The 2020 PJ Rodeo

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It is with great excitement that we launch, the 2020 PJ Rodeo and Reunion. 

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our Sponsors and Contributors. This Gathering of Eagles, brings together PJ’s, USAF and Canadian Special Tactics airmen, in a friendly, but tough competition, as we honor past and future generations of Pararescuemen and all Special Warfare Airmen  

The 2020 PJ Rodeo and Reunion Sponsored Events are officially announced.  Rooms are limited, Reserve yours now…
Click here to make or manage a reservation, for the 2020 PJ Rodeo and Reunion – Use Passcode PJA20 if requested



Hotel reservations for the 2020 Rodeo and Reunion are already underway.
Reserve you rooms early, and get the discounted rate…

PJ Rodeo sponsored events have been finalized and announced.  Interested and participating sponsors can now review the sponsorship options, select an event, and register.  These slots are snapped-up early following announcement.
Sponsors, register here, now…

The PJ Association is grateful to our Sponsors and contributors for their support for our battle-field airmen.  Donate here to help us fund this extraordinary event…

PJ Rodeo Competitor events are subject to change due to weather during the competition. for the PJ’s you represent, for this celebrated event and your commitment to your career, we thank you for  joining in this tough, but friendly competition.
Do you want to compete?  Register here…

The 2020 PJ Rodeo is sanctioned by the Pararescue Association (PJA), a private, non-profit organization (85-0382688).  PJ Association event planners, their mission partners and sponsors help us fund and schedule participation for sponsored functions and events surrounding the 2020 PJ Rodeo and Reunion.  We depend heavily on sponsors and contributors to fund the events… support your event here.

Meet the 2020 PJ Rodeo Chairman

Chris Klaftenegger was a Pararescueman from the 131st Rescue Squadron at Moffett Field, Ca. where he served for 10 years. Prior to becoming a Pararescueman he served for 6 years in the Navy as a Corpsman with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.

While serving at Moffett Field as an AGR, Klaftenegger was responsible, along with the 131st RQS Logistics team, for the overall 24/7, 365 Alert, Training and personal equipment readiness for the Squadron. Chris achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant, Recovery Team Leader skill level, and was the NCOIC of the Student flight which screened and trained future Pj’s for the rigors of the Pararescue Pipeline.

Chris now resides in Reno Nevada with his Wife Heather and 3 boys Greyson, Griffin and Barron. He is currently working as Chief Business Development Officer for SWORD International and Assured Outcomes Group.

World Class, Once Again…

It cannot be denied… the PJ Rodeo has evolved into a world class event.  The 2020 PJ Rodeo is shaping up to be the busiest ever, the best ever, and the best attended.

This bi-annual reunion of active, reserve, retired and celebrated PJ’s recognizes and respects the legacy and storied history, rich in heroic, selfless deeds. 

Tough, but Friendly…

The PJ Rodeo is a friendly, but tough competition, tailored to test the skills, tactics, techniques and procedures being employed by today’s USAF Pararescuemen.

The winning PJ Team holds the prestigious title of “Best PJ”, until the next PJ Rodeo event.  Hosted PJ Rodeo events and locations will soon be announced.

Plan for
It Now…

The 2020 PJ Rodeo &  Reunion, is expected to be the very best, ever held.  Don’t be a no show!!  Every PJ R&R is an opportunity to re-unite, and to celebrate, and remember the history, the legacy and the brotherhood!!!

The 2020 PJ Reunion & Rodeo event registration is coming soon!  Watch for it here!

This world-class ‘Gathering of  Eagles’ brings Pararescuemen from around the world, in a friendly, but very tough competition designed to test the skill, tactics, techniques and procedures USAF Pararescue Teams are using on the battlefield today.  The is the 11th Bi-Annual PJ Rodeo and Reunion event. The winning team will hold the title “Best PJ” until we gather again, to celebrate the history, legacy and brotherhood.


2020 Sponsors… Start Your Engines!

During the 2020 PJ Rodeo and Reunion, we will hold high visibility events including the prestigious Pararescue Heritage Banquet and the PJ Warrior Sponsor Events, as well as, the PJ Rodeo & Reunion Icebreaker, the Competitors Banquet and the Guardian Angel & Special Tactics Competitor Awards Ceremony.  Spanning the course of the PJ Rodeo and Reunion, our Sponsors will enjoy an array of brand exposure to include, logo recognition, exclusive marketing and signage opportunities, logo exposure on competitor t-shirts, banner displays during sponsored events, trade show booth space, as well as exclusive seating at luncheons, banquets and select social events, by invitation.

Remembering Our 2018 PJ Rodeo Sponsors…

The Premier PJ Rodeo Sponsorship The 2018 PJ Heritage Banquet SunWest Mortgage Company, Inc.
A Premier 2018 PJ Rodeo Sponsor The Generations Ice Breaker Event North American Rescue, Inc
2018 Platinum Medallion Sponsor ROCO Rescue
2018 Platinum Medallion Sponsorship Pararescue Foundation
2018 Platinum Medallion Sponsor Leadslingers Whiskey
2018 Platinum Medallion Sponsor Beaverfit – Dam Strong
2018 Gold Medallion Sponsorship S.W.O.R.D. International
2018 Gold Medallion Sponsorship Chinook Medical Gear, Inc.
2018 Gold Medallion Sponsorship Quantico Tactical
2018 Gold Medallion Sponsorship National Registry of EMTs
2018 Gold Medallion Sponsorship ADS, Inc. Our Purpose. Your Mission.
2018 Gold Medallion Sponsorship DripDrop ORS
2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship Kelty Tactical, Inc.
2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship MASSIF, Inc
2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship The Peak, Inc.
2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship – L3 Warrior Sensor Systems
2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship Zodiac MilPro, Inc.
2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship Blue Force Gear
2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship S.E.I. – Only the Valiant Dare
2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship Champion AC – SDVOSB
2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship Darley Defense, Inc.
-2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship- FN America, LLC
2018 Silver Medallion Sponsorship Wild Things Gear, Inc.

The 2020 PJ Rodeo is a PJ Association sanctioned event, heavily dependent on a network of support to host these world class events.
The Pararescue Association is grateful to all of our sponsors, members and contributors.

                     A New PJ Rodeo Carousel Feature Is Coming Here Soon!  Watch for It!                   

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