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Pararescuemen (also known as PJs) are United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operators tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. These special operations units are also used to support NASA missions and have been used to recover astronauts after water landings. They are attached to other SOF teams from all branches to conduct other operations as appropriate. Of the 22 enlisted Air Force Cross recipients, 12 are Pararescuemen. They wear the maroon beret as a symbol of their elite status, and to symbolize the blood shed by past PJs, as well as the blood current PJs are willing to shed to save lives. Part of the little-known Air Force Special Operations community and long an enlisted preserve, the Pararescue service began commissioning Combat Rescue Officers early in the 21st century.
originally posted by: JohnthePhilistine
They don't rank with them at all. I often work at Hurlbert and Eglin AFB as well as Pensacola NAS. I see all the branches of service train and I have seen their behavior in public. The AF special ops guys are pampered and soft.
Unless you are a natural born killer I highly recommend joining the AF to any young person. Better money, less mortality, dependents are not moved around as often, boys and girls prancing around the base together in civies. Very much like prep school with more PT.
originally posted by: mazzroth
Pussies, try living in a cave on dialysis in the desert coordinating a rag tag bunch of Muslims to launch the greatest ever attack on Western soil and bring it ( the West ) to her knees ? he didn't train all day long, he performed a miracle yes ?
Osama bin Laden over 15 years has financially crippled the US and morally bankrupted it. In a 100 years he will go down as the Greatest ever Muslim and fools living in tents wearing rags on their head will worship him.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Death_Kron
They are advanced combat medics.
Their ONLY job is life.
The can shoot well too but they are not combat troops,per say.
Spatznaz troops train to withstand pain which very well may make them the winners,some die during their training and THEY ARE Russia's.
Toughness and intelligence is paramount.