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Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron wait for a Pilatus PC-12 assigned to the 319th Special Operations Squadron to taxi to a forward area refueling point at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 13, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that performs nighttime refueling operations in deployed locations where fueling stations are not accessible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) EC-130J broadcasts FARP capability with PC-12
Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a forward area refueling point operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 13. During the operation, a Pilatus PC-12 assigned to the 319th Special Operations Squadron received fuel from an EC-130J Commando Solo assigned to the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Middletown,
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2017
A Special Tactics Airman assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron communicate with aircraft during a Full Mission Profile exercise at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Oct. 12, 2016.  The FMP was utilized to integrate special operations forces and foster tactical maturity through deliberate planning and execution of a force projection package and enable Special Tactics Airmen pre-deployment evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez) Air Commandos get real-world experience at White Sands
The 26th Special Tactics Squadron trained alongside 27th Special Operations Wing units while conducting a full mission profile at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., earlier this month.The training tested the Air Commandos’ abilities to react to adverse conditions and complete a mission as a team in an unknown location.“The purpose of a FMP is to
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2016
A combat controller directs a CV-22 for landing during a training exercise in Green River, Utah, July 26, 2016. The full mission profile provided these Airmen an opportunity to practice their core competencies and hone their skills in unfamiliar terrain similar to what they might encounter overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams) 27th SOW tests new capabilities in unfamiliar terrain
In late July, for the very first time, the 27th Special Operations Wing conducted a full mission profile (FMP) hundreds of miles away in the mountainous terrain of Utah and Colorado.The training provided Air Commandos with the chance to identify their strengths and weaknesses in an unfamiliar location while also testing brand new mission
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2016
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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2015
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