"That Others May Live...to Return with Honor"
Pararescue and Survival Orientation Course (PJOC):
For 7 training days cadets will be introduced to some of the skills and requirements of Pararescuemen (PJ's), Combat Rescue Officers (CRO's), and Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) Specialists. During PJOC cadets will gain experience and training in land navigation, survival techniques, rock climbing, rappelling and other various skills used in rescue operations.
PJOC is an introduction to the mission of the Guardian Angle Weapon System (GA), a non-aircraft, equipment-based weapon system of the United States Air Force. GA is organized into nine specific capabilities: Prepare, Mission Plan, Insert, Movement, Actions on Objective, Medically Treat, Extract, Reintegrate, and Adapt. For more details on GA please visit: Guardian Angel Factsheet , Guardian Angle Factsheet #2.
This activity promotes teamwork, physical fitness and builds character.
This activity is 9 days long, 7 training days with two travel days.
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
Age 15 by activity start date*
You must have encampment credit when you apply
Excellent physical condition
Physical Participation Category I - Unrestricted**
Must pass PJOC Physical Fitness Evaluation prior to PJOC***
UPDATED: 16 December, 2014, check back often for updates!
PJOC is looking for CAP senior staff members. Preferred backgrounds in Pararescue, CRO, SERE, military, special tactics, and former PJOC / APJOC graduates. All in excellent physical condition, highly self motivated and willing to learn.
If interested in a staff position, if interested apply through eServices.
* PJOC in New Mexico at Kirtland AFB has a minimum of 15 years of age.
**PJOC is a very physically strenuous activity.
***If selected to attend PJOC the cadet's Squadron and parent / guardian / financially responsible party must certify that the student has passed the PJOC Physical Fitness Examination (PFE) prior to arrival at PJOC. Any falsification of this documentation will result in an involuntary removal from training and return home at the parent / guardian / financially responsible party's expense.