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Takur Ghar – 17 Hours on a Mountain Top

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla.  Fifteen years after a 17-hour battle on an Afghan mountaintop, a pararescueman’s extraordinary heroism is recognized with an Air Force Cross, following a service-wide review of medals awarded since 9/11. Then-Tech. Sgt. Keary Miller --against overwhelming odds and a barrage of heavy fire from Al Qaeda militants-- dashed through deep snow into…
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The Walk of Heroes

Help the PJ Association to raise the funds to support the Walk of Heroes Air Force Cross Monuments The Walk of Heroes - The Walk of Heroes in Heritage Park, which features monuments for all enlisted AF Cross recipients, is growing.  We have contacted our source to create 2 new marble monuments for AF Cross…
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300 of Sparta Endurance Race

PJA Family Services Fundraiser and The 300 of Sparta Endurance Race [row] [span4] There has never a better feeling than helping and contributing to someone's success especially when the situation has been a difficult for them. Let me introduce you to Robert Owens, a former Pararescuemen, (PJ Class 76-02 in 1975). Robert as with many…
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The Pararescue Memorial

The Pararescue Memorial The Pararescue Memorial is a project being developed by the Association and funded by PJ Association members and sponsors to memorialize Pararescuemen who have served their country in times of conflict and where humanitarian relief seemed out of reach to all but the men who make the impossible, possible. Help us fund…
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SMSgt Greg Lepley

SMSgt (Ret) Greg Lepley The Mission On Jan 9, 2017 SMSgt  (Ret) Gregory M, Lepley,  a 21 Year USAF Pararescue veteran passed away in the nursing home he resided in for six years.  He had been listed as homeless and lays in the funeral home to this day. Greg is divorced, his only son Michael…
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Mission Accomplished, SMSgt (Ret) Greg Lepley

Mission Accomplished Your participation and support made this request for a good cause, a complete success! We have raised the funds necessary to get SMSgt Greg Lepley to his finale resting place in Pennsylvania.  We are awaiting further information on his burial. If you would like to continue to contribute and donate to the future…
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Gregory M. Lepley, SMSgt Retired, Pararescue

Pararescue Brothers On Jan 9, 2017 SMSgt  (Ret) Gregory M, Lepley,  21 Year Pararescue USAF veteran passed away in the nursing home he resided in for six years. He had been listed as homeless and lays in the funeral home to this day.  Greg is divorced, his only son Michael cannot afford the costs in…
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Camaraderie

Foster Camaraderie To foster camaraderie among those who have earned the title, USAF Pararescueman.
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Commemorate

Commemorate To commemorate fittingly the memory of all Pararescuemen who have given, or will give, their lives in defense of freedom.
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History

Our History To encourage and to assist in the preservation, protection, and recording of the history, documents, artifacts, memorabilia, personal recollections and accounts, characterizations of past PJ's, research, incidents, and origins of the USAF Pararescueman.
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Prepare for the Future

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Standards

Standards of Excellence To encourage the continued high standards of excellence in leadership training, overall esprit, professional competence, and equipment for USAF Pararescue Operators.
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Community

Extended Community To provide an extended community for all Pararescuemen and their families.
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Jake’s Story – A Service Dog Tale

Jake's Story Jake Kauffman needs the PJ Association to help him acquire a service dog.  Jake is an active duty PJ, suffering the effects of combat related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A specially trained PTSD dog provides a sense of security, calming effects and physical exercise that can make a positive difference in the life…
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