Recommended Pages for first time visitors:
Short history of Pararescue
Learn about the beginnings of Pararescue and some of the accomplishments and missions that PJs have undertaken.
Here is a general overview of the Pararescue careerfield including capabilities, incentive pays, duty stations, and eligibility requirements.
A complete and detailed description of the OL-H, easily the most physically demanding school in the Air Force. Details of the exercises, water harassment, swim and run times, and other criteria required to graduate the Indoctrination course..."Quality not quantity".
Visit the final and longest school in the pipeline. Contains descriptions and pictures relating to every phase of the USAF Pararescue school located at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Various pictures of exercises and training events. Rarely updated...this too shall pass...
Sign My GuestBook
Sign the guestbook and let me know what you think.
View My GuestBook
See who has been here before.
Been here before?
Then you can see things have changed somewhat. I did this to ensure people get the most from the site. Due to some good feedback, I removed the GIANT opening graphic so the page should load faster. As Always, let me know what you think and fill out the Feedback form so I can improve it even more.
Get the word out:
Spread the word, E-Mail your friends, let them know this page exists! I am getting a lot of hits, E-Mails, and questions but can always go for more! And on that note, please be patient as I am TDY a lot and it may take me a while to clear the mail box.
Marines, Air Force conduct first joint SAR exercise on Okinawa
Rescue squadron aids state after massive ice storm
Air Force names top Pararescuers for 1997
Air Force, Coast Guard rescue 28 people from sinking ship in Atlantic
November 3rd Edition of AF Television News highlights little known and demanding Pararescue careerfield
352nd SOG leads Namibian SAR operation
Air Force Seeks Retrainees for Special Operations
Air Force STARS perform at scout jamboree
Rescue Wing supports Operation Northern Watch
Special Operators demonstrate skills to CMSAF
Special Ops Airman invade speedway for rescue attempt
Reenlistment bonuses increase in 6 skills (Including Pararescue 1T2X1)
Rescue squadrons save three seamen
Canada honors Alaska Air National Guard
Air Force Opens limited prior service recruiting
Fill out my feedback survey and tell me what you think, ask questions, or give suggestions as to improving the site. Be EXTREMELY patient these days as I am studying for MSGT hard and heavy and will not be on the PC all that often.
Updated as often as I can, see whats new at the site and read email, news, etc. from various humans out in the careerfield.
Copyright © 1997 & 1998 James J. Thede. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without the expressed written permission of James J. Thede is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved. The opinions expressed on this page are not necessarily those of Geocities. DISCLAIMER: This page is an unofficial web site. It does not represent information or opinions endorsed by the United States Government, the United States Air Force or the United States Air Force Special Operations Command. The opinions expressed on this page are STRICTLY those of the author.
THANKS FOR VISITING MY HOME PAGE...IF YOU ARE HIGHLY MOTIVATED, IN GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION, AND LIKE A DEMANDING LIFESTYLE, MAYBE YOU CAN BE ONE OF US...MAYBE NOT.
Visit the NASA Trans Oceanic Abort Landing (TAL) site page and see what happens if the shuttle has to abort...NOTE: PJ's are on station at the specified TAL sites every time a shuttle launches...(look under "aircraft support" on the page).