77 FGS completes FARP training

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  • By Senior Airman Madeline Herzog
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Airmen assigned to 15th Special Operations Squadron (15th SOS), Hurlburt Field, Fla., brief 77th Fighter Generation Squadron Airmen on the principles of forward area refueling points (FARP) at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 6, 2022.

The 15th SOS Airmen demonstrated FARP procedures to the 77th FSG Airmen before they were able to exercise on FARP.

FARP is the rapid transfer of fuel from one aircraft to another. This capability makes it possible for fighter aircraft to land, replenish fuel and return to air-battle operations within a short time frame in austere environments. The training prepares U.S. and Allied forces to effectively refuel aircraft in austere locations when air-to-air refueling is not possible or when fueling stations are not accessible.  

FARP capability is a key component of agile combat employment, allowing units to quickly set up operations and conduct missions in austere environments.

With FARP support, any accessible landing zone can be used to refuel aircraft and get them back to the fight, enhancing the U.S. military’s adaptive capabilities to deliver airpower lethality more effectively and efficiently anywhere in the world.