The pararescue teams of the Air Force are composed of highly capable and disciplined individuals who go through extensive training to carry out difficult rescue missions in perilous situations.
The Air Force’s pararescue teams, or PJs, are highly trained and skilled individuals who perform challenging rescue missions in extreme and hazardous conditions, including combat search and rescue, humanitarian aid, and emergency medical assistance in remote and dangerous environments. PJs undergo rigorous physical and mental training, including parachute jumping, scuba diving, and providing medical care in challenging environments. They are part of the Special Operations community and are always ready to respond to any emergency. The selection process for PJs is highly competitive and includes a series of physical and mental tests, and candidates must demonstrate a high level of fitness, endurance, and mental toughness. The two-year training program prepares PJs for the dangerous and demanding nature of their job, ensuring they can operate effectively in even the most challenging conditions.