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Posted: 9/15/2009 6:52:16 AM EST
There's a great series of pics on USAF PJ's on Michael Yon's site. About a quarter of the way down there's a really nice pic of a suppressed M4 being fired out of the helo.
https://www.michaelyon-online.com/pedros.htm
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 6:59:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By Strela:
There's a great series of pics on USAF PJ's on Michael Yon's site. About a quarter of the way down there's a really nice pic of a suppressed M4 being fired out of the helo.
https://www.michaelyon-online.com/pedros.htm


What a great post. Thanks for taking the time to share.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:07:47 AM EST
Fantastic photos!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:08:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 7:09:20 AM EST by rmbstyle17]
i like to see that he is using an eotech
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:11:40 AM EST
PJs are the shit.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:22:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By 87GN:
Grunts are the shit.


Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:49:48 AM EST
Wonderful post, very interesting read!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:54:04 AM EST
Great find. Thanks
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:54:12 AM EST
Cool and thanks for sharing
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:57:23 AM EST
i wonder what he is shooting at. looking outside of the heli he's pretty high up. I bet he wishes he had a magnifier.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:01:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By airborne_trooper:
Cool and thanks for sharing


x2
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:04:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By ander254:
i wonder what he is shooting at. looking outside of the heli he's pretty high up. I bet he wishes he had a magnifier.


Test fire.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:09:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 8:10:19 AM EST by subterfugeinc]
Originally Posted By ander254:
i wonder what he is shooting at. looking outside of the heli he's pretty high up. I bet he wishes he had a magnifier.


the article says that they were test firing

ETA.. too slow...
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:26:50 AM EST
This is a great link. Thank you so much.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:42:34 AM EST
great pics
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:43:19 AM EST
For people that want to know what its like being with the brave men & women who serve our great country, Michael Yon's website is top notch. Incredible reporting & photos. I highly recomend going back & reading as many of the previous articles as possible. For those of you interested in actual combat & battle footage, apacheclips.com is awesome. ( I am not affilaited with apacheclips.com, I just enjoy watching the videos).
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:46:57 AM EST
Awesome thank you for sharing.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:47:37 AM EST
Great link. A lot of people give the AF shit, but they are among the more competent and professional people I've ever worked with.

Interesting configuration here:

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:50:02 AM EST
awesome link
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:55:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:06:22 AM EST
Thanks for the link!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:10:01 AM EST
Great photos, thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:13:55 AM EST
Very awesome.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:23:49 AM EST
What a great article. Thanks for posting it here!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:00:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 10:03:02 AM EST by panda_king]
Excellent post!

I have a question for those in the know... on these PJ missions, on the Blackhawks (or any PJ helicopter for that matter), are the door gunners PJs as well? Or are they 'Aerial Gunners' attached to a PJ helicopter?

In one of the pics (during the rescue of the British 2 rifles soldier with an appendix issue, the pic of the PJ leaning towards the camera), you can see the PJ closet to the camera is rocking PMAGs on his chest rig....

Also saw some multicam.... is this common among PJs, them being special operations and all, or do they stick with the ABU?

ETA: What's up with the PJ in the beginning pics with the unreg hair?
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:08:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By panda_king:
Excellent post!

I have a question for those in the know... on these PJ missions, on the Blackhawks (or any PJ helicopter for that matter), are the door gunners PJs as well? Or are they 'Aerial Gunners' attached to a PJ helicopter?

In one of the pics (during the rescue of the British 2 rifles soldier with an appendix issue, the pic of the PJ leaning towards the camera), you can see the PJ closet to the camera is rocking PMAGs on his chest rig....

Also saw some multicam.... is this common among PJs, them being special operations and all, or do they stick with the ABU?

ETA: What's up with the PJ in the beginning pics with the unreg hair?


SOF has modified grooming standards in theater. Multicam is being used by some SOF units in AFG and Iraq.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:09:05 AM EST
thanks for the link. PJ's have a tough job. some of the best spec. op's around.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:16:41 AM EST
That's a cool series of photos. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 2:52:42 PM EST
HUA!!!!! PJ's do an awesome job representing the AIR FORCE.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:00:08 PM EST
Cool pics!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:04:14 PM EST
Pmags!

And magpul said they arent duty mags!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:30:13 PM EST
Tag for later.

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Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:11:32 PM EST
Very cool. It's good to know that when our soldiers go in harm's way that they have the best support and care possible.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:42:30 PM EST
God bless them all
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:03:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By panda_king:
Excellent post!

I have a question for those in the know... on these PJ missions, on the Blackhawks (or any PJ helicopter for that matter), are the door gunners PJs as well? Or are they 'Aerial Gunners' attached to a PJ helicopter?

In one of the pics (during the rescue of the British 2 rifles soldier with an appendix issue, the pic of the PJ leaning towards the camera), you can see the PJ closet to the camera is rocking PMAGs on his chest rig....

Also saw some multicam.... is this common among PJs, them being special operations and all, or do they stick with the ABU?

ETA: What's up with the PJ in the beginning pics with the unreg hair?

PJs can and do serve as Aerial Gunners, but there is a separate career field for Aerial Gunner as well, sometimes (possibly always) short manned, so PJs and CCT can fill in.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:22:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By panda_king:

ETA: What's up with the PJ in the beginning pics with the unreg hair?


Medical folks get some extra leeway in that regard. SF medical folks especially.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:39:20 PM EST
Very cool link! Thanks
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 6:54:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Swatter911:

Very cool. It's good to know that when our soldiers go in harm's way that they have the best support and care possible.


Plus 1.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 5:23:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 5:23:37 PM EST by bupton]
Originally Posted By M4wheeler:
SOF have minimal grooming standards in theater.


Fixed.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:03:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By panda_king:
Excellent post!

I have a question for those in the know... on these PJ missions, on the Blackhawks (or any PJ helicopter for that matter), are the door gunners PJs as well? Or are they 'Aerial Gunners' attached to a PJ helicopter?

In one of the pics (during the rescue of the British 2 rifles soldier with an appendix issue, the pic of the PJ leaning towards the camera), you can see the PJ closet to the camera is rocking PMAGs on his chest rig....

Also saw some multicam.... is this common among PJs, them being special operations and all, or do they stick with the ABU?

ETA: What's up with the PJ in the beginning pics with the unreg hair?


Due to the environment they are in they use what works not whatever atrocity the uniform board pushes out
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:20:50 AM EST
very good story and pics. thanks for the link. I used to run as an EMT, i can only imagine being a medic in some of those conditions. big +1 to the PJs
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:55:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By ridewaves:
Great link. A lot of people give the AF shit, but they are among the more competent and professional people I've ever worked with.

Interesting configuration here:

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/images/stories/pedro/Michael-Yon-34accC-730.jpg


I saw that too. Carry handle BUIS and hand guard mounted Aimpoint.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 10:57:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By JohnMikerson:
Pmags!

And magpul said they arent duty mags!


Lots of Pmags in the field now.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:00:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Toad_77:

Due to the environment they are in they use what works not whatever atrocity the uniform board pushes out


This. God forbid the PJ's are forced to wear that horrid ABU... I wish the AF would have decided on a uniform with some actual functionality instead of the BDU with a fancy new pattern that just looks neat and, well, thats it. It seems our uniform board is more about style than practicality.

Also, a big hooah to the PJ's. Some of the best troops our Air Force, or military in general has to offer.
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