Upcoming changes to PJ Retraining Procedures:
These changes are not official, but will not change significantly. When they are official, I will post them as such.
4.5.1. Pararescue (PJ) - 1T2X1 Retraining Procedures
22.214.171.124. Eligibility Criteria:
126.96.36.199.1. First term airmen may begin retraining application processing once they complete 33 months TAFMS (4-year enlistee) or 57 months TAFMS (6-year enlistee). This ensures the physical is complete when applicant applies during the normal retraining window. If applicant's
retraining window closes prior to completion, do not disapprove if based solely on this factor.
188.8.131.52.2. First term airmen may apply for retraining prior to their normal CAREERS window if they have served a minimum of 24 months (36 months for 6 year enlistees) of their enlist-ment. Submit as an exception to policy. Members will use their CAREERS options.
184.108.40.206.3. Members may apply regardless of the retraining-in or retraining-out objectives listed for their AFSC (AFTMS retraining note 518 applies).
220.127.116.11.4. Ensure member's EPRs have ratings of overall 3 or higher.
18.104.22.168. Physical Ability Stamina Test (PAST) Criteria and procedures:
22.214.171.124.1. Applicants will contact nearest PJ unit to have test administered. If PJ or unit is over 100 miles from member's unit, the immediate supervisor will administer the test. Record PAST results on unit letterhead. Test administrators should sign and have commanders indorse test results.
126.96.36.199.2. For PAST criteria see Attachment 11.1.
188.8.131.52. MPF Responsibilities:
184.108.40.206.1. Ensure member applies for PARARESCUE, AFSC 1T2X1.
220.127.116.11.2. Ensure member completes PAST and documents results on letterhead from administering unit.
18.104.22.168.3. MPF and member should work closely with the Flight Surgeons Office (FSO) to complete flying class III physical IAW AFI 48-123, Att 8, in a timely manner. MPF should advise member to schedule an appointment with the FSO as early as possible.
22.214.171.124.4. Forward completed retraining application to member's MAJCOM for validation of retraining eligibility.
126.96.36.199.5. For CONUS applicants, the following information is required in the application:
188.8.131.52.5.1. PAST test results, copies of last 3 EPRs, and a records review RIP.
184.108.40.206.5.2. Copy of complete flying class III physical documented on AF Form
1042, Medical Recommendation for Flying or Special Operational Duty. FSO is responsible for sending original physical to HQ AETC/SGPS for review and approval. HQ AETC/SGPS will place approval stamp on physical and return to member's FSO. Once physical is returned to FSO, a copy of the original is attached to retraining application. Do not send
the original physical with application. The AF Form 1042, by itself and without stamp, is not acceptable.
220.127.116.11.6. Personnel assigned overseas cannot formally apply for PJ retraining until they are reassigned back to CONUS.
18.104.22.168. MAJCOM Responsibilities:
22.214.171.124.1. MAJCOM reviews application and updates AFTMS.
126.96.36.199.2. If member successfully completes the PJ indoctrination course, further instructions for pipeline training will be forwarded to member's MPF by 342 TRS/CTF. Those eliminated from indoctrination training will return to home unit with an AETC Form 125A, Record of Administrative Training Action. The 125A will provide reasons as to why member was eliminated and may indicate instructions for future consideration to attend training. Those who self-eliminate from training are not reconsidered for further retraining into the PJ AFSC.