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Kenneth W. “K3” Sturgill Memorial PJOC Scholarship

K3’s Story



“That Others May Live”
“To Return with Honor”

To A1C Kenneth “K3” Sturgill these were not simply words, these were a heartfelt commitment, a way of life. It is only fitting that his family has established a Memorial Scholarship for the training activities that helped to solidify his path of “Service Before Self”.

Pararescue and Survival Orientation Course (PJOC) is one of the Civil Air Patrol’s most demanding Cadet Activities:
For 7 training days cadets will be introduced to some of the skills and requirements of Pararescuemen (PJ’s), Combat Rescue Officers (CRO’s), and Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) Specialists. During PJOC cadets will gain experience and training in land navigation, survival techniques, rock climbing, rappelling and other various skills used in rescue operations.

PJOC is an introduction to the mission of the Guardian Angel Weapon System (GA), a non-aircraft, equipment-based weapon system of the United States Air Force. GA is organized into nine specific capabilities: Prepare, Mission Plan, Insert, Movement, Actions on Objective, Medically Treat, Extract, Reintegrate, and Adapt. For more details on GA please visit the Air Combat Command site:

This activity promotes teamwork, physical fitness and builds character.

This activity is 9 days long, 7 training days with two travel days.


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