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A documentary series following a 10-week Air Force pararescue-jumper training session.
July 30, 2005
Pararescue students begin IFAM (Initial Familiarization) to combat medicine using simulated combat medical exercises.
The PJ Apprentice course, the most complex and dangerous phase of training, begins. Included: day and night static-line and freefall parachuting; land navigation; advanced weaponry; high-angle rescue; combat tactics.
January 17, 2005
Week 1 of pararescue training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas proves too intense for many trainees of the class of 2004. Included: description of duties and requirements.
Pararescue trainees go from medical novices to nationally registered paramedics, experiencing simulated combat conditions and working as emergency medical technicians on ambulances and in hospitals.
During Week 4, 27 members of Class 04 remain but suffer a high drop-out rate; one of the trainees goes AWOL.
Week 3 of indoctrination. Hell Night, when students endure a relentless physical training session designed to test their resolve and commitment, is coming soon.
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