What does so others may live mean?

PJs put their own lives on the line everyday for both military and civilian families in an effort to bring Americans home. The PJ motto, “That Others May Live,” reaffirms their commitment to saving lives and self-sacrifice, without which thousands of service members and civilians would have perished.

Why are Pararescue called PJ?

The term “Para Jumper” is a retronym of the initials “PJ” which represent the Military Duty Identifiers; P =Parachutist and J= Diver, that were used on an Air Force Form 5 (Aircrew Flight Log) to identify anyone who is on board in order to jump from the aircraft.

What is a PJ in the military?

Air Force Pararescuemen, also known as PJs, are the only DoD elite combat forces specifically organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum Personnel Recovery (PR) to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations.

What is the PJ motto?

The Pararescue (PJ) motto, “These Things We Do, That Others May Live” is one of the most badass mottos ever.

What does it take to be a PJ?

PJ training is one of the most rigorous in the U.S. military and can take up to two years to complete. It includes Basic, physical training, dive school, airborne training, survival training, and emergency medical training.

Can Air Force security forces go to sniper school?

USAF Security Forces Counter Snipers Teams were first trained at The Air Force Counter Sniper School at Camp Joseph T. Robinson Army National Guard facility in Arkansas. In 2008 the school was moved to Ft Bliss outside El Paso, TX. The course was renamed Close Precision Engagement Team with the move to Bliss.

What knives do Pararescue use?

If a knife’s primary use will be deep slicing, a knife with a curved belly would apply (like the Paraeagle), if a stronger point is required, with a stronger tip, the tanto-bladed PJLT is a good bet. If a super heavy duty knife is needed, the full sized PJ may be the tool just right for the job.