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F-22s Conduct FARP Training at JBPHH

August 9, 2019

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Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) F-22s and maintainers from the 154th Wing conducted joint Forward Air Refueling Point (FARP) operations training with airman from Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) for the first time at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

FARP operations are utilized to refuel aircraft in remote locations when air-to-air refueling is not possible or when fueling stations are not accessible. Our F-22 pilots kept their engines fired up, while receiving a direct line of fuel from an AFSOC MC-130J. With this capability our Hawaiian Raptors can rapidly refuel and return to the battle space in no time.

FARP airmen are specially trained to operate in austere and hostile environments; they are even capable of executing refueling operations in pitch black darkness. Anywhere you can land a MC-130, FARP has the ability to set up a refueling site with both minimal equipment and personnel, to provide versatility while leaving a low footprint.

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