Same job, many skills

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Rescue Reservists from the Air Force Reserve?s 920th Rescue Wing here have a new campaign to showcase their life-saving skills for two upcoming Air Force events; Air Force Week, October 26-29, 2010 and the Cocoa Beach Air Show, October 30-31, 2010. As shown on this flyer, four different PJs are outfitted in completely different gear to show the multitude of skills they have to perform rescues. In one scenario they could be climbing a mountain to rescue a missing hiker, and in a very different scenario they could be freefalling from the back of a C-130 to get to someone who needs help at sea. PJs go through extensive training to get and maintain their many qualifications. Each PJ is an expert SCUBA diver, mountaineer, marksman and parachutist. Not to mention their main job - to save a life. Throughout their careers they must obtain and maintain emergency medical/paramedic qualifications. The 920th RQW is an Air Force Reserve Command combat search and rescue unit with two geographically separated units, one at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and the other at Portland International Airport, Ore. All three units have Reserve PJs assigned who not only serve as Citizen Airmen but also hold civilian jobs in their communities. This is one of many of the careers offered in the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

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