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Pararescuemen retain jump qualifications

A Pararescueman (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), carries a parachute after a static-line jump, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Pararescueman (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), carries a parachute after a static-line jump, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Pararescuemen (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), check their gear prior to a static-line jump, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Pararescuemen (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), check their gear prior to a static-line jump, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Pararescueman (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), adjusts his oxygen mask prior to a static-line jump, July 24, 2018, at Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Pararescueman (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), adjusts his oxygen mask prior to a static-line jump, July 24, 2018, at Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Pararescuemen (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), walk en-route to board a Short SC-7 Skyvan, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Pararescuemen (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), walk en-route to board a Short SC-7 Skyvan, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Pararescuemen (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), descend after performing static-line jumps from a Short SC-7 Skyvan, July 24, 2018, at Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Pararescuemen (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), descend after performing static-line jumps from a Short SC-7 Skyvan, July 24, 2018, at Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Pararescueman (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), sits in a truck prior to a static-line jump, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Pararescueman (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), sits in a truck prior to a static-line jump, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Pararescueman (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), drifts towards the ground, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Pararescueman (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), drifts towards the ground, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Short SC-7 Skyvan, takes off, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS) performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Short SC-7 Skyvan, takes off, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS) performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron, descends after conducting a static-line jump from a Short SC-7 Skyvan, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron, descends after conducting a static-line jump from a Short SC-7 Skyvan, July 24, 2018, in Valdosta, Ga. PJs performed static-line jumps to maintain their jump proficiency qualifications. The mission of the 38th RQS is to employ combat ready rescue officers and pararescuemen to support units worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

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