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Air Force Reserve Looking for a Few Super Men

TUCSON, Ariz. — Superman may be somewhere in Tucson, and the Air Force Reserve is hoping to find him.

If he has any brothers also willing to enlist, even better.

Extraordinary strength and stamina are prerequisites for tryouts being held Thursday at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to fill a dozen or so openings on a reserve combat rescue unit.

Pararescue jumpers, or PJs, are the paramedic acrobats of the Air Force. They hang from helicopters, dangle from cliffs, dive into oceans and parachute from high altitudes to save troops trapped in hostile territory or help civilians during disasters.

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