviv.

The U.S. delegation, which departed from Israel June 30, toured the country with trainees from the IDF College and their commanders, and learned about the Israeli soldiers’ expertise in counter-terrorism.

This was the fifth year in a row West Point cadets visited Israel. An IDF spokesperson said the visit indicates the close ties between the Israeli and U.S. militaries.