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Skydiving, scuba diving, mountain climbing: all are an adrenaline junkie’s dream, but they’re also part of the day-to-day duties of Air Force Reserve Pararescue Jumper (known as a PJ) Matthew Gaddy. In the simplest terms, a PJ helps people, whether it’s hikers who’ve lost their way or campers who’ve run into trouble.

grimm-fairy  asked:

So I saw a photo of a cat anxiously waiting for its human to finish repairing its favorite toy with a needle and thread. My question is, when FUBAR's favorite toy needs surgery, which one is it and who does the sewing?

I’VE SEEN THAT AND I THINK ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME!!!

Either Sam or Nat? Sam because I know pararescue jumpers are given (or can be given?!?) training in field medicine. So to me it’s plausible that Sam would know some medical stitches to fix up FUBAR’s favorite toy :3 Nat because I’m 1000% positive she’s stitched herself up on multiple occasions! 

Whoever it is, they get TONS of thank you kisses from both Foobs and Bucky when they’re done!

Military Convo's on Skype
  • Buddy: I still wonder what would have happened, or what would happen now, if the US and Russia would team up instead of shitting in each other's boots?
  • Buddy: Just imagine that joint ops of Delta Force and GRU removing terrorist leaders together, or Su-33s launched from a USN carrier slinging shit at pirates.
  • Me: FSB Alfa and Delta...jesus christ
  • Me: That is a fucking scary thought
  • Me: FSB Alfa/SMERSH/Vympel, MVD SOBR, SpetsGRU, Delta, US Army Green Berets with US Navy DEVGRU, RUS VDV, US Army 75th Rangers, US Air Force Pararescue Jumpers for support?
  • Me: Fuck. That. Shit.
  • Me: That is a BIG NOPE.
  • Buddy: And we can throw in GROM and 1st RPIMa as well. For exotic nope.
  • Buddy: (yes, 1st RPIMa, 'cause FRANCE STRONQUE)
  • Me: HELL THROW IN GIGN, KSK, SWEDISH SOG and NORWAY'S FJK/MJK IN THERE
  • Me: THEY'VE ALL TRAINED WITH EACH OTHER ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS
  • Buddy: And we'll need a Scottish bagpiper playing the same tune as a Serbian accordion player. For the sake of psychological warfare. Hell, I'd surrender at the cold stare of the Serbian while the strident whine of the bagpipe drills into my ears.
  • Me: SHIT. SPRINKLE IN SOME BRITISH, KIWI (New Zealand) AND AUSSIE S.A.S ON THERE
  • Buddy: ... someone fund this as a movie.
  • Me: SERIOUSLY.

Pararescuemen, also known as PJs (Pararescue Jumpers), are United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operatives tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. These special operations units are also used to support NASA missions and have been used to recover astronauts after water landings. They are attached to other SOF teams from all branches to conduct other operations as appropriate. Of the 22 enlisted Air Force Cross recipients, 12 are Pararescuemen. They wear the maroon beret as a symbol of their elite status, and to symbolize the blood shed by past PJs, as well as the blood current PJs are willing to shed to save lives.

An Afghan National Army commando, right, carries his wounded colleague as U.S Air Force Pararescue and Navy SEALs special operations forces carry another wounded Afghan National Army soldier to a medevac helicopter from the U.S. Army’s Task Force Lift “Dust Off,” Charlie Company 1-52, following a roadside bomb attack on the outskirts of Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, July 29, 2011. 

A team of U.S. Air Force pararescue jumpers, with Special Operations Task Force – South, render aid to an Afghan villager who was attacked by an unknown assailant during a village clearing operation in Shah Wali Kot District, June 25, 2011, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Missions such as these are conducted in order to hinder Taliban influence and improve overall security throughout the province.