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PJ Medcast

PJ MEDCAST are the podcasts for PJ MED (Pararescue Medicine). Besides PJs, these podcasts may be useful to other Military, Law Enforcement, Federal Agency and Civilian Medical Personnel involved in Tactical and Technical Rescue Medicine, and other facets of Operational Medicine. PJs may document the time they spend listening to podcasts as training for their training folders, and also apply towards Paramedic Recertification. This podcast represents the positions of the authors and may not represent the offical position of the Department of the Defense, US Air Force or the United States Government.
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Now displaying: July, 2022
Jul 25, 2022

This is the final installment of AC CC Dave Ruvola discussing open ocean, nightitme survival in 70 foot seas during the Perfect Storm. All while rallying the aircrew scattered in the Atlantic, and being rescued by our Brothers and Sisters in the USCG.

An exercise in consumate leadership and professionalism.

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

Jul 21, 2022

Continuing with a description of the misssion and attempts at aerial refueling.

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

Jul 19, 2022

Oct 30, 1991, this is the story of the real Mission of the NY AIr Guard Rescue Team that went out into the storm, later immortalized in the book and movie, The Perfect Storm. Dave Ruvola, prior PJ and aircraft commander on the mission recounts the story of the rescue attempt, ditching the helo, the  ocean survival scenario, and the tragic loss of PJ Rick Smith who we remember and honor. This is a dramatic and riveting real world story of professionalism, excellence and leadership.

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

In memory of Rick Smith.

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