How do I get a PJ contract?

Qualifications summary

  1. Successful completion of the Pararescue Physical Ability and Stamina Test.
  2. Minimum score of 60 on PJ selection model completed in Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System.
  3. Physical qualification for aircrew, parachute and marine-diving duty.
  4. Normal color vision and depth perception.

How long does it take to become a PJ?

PJ training is one of the most rigorous in the U.S. military and can take up to two years to complete. It includes Basic, physical training, dive school, airborne training, survival training, and emergency medical training.

Can you be a PJ in the Air Force Reserve?

They are trained in scuba, parachuting, snowmobiling and other disciplines necessary to reach stranded and isolated aircrews. These Reserve members also assist during natural disasters and when emergency rescue assistance is needed in any type of terrain. Specific Tasks: Provide emergency trauma and field medical care.

Where can PJs get stationed?

Duty Locations

  • Pope AFB, (Fayetteville) NC (21st Special Tactics Squadron)
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma) WA (22nd Special Tactics Squadron)
  • Hurlburt Field, (Ft.
  • Pope AFB, (Fayetteville) NC (724th Special Tactics Squadron)
  • Cannon AFB, (Clovis) NM (26th Special Tactics Squadron)

Can you go straight into Pararescue?

No. After Basic Training you can expect to go straight into the Battlefield Airman Prep Program which is 8 weeks long, then you go into the Development course which is 2 weeks long. Lastly you will go to the PJ/CRO Indoctrination Course which is 9 weeks. After, you will enter the pipeline and schools are variable.

How many pararescue jumpers are there?

Pararescue is the nation’s force of choice to execute the most perilous, demanding, and extreme rescue missions anytime, anywhere across the globe. The 500+ PJs are assigned to Guardian Angel and Special Tactics Squadrons throughout the Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Air Force components.

What do pararescue jumpers do?

PJs participate in search and rescue, combat search and rescue, recovery support for NASA and conduct other operations as appropriate. Pararescuemen are among the most highly trained emergency trauma specialists in the U.S. military.

Where do you go to school to become a pararescue?

Pararescue trainees are first required to pass the Pararescue Indoctrination Course at Lackland AFB, commonly referred to as “indoc”. Following that is a long string of courses including Combat Dive School, Army Airborne, National Registry for Paramedic, Survival (SERE), and Military Free-fall Parachutist.

When was the Air Force Pararescue Orientation Course created?

Pararescue and Advanced Pararescue Orientation Course. Since the 1950s, Air Force Pararescueman have provided training and mentorship for Civil Air Patrol cadets. This was formalized in 1977 with the introduction of Pararescue Orientation Course (PJOC) at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.

Who are some famous pararescuemen in the Air Force?

Notable pararescuemen 1 Airman First Class William H. 2 Technical Sergeant Jon K. 3 Technical Sergeant Wayne Fisk earned a Silver Star for his role in the Son Tay Prison raid in November 1970, and another Silver Star for participating in the SS Mayaguez 4 Airman Second Class Duane D. 5 Sergeant Larry W.