Can you recall the motto: “That others may live”? Or do the military men going down in parachutes in the military games you played ever cross your mind after playing the breath-taking game? They are actually what we can call Para-rescue Specialist—more popularly known as PJs—working under Air Force.
Yes, buddies! Air Force isn’t all about high technology geared up fighter jets and pilots or satellite programmers. PJs are included in cream of the crops under Air Force and Special Forces as a whole. Cool huh? But these combatants had undergone intrinsically designed program training such as battle tactics, rescue and removal, and other emergency measures requiring medical attention. The PJs are all ready to give up their limbs—and lives—for their comrades-in-arms at any battle.
If you’re interested to be a Para-rescue Specialist, you have to hold US citizenship and a 28 year old male. Further, a candidate must have accomplished 44% marks in GTS (General Technical Score) on ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). He must have the minimum height requirement of 5 foot and 4 inches and a 20/20 eye vision and is not color blind.
Admitted candidates will be attending a two-month boot camp for physical fitness training in Lackland Air Force Base located in the confines of Texas. Candidates who make the cut will proceed to a two-year long advance preparation. Referring to the website of Air Force Special Operations Command, training grounds for the promising Para-rescue Specialist are comprised of 8 various schools. Concluding the advance training is a half year Para-rescue Recovery Specialist Course in the heart of Kirtland. The program summarizes and applies all the elementary and advance knowledge input that the future combatants into a realistic on-the-job training.