On Tuesday, 8 October a Pararescueman (PJ) was killed during mountain rescue training in Boise, Idaho.

Technical Sergeant Peter Kraines, 33, was assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing (24th SOW).

In a press release, U.S. Air Force Colonel Matthew Allen, the commanding officer of the 24th SOW, said that “this is a tragic loss to the Special Tactics community. We are grateful for the support from our community and our [Air Force Special Operations Command] teammates. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and teammates at this time.”

Tech Sgt. Kraines enlisted in the Air Force in 2011. Upon completing the arduous PJ pipeline, he was assigned to the 347th Rescue Group, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. In 2017, he attempted and successfully complete the selection and assessment process for the 24th Special Tactics Squadron (24th STS).