OVERVIEW: The PJ/CRO Indoctrination Development Course is a 2 week program directly preceding the Indoctrination Course. This course is a low(er) stress prep designed to prepare you for the intense challenges faced during Indoctrination.
ETCA Reporting Instructions:
|COURSE ID:||L3AQR1T231 0P2B|
|TITLE: Pararescue (PJ) Development Course|
|LOCATION:||JBSA-Lackland AFB (Tech Trng)|
|LENGTH:||10 AETC Training Days|
|ORG/PGM:||Air Education and Training Command / Technical Training|
|CLASS FREQ:||5 classes per FY|
|COURSE CONTACT:||BA TG Detachment 1 / DSN 473-4609|
|This course provides developmental training to personnel selected for the Pararescue and Combat Rescue Officer career fields. Information presented in the course includes the following: Psychological Enhancement Training, Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Career Field Knowledge, Water Confidence, and Fin Swim Training. Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is the primary location for this training. Students in the 1T231 and 13D1 field are required to attend this developmental course prior to attending other courses in the training pipeline.|
1. All active duty prior service (PS) and retrainees (RET), Air National Guard (ANG), and Air Reserve (RES) students are authorized to report 3.5 days early reporting to Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)Lackland Training Annex, building 127 (350 BA TS Dormitory), CQ/ Military Training Leader (MTL) prior to PJ Development Course (L3AQR1T2310P2B) class start date. Students will receive their room assignments and the next day’s reporting location/class instructions.
a. NOTE: AF Recruiting Service PS Schedulers: PS students should be aligned to allow one-day early reporting prior to AFPSSSE course start/grad dates and to accommodate the 3.5 days prior early reporting to PJ Development Course class start date.
b. PS, RET, ANG, and RES students are now required to travel the Tuesday prior to the Monday class start to be in place for Friday morning in-processing, Physical Ability and Stamina Test (PAST), and inter-team leadership assignments.
c. PS, RET, ANG, and RES students will have the weekend to develop their team leadership assignments with the 100+ BMT PJ graduates scheduled to start with them.
d. Each enlisted class will have a Combat Rescue Officer (CRO) student as their Team Leader (TL) throughout the PJ Development and follow-on PJ Indoctrination Courses training.
e. Enlisted NCOs will be designated by their DOR as inter-team Assistant Team Leaders (ATLs) and can be called upon to act/become the classes Team Leader.
f. All SrA and NCOs should come prepared to assist and /or to lead and manage their class during training.
2. For Prior Service students ONLY:
a. Report to Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)Lackland Training Annex, building 127 (350 BA TS Dormitory), CQ/ Military Training Leader (MTL) “one-day” prior to their Air Force Prior Service Sister Service Enlistee (AFPSSSE) Course, LMAQM9T00000AA, to be assigned their room in the 350 BA TS Dormitory.
b. PS students will live in the 350 BA TS Dorm while attending the AFPSSSE Course. ON or OFF-base billeting is NOT AUTHORIZED.
c. Upon graduation of the AFPSSSE Course, PS students will report back to 350 BA TS MTLs 3.5 days prior to PJ Development Course class start date for remaining in-processing requirements scheduled for the Friday prior to the Monday class start (see Para. 1 above).
d. AF PSSSE Course is owned and conducted by the 737 TRSS/TSDC, DSN 4732947/ 4069/0406, at JBSA Lackland.
e. PS students MUST attend the AFPSSSE Course prior to starting to the PJ Development Course. AF Recruiting Service will ensure PS students are in place per their alignment of 737 TRSS FY AFPSSSE Course and the PJ Development Course schedules.
f. Prior service members must hand carry their medical records to JBSA Lackland and turn them in at Reid Clinic Flight Physical Office for screening, Bldg. 6612, 2922626, sometime during AFPSSSE Course or prior to PJ Development Course start date.
3. POVs are not authorized for use (while at, to, or from) while attending the Development or the follow-on PJ Indoctrination Course.
4. Student report with full military clothing complement. PS students report with uniform compliment as directed by AF Recruiting Service and AFPSSSE Course instructions.
5. RET, ANG, and RES students must have current Class III flying physical with AETC Surgeon General approval indicating that member is medically qualified to perform Airborne Parachutist, AF Combat Dive Course, Military Free Fall duties IAW Army Reg. 40501, and Air Force Instruction 48123 medical standards. Students will turn them in at Reid Clinics Flight Physical Office for screening, Bldg. 6612, 2922626, prior to PJ Development Course start date.
6. ANG/RES students must in and out-process through the JBSA Lackland AFB ARC Liaison office prior to PJ Development Course start date.
7. All students attending under AETCs TDY to School, Air National Guard, and AF Reserve specific funding must have the follow-on nine week PJ Indoctrination Course (L3AQR1T2310P1B) included in students orders.
Uniforms with full Military compliment to include:1 Full service dress blues with all supporting accoutrements
1 Pair running Shoes
1 Field/Gortex jacket
1 Pair of good gloves
2 Belts for ABU
2 pair of boots (one for field use and one for inspection)
4 Sets of ABU
5 ABU T-shirts (sand color)
10 Pair all white ankle Socks (no logos or print of any kind)
10 Pair of socks for ABU
Cold weather clothing/accoutrements as needed during winter months
Razor and shaving cream/toiletries
Recommended Items (Can be purchased at Lackland AFB)
1 Roll OD Green Duct Tape
1 Box Ziploc Bags (1qt)
1 Basic Training style flashlight with extra D batteries
1 Pack of Light Bulbs and extra batteries for flashlight
1 32oz Gatorade bottle
2 Black Ball-Point Pens
2 Black Sharpie Pens (permanent)
2 Box Ziploc Bags (2.5gal)
Dry bags (for water proofing rucks)
|As part of the Pararescue (PJ- 1T2X1) application process for entry into the PJ AF Specialty and to obtain a quota(s) into the PJ Development Course and follow-on PJ pipeline training, all students NPS/GTEPs, Retrainees, ARC, AF prior service, and sister service prior service) must have successfully completed/past the Physical Ability and Stamina Test (PAST), during BMT pre-accession for GTEPs, at home unit for retrainee and ARC personnel, and Air Force recruiting station/MEPS for all prior service personnel.
The PAST criteria/standards must be administered as written. The PJ Physical Abilities and Stamina Test (PAST) will be administered during in-processing into the course. All students must pass the PAST for continuation in the PJ Development Course.
Students must be US citizens, be able to obtain a Secret clearance, volunteer for hazardous duty (e.g., fixed and rotary wing flying operations, military combat diver (SCUBA), military parachuting, tactical/urban operations, combat trauma emergency care, mountain climbing etc.), score a minimum of 44 on the general category of the ASVAB test (sister service equivalent), and must pass flying Class III physical with eye restriction as prescribed for AF flying, parachute, and marine diving duty.
All students attending PJ Development under TDY-to-School orders must have had their physicals reviewed and stamped by HQ AETC/SGPS (US Army will only recognize the AETC/SG stamp).
|Reporting Instructions (Supplemental):|
|1. All Active duty retrainee, ANG, and AF Reserve students will report to JBSA-Lackland Training Annex, building 127 (350 BA TS Dormitory), CQ/ Military Training Leader (MTL) “3.5 days” early reporting prior to class start.
2. All PS students will report one-day prior to their scheduled AFPSSSE Course to JBSA-Lackland Training Annex, building 127 (350 BA TS Dormitory), CQ/ Military Training Leader (MTL) to secure their room prior to attending AF PSSSE Course. They will then in-process 350 BA TS post AF PSSSE course graduation. (See ADMIN INSTRUCTIONS for further PS details)
3. All NPS students report to JBSA-Lackland Training Annex, building 127 (350 BA TS Dormitory), CQ/Military Training Leader (MTL) post-graduation of BMT for 350 BA TS one week of in-processing.
4. Billeting is provided by the 350 BA TS for all students. Billeting at Gateway Inn on Lackland AFB or off-base is NOT AUTHORIZED. TDY to school students are expected to bring the AFMAN 10-100 with them, and carry it when they are in ABUs.
Course: Pararescue Development Course
Training Location: 350 BA TS, JBSA-Lackland Annex, Texas 78236
1. PJ Development Course
Medina Base Road
Lackland AFB Annex, Texas 78236
2. Chaparral Pool #5 (used year round)
Lackland AFB, TX 78236
3. Skylark Pool #6 (used year round)
Lackland AFB, TX 78236
Candidates are not permitted to bring personal firearms or ammunition while attending BA TG Courses. If firearms are transported to a BA TG courses due to TDY enroute, PCS, or some other unavoidable circumstance; they must be declared to BA training leadership immediately with prior coordination, and turned-in to the SFS armory immediately upon arrival. A copy of the AF Form 1314, Firearms Registration, and the DD Form 2760, Qualifications to Possess Firearms or Ammunition will be submitted to SFS Armory, and to BA training eadership. Failure to comply with the above instructions is punishable under Article 92; Failure to Comply; under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
|Submitted for Secret clearance by class start date.|
|ATTENTION ALL MPFs/Unit TMs:
PJ Development graduation dates are now aligned with PJ Indoctrination Course start dates. Students will remain on Lackland AFB to attend PJ Indoctrination Course upon graduation of the PJ Development Course. They will not return to home unit as there will be no training day gap (other than weekends) between Development Course graduation and Indoctrination Course start date. All students attending training on TDY-to-school orders need to reflect attendance to both PJ Development and PJ Indoctrination Courses.
If you are calling or emailing to request any information on a specific course, please contact the Training Manager (TM) for the course. The TM course contact can be found at the top of the ETCA page listed next to the Web link and Course Contact headings. This includes all inquiries regarding class start dates, location, reporting times, uniform requirements, etc. Please do not call the location information POC found at the bottom portion of the ETCA page.
Course announcements have precedence over these instructions. Follow any specific guidance provided in the course announcements. Location information is for TDY students only and does not apply to BMT.
Lackland Motorcycle Safety Requirements
Personnel TDY to Lackland who will be operating a motorcycle must be properly licensed and have completed motorcycle safety training (A Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course) IAW AFI 91-207, The US Air Force Traffic Safety Program. Failure to provide proof of these items will result in personnel not being able to operate their motorcycles.
Personnel arriving at San Antonio International Airport should contact the Military Reception Desk in the airport terminal building for information about transportation to Lackland AFB.
All students must comply, at a minimum, with AFI 36-2905, Fitness Program. Additional PT requirements listed in custom paragraphs will take precedence.
Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC)
Lackland AFB TX 78236-9803. Officer and civilian students are assigned to WHASC; enlisted are assigned to the Medical Services Squadron Section, WHASC. All personnel will report NET 1200 and NLT 1800 to the WHASC information desk and then to their course supervisor 1 day before class start date.
PLEASE IGNORE ANY INSTRUCTIONS BELOW THIS LINE R. Burke AETC TM
|JBSA-Lackland AFB (Tech Trng)||USAF|
|1220 Truemper Street|
|San Antonio, TX 78236|
|POC: 37 TRG/DOS|
|Contact the Training Manager (TM) for information on a specific course. This includes all inquiries regarding class start dates, location, reporting times, uniform requirements, etc. The TM course contact can be found at the top of the ETCA page listed next to the Weblink and Course Contact headings. Please do not call the location information POC.
Location information POC: DSN 473-8930
Communication concerning training issues can be made at the Customer Service information Line (CSIL), DSN 473-2917, or e-mail 37TRG.DOS@US.AF.MIL.
|Course announcements have precedence over these instructions. Follow any specific guidance provided in the course announcements. Location information is for 37 TRG Tech Training TDY students only and does not apply to BMT, Medical, Dental or other Services training.|
|Lackland Motorcycle Safety Requirements|
|Personnel TDY to Lackland who will be operating a motorcycle must be properly licensed and have completed motorcycle safety training (A Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course) IAW AFI 91-207, The US Air Force Traffic Safety Program. Failure to provide proof of these items will result in personnel not being able to operate their motorcycles.|
|Government quarters are also available for civilian students. On-base lodging reservations can be made by calling 210-671-4277/0047/2566/3622 or DSN 473-4277/0047/2566/3622. Reservations may also be made on-line at www.dodlodging.net. If government quarters are not used, adequate commercial facilities are located immediately outside the base and are served by city bus transportation. Vicinity travel reimbursements are not authorized.|
|Air Force Fitness Program|
|Unit commanders ensure military personnel selected for training comply with AFI 36-2905, Fitness Program.|
|Cell Phone Use While Operating a Motor Vehicle|
|Vehicle operators on a DOD installation and operators of Government owned vehicles will not use cell phones unless the vehicle is safely parked or unless they are using a hands free device. The wearing of any other portable headphones, earphones, or other listening devices (except for hands free cellular phones) while operating a motor vehicle is prohibited.|
|Seasonal Uniform Changes|
|Long underwear and field jacket liners are recommended for students attending courses taught at Camp Bullis and Lackland Training Annex (LTA) during the period of October through April. Full finger gloves are recommended for all courses located at Camp Bullis.|
|TDY Tech Trng Students Billeted at Kelly Inn|
|Individuals attending TDY-to-School (TTS) Tech training are sporadically billeted at the JBSA-Lackland Kelly Annex. A rental vehicle may be authorized to ensure these students are afforded transportation to/from training, dining facilities and for any other “official transportation FOUO.” IAW AFI36-2616, paragraph 7.6, requests for rental cars must be approved in advance of course start date. To request a compact rental vehicle, members are required to contact 2 AF/MRTP at DSN 597-7005/4/3 or e-mail 2AF.MRTP.US.AF.MIL.|
|Personnel arriving at San Antonio International Airport should contact the Military Reception Desk in the airport terminal building for information about transportation to Lackland AFB.|
|All students must comply, at a minimum, with AFI 36-2905, Fitness Program. Additional PT requirements listed in custom paragraphs will take precedence.|
|Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC)|
|Officer and civilian students are assigned to WHASC; enlisted are assigned to the Medical Services Squadron Section, WHASC.|
|The following reporting instructions apply to courses taught on JBSA-Lackland AFB. Reporting instructions for JBSA-Lackland 37th Training Wing courses conducted at other training sites are contained in those training sites’ special instructions or in the individual course announcements.
Enlisted and GS-6 or below students in TDY status, with the exception of 350 BA TRG students, report to Base Lodging, VAQ Gateway Inn, Bldg 10203, 1 day before class start date. Officers and GS-7 or above students in TDY status, with the exception of 350 BA TRG students, report to VOQ, Bldg 2604. Lodging is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Guard and Reserve students attending Security Forces courses should draw per diem prior to arrival or arrive 24 hrs prior to class start to draw per diem locally. Unit of assignment will be based on type of training.
350th Battlefield Airman (BA) Training Group: PJ, CCT, TACP and CBAT courses.
37th Training Group:
343 Training Squadron Courses: Security Forces Apprentice Training, Basic SF Officer Training, all advanced Security Forces Training, and Combat Arms Training.
345 Training Squadron Courses: Air Transportation, Services, HAZMAT, CMOS, TMO conducted at Fort Lee, VA.
37 TRSS: Faculty development courses.
All students in TDY status attending vehicle maintenance courses report to Detachment 1, 344 TRS, Port Hueneme CA.
Air National Guard (ANG) students who are returning as a Break In Training (BIT) from BMT are required to report to the training squadron (TRS) military training flight (MTF), a week prior to CSD.
NPS pipeline students in TDY status report to the military training flight (MTF).
Technical school eliminee (TSE) students report to military training flight of assignment NLT 2 duty days before class start date. One set of student travel orders will be sent to the Registrar’s Branch. TSEs have class entry priority.