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 n.— «They train for the worst things imaginable and respond to the unthinkable. Paraescue jumpers, or PJs, can be found in the mountains of Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa or the streets of Iraq—prepared to undertake any situation to recover a servicemember.» —“Pararescue jumpers train ‘that others may live’” by Francesca Popp in Camp Lemonier, Djibouti Air Force Link Jan. 12, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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