Airmen compete for spot on refueling team
Tech. Sgt. Nicholas T. Piper, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron Forward Area Refueling Point team chief, straps in a fuel hose prior to the start of a FARP team tryout here Feb. 15, 2018. The FARP team here consists of 12 designated fuels Airmen. Because of the demands of the FARP mission, applicants are vetted through interviews with leadership and a hands-on tryout before being approved to attend the week-long FARP School at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Upon completion of the course they become one of the less than 10 percent of fuels Airmen certified as a FARP operator. The FARP team here is the only one in the Air Mobility Command.