PJ Rodeo

Announcing the 2023 PJ Rodeo and Reunion

PJ Rodeo

A 2023 PJ Association Sponsored Gathering of Eagles

Where to be in 2023

The PJ Rodeo and PJA Reunion is scheduled for activities and events taking place September 3th – 9th, 2023.
This gathering of eagles is hosted by the 123RQS, at the 123rd ANG Airlift Wing in Louisville, Kentucky.

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The 2023
PJ Rodeo

The PJ Rodeo will be held September 3rd – 9th, 2023.

Our  event and activity host for the 2023 PJ Rodeo will be the 123rd RQS, with the 123Rd ANG Airlift Wing.

The 2023
PJA Reunion

The PJA Reunion will be held September 6th – 9th, 2023.

We have arranged accommodations with the Gault House centrally located in Louisville, Kentucky

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From the 2021 PJ Rodeo

The 2021 PJ Rodeo… boys just wanna’ have fun...  (5.5 min. video)

If you missed the Rodeo in 2021, this video will have you packing your bags for deployment to the 2023 PJ Rodeo!  Hosted by the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, in Louisville, KY, reserve a room at the Galt, and get packed!

Meet the 123rd ANG STS…

The PJ Rodeo will be hosted by the 123rd STS, at the 123rd Air National Guard Airlift Wing, in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 123rd STS provides tactical air and ground integration as the Air Force’s special operations force for personnel recovery operations and battlefield medicine.

Eight Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron prepare to present a trophy following a thoroughbred horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., June 12, 2022, honoring Tech. Sgt. Travis Brown, a Pararescueman from the 123rd STS who died Feb. 16. 

More than 150 Airmen, friends and family members attended the event to pay their respects. (U.S. ANG photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Horton.

The Sponsor Stage

Heritage Banquet Sponsors

Cherry Creek Mortgage offers a robust range of products and a lending footprint serving more than 30 states.   
We are committed to providing customized mortgage products and services tailored to your individual needs. Our loan experts will guide you to the right loan to achieve your financial goals with integrity and professionalism.


PSTR Group is an Australian Company, and is a 2021 renewing Premier Sponsor for the 2023 Heritage Banquet
Developing public safety practices for individuals, organizations and government, the PSTR Group partners in sustainable solutions to preserve strategic goals and expectations.

PJ Warrior Events Sponsors

The PJ Warrior Sponsorship honors all rescue and special operations competitors.
This Esprit de’ Corps social event is a focused opportunity for competitors and sponsors.

STAR Tradeshow Vendors

Our 2023 Chairman,
PJ Rodeo
& PJA ReUnion
Guest Speakers

2023 PJ Rodeo

Senior Master Sergeant Blair Baerny
123rd Special Tactics Squadron, KY

Senior Master Sergeant Blair A. Baerny  is assigned to the the Kentucky Air National Guard, 123rd STS.  

He is responsible for the technical rescue and recovery of personnel and equipment in contingency operations, on domestic and foreign soil

With assignments in Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Pararescue Tactics and Air Training phases, he has a storied career.

2023 PJA Reunion Keynote Speaker

Enrique (Ric) Prado, PJ, CIA Operations Officer, Chief of Station, Bin Laden Task Force
Ric Prado

Enrique “Ric” Prado is a paramilitary, counter-terrorism, and special/clandestine operations specialist, with a focus on international training operations and programs. 

Mr. Prado is a twenty-four year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency where he served as an Operations Officer in six overseas posts.

He was Deputy Chief of Station and “Plank
Owner” of the original Bin Ladin Task Force and Chief of Station in a hostile Muslim country.

2023 PJ Rodeo
Awards Speaker

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff SEAC Ramon ‘CZ’ Colon- Lopez
CZ Colon-Lopez

SEAC Ramón “CZ” Colón-López is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior enlisted service member, by position, in the United States Armed Forces.

SEAC Colon-Lopez is the principal military advisor to the Chairman on all matters involving joint and combined total force integration, utilization, health of the force, and joint development for enlisted personnel.

Heard on the Street...

To Bill Watson
President, PJ Association
    Thanks again for such a heavy lift at the reunion and rodeo last week. Of all my time in across CCT and PJ events, nothing compared to what you pulled off!

Getting a venue where we could hold the Summit for senior members along with the reunion and rodeo events on site was amazing. Having times for those to flow together was epic too, and from what I saw, made the summit, reunion, and rodeo be even better together.
Blake George, Lt Col, USAF
A3S/Special Warfare Directorate
HQ USAF Acquisition & Resource
To the Officers and
Directors of the PJA
    I have seen tremendous leaders guide our PJ Association over many years. The great ones have brought it to new heights. That is what we are seeing today: new heights because of great leadership, professionalism, and personal responsibility.

That does not happen by chance; it happens because of commitment, purpose, and dedication. PJ excellence to PJs. It's an allegiance .
Wayne Fisk
USAF Pararescue (Ret.)
Life Member, PJ Association
To the Officers and
Directors of the PJA
   In late 2015 I was approached by Bill Watson to develop a new website, a member database, and an e-commerce store for the PJ Association.

A significant undertaking and not possible without the insight, patience, persistence and attention to detail given by Bill Watson and Ryan Beckmann. My gratitude extends to all of the Officers, Directors, and Members for their trust and confidence in Webcraft 360.
Barry Gayles, BSMIS, MBA
USAF MSgt (ret), CCT
Life Associate, PJ Association

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