Attrition: Stalking Extreme Sports


June 1, 2006: The U.S. Air Force has found a way to get the kind of recruits they need for their Special Operations jobs. This is mainly pararescue, the guys who go in and make dangerous rescues of downed aircrews. The recruiters thought that extreme sports events would be attended by the kind of young, fit and adventure seeking people they were looking for. They were right, and now the army Special Forces and the navy SEALs are setting their sights on the same events. There just aren't enough recruits around for the growing number of Special Operations jobs opening up.


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