WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY -Pararescue Jumpers test their marksmanship skills on the range at FS Gabreski Air National Guard Station during a weeklong Pararescue Rodeo being hosted this week by the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard. Teams from across the country are participating.
PJ Stands for Pararescue Jumper, the specialists trained to jump into water or hostile terrain to retrieve downed Airmen.
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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