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Download full resolution image A team of Air Force Pararescue Jumpers test their water skills during a five hour Zodiac Boat race conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 18, as part of the annual PJ Rodeo Competition.

Rodeo Tests Airmen’s Rescue Skills

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY -- A team of Air Force Pararescue Jumpers test their water skills during a five hour Zodiac Boat race conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 18, as part of the annual PJ Rodeo Competition. The New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing is hosting this year’s competition. The weeklong competition simulates real world scenarios testing the core skill sets of each rescue team. Event scenarios include Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Military Free-fall and Static-line parachuting Operations, Tactical Carbine and Pistol marksmanship, Zodiac Boat Operations, Maritime Navigation and High Angle / Confined-Space Rescue Operations. The competition works to foster teamwork, and esprit de corps among the Guardian Angels.

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