2018 PJ Rodeo & Reunion
The Sponsors Who Made it Possible...
PJ Reunions and Rodeos are PJ Association Sanctioned Events. The PJ Association is heavily dependent on Rodeo Sponsors and PJ Association Members to host these world class bi-annual events. We are grateful to all of our Sponsors, for their Sponsorship and Support.
The PJ Heritage Banquet Sponsor
The PJ Association recognizes SunWest Mortgage Company, Inc., for their generous sponsorship of the PJ Heritage Banquet, the Premier Event for the 2018 PJ Rodeo. The PJ Heritage Banquet concluded the entire week of competition and camaraderie across generations of active duty, retired, former rescue and special operators, from Vietnam to those serving in the fight against terror and humanitarian campaigns.
The Generations Icebreaker Sponsor
The PJ Association recognizes North American Rescue, Inc., for their generous sponsorship of the Generations Icebreaker Event. This, the opening event for the 2018 PJ Reunion and PJ Rodeo, introduced generations of PJ's spanning a decades long legacy of commitment and extraordinary service to our nation.
The Generations Icebreaker is a premier function of the PJ Reunion and Rodeo, introducing Pararescue Teams from around the world, who will be competing in the tough, but friendly PJ Rodeo.
The PJ Association holds Bi-Annual PJ Rodeo and PJ Reunion events at selected locations across the US.
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'.
This world-class 'Gathering of Eagles' brings Pararescuemen from around the world...
in up to 25 two-man teams, in a friendly, but very tough competition designed to test the skill, tactics, techniques and procedures USAF Pararescue Teams are employing on the battlefield today. The winning team holds the title "Best PJ" until the next bi-annual PJ Rodeo..
2018 Events Summary & Snapshots
- Sep 16/Sun- Travel Day
- Sep 17/Mon- 1st Skills Test
- Sep 18/Tues- 2d Skills Test
- Sep 18/Tues- Competitor Social
- Sep 19/Wed- 3d Skills Test
- Sep 19/Wed- Commando BBQ
- Sep 20/Thurs- 4th Skills Test
- Sep 20/Thurs- Sponsor Appreciation
- Sep 21/Fri- Vendors Show
- Sep 21/Fri- Final Skills Test
- Sep 21/Fri- Awards Ceremony
- Sep 22/Sat- PJA Biz Meeting
- Sep 22/Sat- Heritage Banquet
- Sep 23- Travel Day
Snapshot Stats and Facts
- 600+ members and guests
at 2016 PJ Rodeo and Reunion
- 750+ guest attendance
estimated for 2018 PJ Rodeo
- 1500+ association members
- 25 teams of two competitors
- Team awards for best team performance
- Individual prizes for skills
performance (top shooter, etc.)
Attended by the pioneers and men that created the history and legacy of USAF Pararescue. Introduce yourself to seasoned Pararescue combat veterans, the next generation of Pararescue warriors and everyone in between.
Attended by the warriors who wage battle in the war on terror to preserve our way of life in the United States. Shake hands with those at the center of humanitarian actions around the world, and those who honorably represent our country on the battlefield and at home where they are needed.
These war-fighters and humanitarian angels have a storied history rich in valorous deeds on and off of the battlefield. We will honor and celebrate the lives of Pararescuemen lost while savings lives during heroic deeds over the years.
The PJ Association holds Bi-Annual PJ Reunions and PJ Rodeo Events at selected locations across the US. 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 teammates who gave all, 'That Others May Live'.
The 2018 PJ Reunion
Wednesday, September 19th -
Saturday September 22nd, 2018
09/19 - Wednesday | Generations Ice Breaker...
The Generations Icebreaker kicked off the 2018 PJ Reunion and Rodeo. Introducing generations of PJs spanning decades, it will announce the PJ Rodeo teams competing from around the world. This grand event is will be held at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel, and is scheduled as the opening event.
09/20 - Thursday | Breakfast at Guenther House and Missions Tour...
Beginning with an awesome breakfast buffet at the Guenther House, built in 1859 (not accessible for anyone who cannot negotiate stairs), we then continue with a tour of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site, this park preserves four of the five missions located in San Antonio, the Mission Concepción, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada.
09/20 Thursday, or Friday 9/21 | PJ INDOC Tour – TBD...
(Course Requirements Will Dictate) Take a tour where it all starts!
09/20 Thursday | Texas Hold 'Em Tournament...
There’s no way we can get away without hosting a Texas Hold-em tournament. Prizes will be given for first through third place. There will be professional dealers and a cash bar available.
09/20 - Thursday | Painting with a Twist...
Come, relax and have a fun evening painting!. Leave with a hand-painted masterpiece custom designed for the PJ Reunion.
09/20 Thursday | Riverboat Dinner Cruise...
This private dinner cruise is the ultimate way to enjoy the Riverwalk! Dinner will consist of a Classic Caesar Salad, selection of New York Strip Steak or Red Snapper A La Grecque and Chocolate Fondant for dessert. Each entree is served with Chef's choice of accompaniments and fresh seasoned vegetables. Coffee, Tea & Water come with the meal. However, there will be beer, wine & margaritas for purchase on the boat at an additional charge.
09/20 Thursday, or Friday 09/21 | Bravo! Latino! Musical Performance...
This free performance at the Arneson River Theatre will include songs and compositions of Latin Jazz and Rock with influences from Spanish and African indigenous sources. Enjoy a night on the river with live music! –
9/20 Thursday or Friday, 9/21 - A Taste of Fredericksburg Wine Tour...
Visit two Hill Country wineries before spending 90 mins to freely explore the town of Fredericksburg, TX and its historic German charm. Transportation and wine tasting fees included.
The 2018 PJ Reunion
Wednesday, September 19th -
Saturday September 22nd, 2018
09/21 - Friday | San Antonio, The Saga! (Main Plaza)...
A captivating laser light show on the magnificent façade of San Fernando Cathedral. This 7,000 sq ft projection with custom choreographed music in surround sound will narrate the historical discovery, settlement and development of San Antonio. Enjoy the FREE show and grab some awesome eats from local food truck vendors.
09/21 Friday | Rodeo Awards Ceremony...
Come congratulate the 2018 Best PJ Team! These warfighters train hard and deserve our support!
09/21 - Friday | Golf Tournament...
Come join us for a game of golf at The Golf Club of Texas! There will be transportation from the hotel to the golf course. Lunch at the golf course will be included.
09/22 - Saturday | Business Meeting...
This meeting is open to all PJ Association Members in Good Standing!
09/22 - Saturday | Shopping and Lunch at the Japanese Tea Garden...
Come join us for a fun shopping day! The bus will depart from the hotel and stop at the historic Pearl District. Here you can enjoy the Farmers Market (all vendors are sourced from within a 150-mile radius, and offer fresh, organically grown food as well as hand-crafted goods), retail shopping, & picturesque green spaces. The next stop will be the Japanese Tea Gardens where we will have a light lunch and take in the beautiful scenery before ending our trip at Market Square (the largest Mexican Market in the United States).
09/22 - Saturday | Motorcycle Ride
The Caliente Harley-Davidson San Antonio Chapter is sponsoring an awesome ride through the Texas Hill Country! You provide your own motorcycle; however, local motorcycle rental options are forthcoming from Caliente Harley-Davidson San Antonio along with route map & required waiver forms.
09/22 - Saturday | PJ Heritage Reception and Banquet...
The dress for the banquet is semi-formal or cocktail apparel. WARNING - the ballroom can only hold a limited number of attendees, so don't wait to get your tickets! You may risk not getting to attend this event.
Open Daily - Tour the Alamo – just a short walk from the hotel. Make sure you take a FREE tour through the Alamo while you’re here in town.
Offered Daily - Sound Therapy – completely relax with a 20-minute sound therapy session. Your body will thank you! Registration will take place on-site at the hotel. Slots will fill up quick, so make your reservation when checking in for the reunion.
We honor and celebrate the lives of all Pararescuemen lost while savings lives during heroic deeds over the years