Announcing the
2023 PJ Rodeo and PJA Reunion

PJ Rodeo

A 2023 Pararescue 'PJ' Association
Sponsored Gathering of Eagles

The PJ Rodeo & PJA Reunion

The 2023 PJ Rodeo
 & PJA Reunion 

The 2025 PJ Rodeo
& PJA Reunion 

The PJ Rodeo and Pararescue ‘PJ’ Association Reunion was held September 3th – 9th, 2023. This Gathering of Eagles was hosted by the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, of the 123rd Airlift Wing of the Kentucky ANG in Louisville, Kentucky

YEP!  The members voted, seconded and named the location for the 2025 PJ Rodeo and PJA Reunion!  We are going to Anchorage, Alaska!  Dates and times will be announced, but the people you trust to make it all happen are already planning and negotiating!

The 2023 PJ Rodeo

3rd - 9th, 2023

The Pararescue Association sponsored PJ Rodeo was held Sep 3rd – 9th, 2023.  Our host for the 2023 PJ Rodeo was the 123rd STS, of the Kentucky Air National Guard.

The 2023 PJA Reunion

6th - 9th, 2023

The Pararescue ‘PJ’ Association Reunion event was held Sep 6th – 9th, 2023.  The Galt House in the heart of Legendary Louisville, Kentucky was activity central for events and socials.

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The PJ Rodeo Sponsors Stage

PJ Rodeo Sponsors

Premier Heritage Sponsors

The Rodeo

Hosting for this 2023 Gathering of Eagles and world class event was sponsored by the 123rd Special Tactics Unit of the 123rd Airlift Wing, of the Kentucky Air National Guard in Legendary, Louisville, Kentucky.


Sponsorship for the PJ Rodeo provides support to the Guardian Angel and Special Tactics community serving in harms way across the globe, and aids with support for Heritage Projects and Events for our Special Warfare Airmen.

The Options

Sponsors selected from a wide array of options for a PJ Rodeo Sponsorship, and joined us in Louisville, Kentucky for what was a legendary bi-annual PJ Rodeo and PJ Association (PJA) Reunion.  

Australian Company Public Safety Training Response (PSTR), is a multi-year renewing Premier Heritage Banquet Sponsor.

Developing public safety practices for individuals, organizations and government, we partner in sustainable solutions to preserve strategic goals and expectations.

Cherry Creek Mortgage, LLC is a multi-year renewing Premier Heritage Banquet Sponsor, offering a robust range of lending products and a financial footprint serving 30+ states. 

Committed to providing customized mortgage products and services with recommendations tailored to individual needs and financial goals.

PJ Warrior Event Sponsors

The PJ Warrior Sponsorship honors Rescue and Special Operations Competitors.
This Esprit de’ Corps Social is a Multi-Event Sponsorship Opportunity focused on bringing competitors and sponsors together in a shared arena.

2023 PJ Rodeo STAR Sponsors

These Prominent Leaders Have Something to Say

Our 2023 PJRodeo
Chairman and
Guest Speakers




PJ Rodeo

Senior Master Sergeant Blair Baerny – 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Master Sergeant Blair A. Baerny is assigned to the 123 rd Special Tactics Squadron, Kentucky Air National Guard.

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.

PJ Association

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 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 Bin Ladin Task Force and Chief of Station in a hostile Muslim country.

PJ Rodeo

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.

Scenes from the
2023 PJ Rodeo

Video from the 2023 PJ Rodeo! Get ready to pack your bags for the 2025 PJ Rodeo and Reunion to be held in Anchorage, Alaska. We build it for you, let’s fill the seats!

The 123rd
Special Tactics Squadron

The 123rd Special Tactics Squadron provides tactical air and ground integration as the Special Operations force for personnel recovery operations and battlefield medicine.