The PJ Association
PJA Mission and Membership
We are mission central for Pararescuemen, Association members and PJA sponsored events such as biannual Reunions and Rodeos.
We fund events and memorials commemorating the valorous, humanitarian and combat actions of Pararescuemen serving the globe.
As an IRS Designated 501c-19 organization, the PJ Association recognizes and promotes the values established in the Pararescue Creed ‘That Others May Live’. As a private non-profit organization, your association needs your continued support, to fund world-class events for our membership!
The PJA Service Award
The Pararescue Association Service Award is a newly established award in honor of two distinct forefathers of the association, Kerry (KO) Kelly and William (Bill) Vargas.
The award is presented to an individual or individuals that have distinguished themselves for continued contributions and support to the Pararescue Associations and more importantly to the Pararescue community at large.
Individuals receiving this award have given of themselves untiring time, energy, and support for the improvement of the association and its mission.
Celebrate, Respect and Honor
We celebrate, respect and honor the past and the present, and we prepare for the future with the contributions and support of our association membership, from our active duty, retired and former Pararescuemen, and from the families and friends of Pararescuemen.
About the PJA
The PJ Association is founded on the distinctive relationship among men in the Pararescue career.
Our members share the bond and spirit of the Pararescue brotherhood.
The Association provides the initiative and resources to promote special events and activity, and to document the history, heritage and legacy of USAF Pararescuemen.About the Association...
Join the PJA
Membership in the PJ Association is open to active, retired and former Pararescuemen, to friends, family and individuals who support, or have supported USAF Pararescue.
Join the PJ Association, get active, sign up for the newsletter, stay informed and participate. Memberships include Life, PJA Member, Associate, Honorary, Legacy, Gold, Star and Widows of PJ's lost in action or training.Join the Association...
With active engagement and participation from members, we remember those who came before us. We demonstrate respect and recognition for those at the tip of the spear in global missions of humanitarian aid and the war against terror, as we help to shape the future of Pararescue with our collective and experienced vision.
It is to this mission and fraternity that we have organized the PJ Association.Support the Association...
The 2023 PJ Rodeo and PJA Reunion
The 2023 PJA Reunion and PJ Rodeo will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, and hosted by the 123rd RQS. At this gathering of eagles, PJ’s, CRO’s, PJ Competitor Teams, Honored Guests, Family and Friends of the PJA will converge to honor and celebrate the history and heritage of Pararescue.
The 2023 PJA Reunion
September 6th - 9th, 2023
The 2023 PJ Reunion will be held at the historic Galt House, located in the business district of Louisville, Kentucky September 6 - 9, checking-out the 10th.
It is the place to be in September 2023... Start your Engines!
The 2023 PJ Rodeo
September 3rd - 9th, 2023
The 2023 PJ Rodeo will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, September 3 - 9, 2023, checking out the 10th. This event is to be hosted by the 123rd STS.
Get your PJ Rodeo fix in Louisville with your friends and colleagues.
Meet Our Industry Leading Sponsors
PJ Rodeo Sponsors generously support this Gathering of Eagles bringing together PJ’s, USAF and Canadian Special Tactics airmen, in a friendly, but fierce competition.
With the 2023 PJ Rodeo and PJA Reunion event, we honor past and future generations of Pararescuemen, and all Special Warfare Airmen and Operators. Sponsorship opportunities are snapped-up quickly... so sign up and show up early.
Heritage Banquet Co-Sponsors
The PJ Heritage Banquet is a premier multi-sponsor event that concludes the entire week of competition and camaraderie across generations of active duty, retired, and former rescue and special operators, from Vietnam to those serving in the fight against terror, and war-fighting and humanitarian campaigns.
Serving customers in the United States, Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. is a premier mortgage finance services, offering purchase, refinance, reverse mortgage, and multi-family and wholesale lending products.
The Illira Group was founded to develop better public safety practices for individuals, organizations and government. Specializing in partnerships, we develop sustainable solutions to ensure that strategic goals and expectations are preserved.
PJ Warrior Events Co-Sponsors
The PJ Warrior Sponsorship recognizes and honors all rescue and special operations competitor teams from rescue squadrons, special tactics units and training squadrons. This morale and Espirit de Corps event provides these fierce competitors a break from the action with an event to remember!
The PJ Rodeo Sponsor Spotlight
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