Pararescue Foundation

October 02, 2023

Pararescue Foundation

Frozen Tundra

The Pararescue Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to exclusively supporting the U.S. Air Force Pararescue and Combat Rescue Officer service members, veterans and their families.

As members of U. S. Air Force Special Warfare, Pararescue specialists rescue and medically treat downed military personnel all over the world. Pararescuemen, also known as “PJs,” and their Combat Rescue Officer leaders are the only U.S. force specifically trained and equipped to execute the most dangerous and technical rescue operations worldwide.  Regardless of enemy threat or environmental conditions, these elite warriors stand ready to find isolated and injured people, render expert medical care, and return them safely.


The Pararescue Foundation is guided by 3 goals to execute their mission:

  • Relieve the physical and psychological demands of service
  • Provide tragedy, transition, and education assistance
  • Honor the commitment and sacrifice of those who live by the motto:  "That Others May Live"

Such selfless service takes a toll on military families.  These warriors operate at a convergence of roles known to be high-risk for Post-Traumatic Stress: ground combat, trauma medicine, and the recovery of human remains.  Also, the physical burden of carrying patients, rescue equipment, and combat loads through parachute insertions, armed conflict, open ocean swims, glacier travel and mountainous terrain routinely results in chronic physical and neurological damage.


You can find out more about The Pararescue Foundation and keep up with other community events at or their social media accounts

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