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Gunfighter Moment – Joshua Vandenbrink

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

For this week’s Gunfighter Moment, we’re introducing a new Gunfighter to the fold, Joshua Vandenbrink. Joshua has served as an Air Force Pararescueman between 2001 and 2014, and is an avid outdoorsman as well as a teacher of emergency medicine to Military personnel and civilians from around the world. We look forward to seeing Joshua’s words of wisdom in the coming weeks.

Joshua Vandenbrink was an Air Force Pararescueman from 2001-2014. He has deployed 20 times between Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan both as a rescue PJ and in other US Government capacities. In addition to his Military service, Joshua spent a year in Iceland doing rescue operations on land and in the North Atlantic Ocean, as well as two years in Alaska working for the National Guard. During this period, he performed real world civil search and rescue around the state, including time with the National Park Service on Mt. McKinley. Outside of work, Joshua has spent a great deal of time in the backcountry hiking, skiing, surfing, mountain biking, kayaking, shooting, and riding enduro motorcycles. From the Yukon Territory to Southern Chile, Joshua never stops learning new ways to conquer the most remote and austere environments this world has to offer. These days, he can most often be found in the backcountry of Colorado teaching emergency medicine to Military personnel and civilians from around the world.

Josh often says that his Military career taught him so much that he is grateful for, and it’s his turn to give back to his community through his training programs. He finds great satisfaction in seeing people go from being fearful of the backcountry to safely pushing past their comfort zones and adventuring out beyond their wildest dreams.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Alias Training & Security Services. Each week Alias brings us a different Trainer and in turn they offer SSD readers hard earned words of wisdom.