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#2461 - 08/16/16 09:16 PM Daily life of a pj
LakeKid Offline
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Registered: 08/15/16
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Loc: Missouri
Okay, I've been sifting through the entirety of the Internet and these forums trying to find the answer to this question, what's the daily life of a pj like? There's all kinds of information out there about the training and what types of missions you do as a pj but I can't seem to find anything about the daily life, and in making a decision about pursuing this it would be great to know what that's like. I guess what I'm really looking for is what do you do between missions? Thanks in advance for any answers that come my way.

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#2462 - 08/17/16 10:59 AM Re: Daily life of a pj [Re: LakeKid]
Yukon Offline
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Registered: 11/16/14
Posts: 830
Loc: Anchorage AK
What do you currently do between working as a life guard at a major water park between saving drowning persons and between classes other than studying?

Or rather what do expect in regards of you quality of life becoming, if you do become a PJ, more fulfilling, satisfying and perhaps exciting and rewarding between missions?

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#2463 - 08/17/16 12:53 PM Re: Daily life of a pj [Re: LakeKid]
LakeKid Offline
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Registered: 08/15/16
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Loc: Missouri
My interest are competing in triathlons, mountain biking, swimming, other than the usual things such as being with friends. Obviously it's a demanding career that would require a pretty rigorous daily exercise routine (I assume), so I guess I'm just wondering how much free time you guys have?

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#2464 - 08/17/16 04:02 PM Re: Daily life of a pj [Re: LakeKid]
Yukon Offline
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Being mission ready and being available to be utilized to do the duties the Air Force by expenditure of significant public monies provided by tax payers trained you to do is your primary obligation. It's called military service and in choosing a military occupation such as pararescue it is military service that demands from you much of your time and effort.

There are plenty of PJs (and CCT, SOW, TACP too) who participate in off duty activities such as competing in triathlons, mountain biking, swimming, and do things such as being with friends, however your duty schedule which include training to sustain readiness and qualification to be tasked to do a mission has priority over being available to compete in triathlons, being in the fighting ring and etc that have existence of being a scheduled event that conflicts with your duty schedule (which is not a simple 8 hour five days a week shift schedule).

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#2465 - 08/17/16 04:11 PM Re: Daily life of a pj [Re: LakeKid]
LakeKid Offline
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Registered: 08/15/16
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Okay I assumed as much, thanks for the information.

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#2466 - 08/18/16 03:28 PM Re: Daily life of a pj [Re: LakeKid]
justacone Offline
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Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 63
Loc: New Mexico
1. PT
2. Paperwork
3. Train
4. and what takes the most time: You're either packing, unpacking, organizing, or checking over gear all the time.

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#2527 - 09/11/16 11:57 PM Re: Daily life of a pj [Re: Yukon]
Hoppy Offline
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Registered: 02/20/16
Posts: 1
Loc: US
Originally Posted By: Yukon
What do you currently do between working as a life guard at a major water park between saving drowning persons and between classes other than studying?

Or rather what do expect in regards of you quality of life becoming, if you do become a PJ, more fulfilling, satisfying and perhaps exciting and rewarding between missions?


Alcohol. cool


Edited by Hoppy (09/11/16 11:57 PM)

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