This title introduces readers to Pararescue Jumpers. Engaging text explores the Pararescue Jumperss history, key missions, role in the US military, major accomplishments, required training, weapons, gear, techlogy, and other fascinating information. Qualifications needed to become a Pararescue Jumper, training such as the Pararescue Physical Ability and Stamina Test and the Pipeline, the life of a Pararescue Jumper, and cutting-edge techlogy and weapons are covered. Sidebars, infographics, action photos, maps, and a glossary enhance readers understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, a timeline and extreme facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.