Monday, March 4, 2013

They do what?!

An AF PJ - well, they do pretty much everything...

"Everything"  you say?  Yes, Everything

A Pararescueman is proficiently trained to rescue whomever in any condition, terrain, weather, etc.  Those who have been watching the #NationalGeographic series "Inside Combat Rescue" Monday nights at 2200, will see them doing actual combat rescue.  This is what they are truly trained to do.  But they are not showing so much more...

They are trained in water rescue; paratrooping into the ocean with a RAMZ package, jumping straight out of C-130 or a HH-60G.  They would either hoist their victims out (as seen in the movie The Perfect Storm), or bring them into a Zodiac boat (RAMZ) and await pick up.  Either way, most of these rescues are performed while at sea, but don't worry they will pull you out of flooding waters (Hurricane Katrina) if that is necessary.  



I'll talk about Mounatin rescues next...