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Staff Sgt. Eddie Flint, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution supervisor carries a hose during a Forward Area Refueling Point team tryout here Feb. 15, 2018. Airmen compete for spot on refueling team
The 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron is home to the only Forward Area Refueling Point team in the Air Mobility Command. FARP is a specialty within the fuels career field where members selected to the FARP team are certified to establish refueling sites and refuel airframes in austere locations.“Our FARP team members are the cream of the crop for
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Aircraft Structural Maintenance apprentices with the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron discuss a repair with Tech. Sgt. Matthew Foster, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron Aircraft Structural Maintenance supervisor, November 16, 2016 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Sheet metals technicians are part of a large group of Cannon Air Commandos who work through the night to keep aircraft flying. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Shelby Kay-Fantozzi/released) Cannon after dark: A night in photos
"Any place, any time, anywhere" is the motto for Air Force Special Operations Command. Aircraft maintenance specialists work through the night to provide specialized airpower for our nation.
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Airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron conduct a hot refuel on a U-28A during Forward Area Refueling Point training on Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 7, 2015. FARP first came about after the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt. After this event, the Air Force realized the need for a highly-efficient way to transfer fuel from one aircraft to another, in non-standard and hostile environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Kai L. White) Fuels Airmen, flight crews practice night Forward Area Refueling Point procedures
Special teams of fuels Airmen provide a critical capability for wartime and humanitarian missions as FARP operations expand the role of special operation forces around the world. They provide a means of "hot" refueling from a tanker aircraft to various types of fixed and rotor-wing receiver aircraft. FARP missions are flown at only five bases
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