TITLE: Pararescue Indoctrination Course
AFSC: 1T231 DATE UPDATED: 11/21/2014
SECURITY: Unclassified
LOCATION: Lackland AFB (Tech Trng)
LENGTH: 45 AETC training days
ORG/PGM: Air Education and Training Command / Technical Training
CLASS FREQ: 5 classes per year

Course Description:
Screens and trains qualified airmen for the Pararescue specialty. Students are put through a rigorous mental and physical training program that prepares them for all pipeline courses and their final AFSC awarding course. Includes: run, swim, underwater confidence, calisthenics, lifetime fitness principles, circuit training, extended training days, rucksack marches, field drills IAW FM 21-20, medical terminology, metric manipulation, nutrition and nutrition performance, dive physics, dive terminology/tables, and aerospace physiological training. Upon graduation, students attend the following requisite pipeline courses before attending their AFSC-awarding school: Air Force Combat Dive Course, US Army Airborne Parachutist, US Army Military Freefall Parachutist, US Air Force Combat Survival (SV-80), Pararescue Emergency Medical Technician - Basic and Paramedic courses and Pararescue Apprentice.


All trainee's (NPS/GTEPs, retrainees, ARC, AF prior service, and sister service prior service) must successfully complete the Physical Ability and Stamina Test (PAST). Member must be a US citizen, be able to obtain a Secret clearance, volunteer for hazardous duty (e.g., military combat diver (SCUBA), military parachuting), score a minimum of 43 on the general category of the ASVAB test (sister service equivalent), must pass flying Class III physical with eye restriction as prescribed for parachutist/marine diving duty. All physicals MUST be reviewed and stamped by HQ AETC/SGPS (US Army will only recognize the AETC/SG stamp). The PAST criteria must be administered and the trainee must pass the test prior to attending the Pararescue Indoctrination Course. For Non-Prior Service trainee's, the test will administered during Basic Military Training (BMT), GTEPs will be tested prior to attending BMT and during BMT, Prior Service will be tested at the Recruiting Station.

Special Notes:

ATTENTION ALL MPFs/Unit TMs: PJ Indoctrination graduation dates are now aligned with Air Force Combat Dive Course start dates meaning students will depart direct for Dive training from Lackland AFB TX. They will not return to home unit. You should be contacted by the PJ Pipeline Manager, Mrs. Kxxxxxx Mxxxx, 37 TRG/DOP, DSN 473-xxxx, at least two weeks in advance of the Indoctrination Course graduation to begin processing amendments/orders. All NPS, Prior service, retrainee's, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and active duty Combat Rescue Officer's will leave from Lackland AFB Texas direct to Panama City FL to attend the Air Force Combat Dive Course.