Events

Events Schedule
Review, Reserve and Register

2020 PJ Reunion Hotel
Room Reservations Link...

Hotel Room reservations for the 2020 PJ Reunion and Rodeo are already underway. 

The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino has a block of rooms reserved for the PJ Reunion and Rodeo Guests.  Reserve your rooms early, get the discount...  use passcode PJA20, if requested

2020 PJ Reunion Events
Reunion Registration Portal...

The 2020 PJ Reunion events planning team, is working feverishly to finalize pricing, and event date and time schedules.  This year, we are using CVENT planner for the 2020 PJ Reunion registration portal.

The CVENT Portal Link will Go Live... as soon as the web-team, receives access to the registration portal, from the event planning team.

2020 PJ Rodeo Competitor Team
Sign-Up Link...

2020 PJ Rodeo Competitors, must sign-up at the PJ Rodeo website to register to compete.  Click the PJ Rodeo logo... and register to compete.

Competitors, don't forget to register for the Reunion... and reserve your rooms!

The Reunion Overview
September 23rd - 27th

The festivities kicks off  with an Ice Breaker Social, and continues with Hospitality Deck Socials, Motorcycle Excursion, Yoga, Zumba, Vendors Trade Show, PJ Rodeo Awards Ceremony Banquet, Country Western Dancing, Social Painting with some twists, Escape Club Adventure, VA Assistance Teams, Many Guest Speakers Planned, and more are being planned, with plenty of events in town and at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. 

The Rodeo Overview
September 21st - 25th

The PJ Rodeo kicks off with competitions on September 21st.  The PJ Rodeo competitors will be participating in scored events with many of the events located at the hotel, in view from the Hospitality Decks, and other locations at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Hotel. Everyone, including our FAG's (Former Action Guys) enjoys seeing the current PJ Warrior Force, demonstrating today's skills, procedures and gear.

2020 PJ Reunion Events Preview & Summary

Sep 23rd / Wednesday
Registration, Ice Breaker Social

  • 1300-1700 - Open Registration; VA Assistance table - Doug Horka,  *Troy Arce
  • 1800-2000 - Ice Breaker Opening; Poolside PJ Demos
  • 2100-2300 - * Event Game/Axe Throwing Competition - Steve West $
  • 2100-2400 - Hospitality Room Events; Other PJ Reunion Events (MBA)

Sep 24th/ Thursday
Registration, Poolside with the Competitors

  •  0900-1600 - High Angle Rope Skill; Pool Side/Demo; Serenity Deck Social
  • 1000-1200 - Dr’s Galloway - Health and Wealth Seminar
  • 1000-1400 - STAR (Special Tactics and Rescue) Vendor Show
  • 1000-1500 - Open Registration
  • 1400-1500 - Wine Tasting $25 each (first 50).  Educate your palate!
  • 1730-1930 - VIP Sponsor’s & Competitors Social
  • 2000-2300 - The “Last Full Measure” Special Event...
    See intro below.  Don't miss the opportunity for the final Tribute…

Sep 25th / Friday
Monster Mash, Hotel Poolside, Rodeo Awards Ceremony, plus Special Events (TBA)

  • 1000-1200 - *Workshop with Sue Pighini
    https://www.suepighini.com, other speakers TBA * Troy Arce?
  • 1400-1500 - Wine Tasting $25 (first 50).  Educate your palate!
  • 1730-2000 - Rodeo Awards Event
  • 2000-2200 - Fun Events
  • Painting with Friends - Join us for an unforgettable 2 hour evening painting with friends in Reno! Everything you need for a great night out.  Bring a smile, we handle the rest! First 100!  $30 each.
  • Escape Club - You are a group of the world’s greatest thieves. Your next prize is the world’s second largest diamond kept in a High Security bank vault of the Grand Centurion Casino. $30 each, 6 per room, takes 1 hour

Sep 26th / Saturday
Monster Mash, Hotel Poolside, Rodeo Awards Ceremony, plus Special Events (TBA)

  • 0900–1200 - General Membership Meeting
  • 1230-1600 -  Motorcycle ride
    Contact Tom Beranek - wscr1085@comcast.net  for info and participation (large Bike Rally going on in town) Street Vibrations Fall Rally http://roadshowsreno.com/sv_fall.php
  • 1730-2100 - Reunion Banquet – wear something Maroon.  Following the Banquet, the Hospitality room will be open from 10pm - midnight.

2020 PJ Rodeo Events Preview & Summary

Sep 20th/Sunday – Travel Day

Sep 21st/Monday – Competitor Events

  • 1st Skills Test/Marksmanship
    Regional Public Safety Training Center
    Reno, NV 

Sep 22nd/Tuesday – Competitor & Social Events

  • 2nd Skills Test Water and Medical Skills
    Incline Beach/967 Lakeshore Boulevard
    Incline Village
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Competitor Social, at Hotel Lex Room
    Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Sep 23rd/Wednesday – Competitor & Social Events

  • 3rd Skills Test
    Jump Day and Opening Ceremony
    Reno Stead Airport, Reno NV
  • 1800-2000 PJ Reunion Opening Ceremony
    Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Sep 24th/Thursday – Competitor & Social Events

  • 4th Skills Test
    High Angle Rope Work
    Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
  • 1730-1930 Sponsor Appreciation Events
    Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Sep 25th/Friday– Monster Mash Skills

  •  10:00 - 14:00 STAR (Special Tactics and Rescue) Vendor Show
  • Competitors and GA Summit Teams Meetings
  • 1530-2000 Competitor Awards Ceremony
    Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Sep 26th/Saturday – Meetings & Social Events

  • PJA Business Meeting
  • 1530-2100 PJ Association Banquet
    Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Sep 27/Sunday – Travel Day

The Guardian Angel Summit Leadership Teams will also meet and attend events, presenting opportunities for introductions and socializing

2020 PJA Reunion “Last Full Measure” Movie Overview and Announcement
Thursday, September 24, 2020. Time and Location TBA.

The PJ Association is presenting an exclusive showing of “The Last Full Measure”.  This extraordinary 2020 film highlights Pararescueman William H. Pitsenbarger, and the determination to have his Air Force Cross upgraded to the Medal Of honor of Honor.

The “Mud Soldiers” of Charlie Company, the Big Red One, and their wives, and Pits’ PJ Brothers struggled for over 30 years to honor this hero who saved lives by sacrificing his own in the battle of Abilene, the bloodiest conflict of the Vietnam War.

The director and writer Todd Robinson, and executive producer Sidney Sherman spent 20 years working to bring this film to the big screen. The Honorable Witt Peters, former Secretary of the Air Force, who played an important role in Pits’ Medal of Honor award, will also be given the honorarium of PJ brother.

A one-time memorable group photo will be taken after the movie with our honorary guests, so bring your berets. You dont want to miss out.

Q & A after the Movie with the Following:

Todd Robinson, writer and director of LFM; Sidney Sherman, executive producer of LFM; Travis Aaron Wade, producer and actor of LFM; Witt Peters, former Secretary of the Air Force, David Milstein, PJ onsite during Pits’ battle, Harry O’Bierne, PJ onsite during Pits’ battle, Some of the surviving members of Charlie Company, Big Red One - the “Mud Soldiers”, John Pighini, PJ advisor for the LFM, Possibly, a mystery guest (more information to come from VP John Pighini)

Make history, and be a part of the largest Photo gathering of PJ's and CRO's ever, in a single photograph

Mission and Purpose

PJA Reunion and Rodeo

The 2020 PJ Rodeo and Reunion

The PJ Association holds Bi-Annual PJ Reunion and Rodeo Events around the USA...

Every two years, on even numbered years, Active Duty, Air Force Reserve, Air Force Guard, and retired and celebrated PJ's gather to celebrate the brotherhood, to honor the legacy of USAF Pararescue, and to remember and celebrate those who gave all, '...That Others May Live'.

The 2020 PJ Rodeo and Reunion

This world-class 'Gathering of  Eagles' brings Pararescuemen from around the world...

The PJ Rodeo brings together as many as 25 two-man teams, for this tough, but friendly competition.  The PJ Rodeo competition tests today's special operator skills, tactics, techniques and procedures used by USAF Pararescuemen on the battlefield, and in humanitarian actions around the globe.

Attended by the pioneers and men... who created the history and legacy of USAF Pararescue Teams

Introduce yourself to seasoned Pararescuemen, and the next generation of warriors and humanitarians...

Attended by the warriors waging... war on terror, and who are protecting and preserving our homeland.

Shake hands with those at the center of humanitarian actions, serving honorably 'That Others May Live'...

Meet these humanitarian angels... with a storied history rich in valorous deeds on and off of the battlefield...

Honor and celebrate the heroic deeds of Pararescuemen living and lost, 'That Others May Live'...

We Honor and Celebrate the Heroic Lives of Pararescuemen, Living and Lost while Saving Lives '...That Others May Live'

The Stats and Facts Jack, from PJ Reunions and Rodeos Past

600+ members and guests (2016); 750+ guest attendance (2018); 1500+ PJ Association members; up to 25 teams of two competitors for each team; competitor team awards for best team performance, individual prizes for skills and top performers (top shooter, etc.)