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PJ/s have always been the lesser know of Special Operations. This is a ten star book on what America will do to preserve life of a fellow man. For the few who can complete the two year “pipeline” to becoming a PJ it can be a high speed low drag life style. The SEALS are America’s renowned naval commandos. Special Forces(Green Berets) The quiet professionals. Masters of unconventional warfare. Delta Force the Army’s elite counter-terrorism experts. 75th Ranger regiment,Army Rangers lead the way.160th SOAR The Night Stalkers – On time anyplace , anytime +/- 30 seconds. Marine Force Recon- Elite Reconnaissance Marines who carry out deep reconnaissance operations. All of the above forces put fear into they strike.
Now who do you call when you have a man down in really bad shape in a mine field or you have a vessel in high seas with a sick or injured crewman. The Air Force have a highly skilled small group of men.
Pararescuemen, or Pararescue Jumpers (PJs), of AFSOC Special Tactics Squadrons and Air Combat Command Rescue Squadrons, are special operators tasked with retrieving personnel from hostile environments. A typical Pararescue mission would entail insertion by helicopter behind enemy lines in order to find, treat and extract friendly forces such as a downed pilot or wounded special operator. PJs train to jump into water from hovering helicopters. They can also insert by parachute.
This is the Story of on Senior Master Sergeant William F. Sine,that did his whole carrier as PJ. You will learn what it take to become a PJ and what it take to stay on top of your game to save others. The injuries they are trained to treat would make so ER doctors cringe and then do this on a turbulent aircraft or almost alone in the middle of nowhere. SMSgt Sine also does a wonderful job of sharing exploits of fellow PJ’s and it not all about him. I think is smart choice of the Air Force now higher retired PJ’s to help in the training of the next generation of PJ’s. It is not hard to see why PJ’s fit into the Special Operations mold. Hats off to all PJ’s were every you are for your commitment to saving a life. May your Guardian Angels always look after you now and forever.