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  • PJ Rodeo tests for the "Best PJ"

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — More than 400 current and former pararescuemen, or PJs, and spectators gathered Sept. 17 to 21 for the 10th biennial PJ Rodeo, a chance for active-duty, Reserve and retired PJs to gather and compete in two-man teams for the title of “Best PJ,” here.  “It’s a competition that everyone takes seriously, but more importantly it’s
  • PJ Rodeo tests for the "Best PJ"

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — More than 400 current and former pararescuemen, or PJs, and spectators gathered Sept. 17 to 21 for the 10th biennial PJ Rodeo, a chance for active-duty, Reserve and retired PJs to gather and compete in two-man teams for the title of “Best PJ,” here.  “It’s a competition that everyone takes seriously, but more importantly it’s
  • Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

    Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.
  • Airman seeks to rejoin pararescue team despite loss of leg

    In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter. A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. O’Neill finally told doctors to remove his left leg last year, but he remains determined to continue his career as a pararescueman.
  • Airman seeks to rejoin pararescue team despite loss of leg

    In July 2011, Staff Sgt. August O’Neill, a pararescueman, was sent to rescue a group of Marines pinned down in Afghanistan when enemy insurgents opened fire on his team’s helicopter. A round bounced off the helicopter’s door, tearing through both of O’Neill’s lower legs and critically wounding his left. O’Neill finally told doctors to remove his left leg last year, but he remains determined to continue his career as a pararescueman.
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