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 n.— «The USAF has barely 300 of these operators whose job is to deploy by any means necessary—sea, air, or land—to rescue downed aircrew members and injured special operators. Pararescuemen, also known as “PJs,” are trained skydivers and scuba divers, are survival specialists, and are highly trained emergency medical and rescue technicians.» —“The true meaning of Heroism, part IV” by Jeff Emanuel Redstate May 13, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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