Raptors roar for FARPs readiness

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is marshalled in by a forward area refueling point Air Commando with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M., during the operation. The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft, combining stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and integrated avionics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is marshalled in by a forward area refueling point Air Commando with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M., during the operation. The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft, combining stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and integrated avionics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., taxis at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. Forward area refueling point Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M., during the operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., taxis at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. Forward area refueling point Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M., during the operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Forward area refueling point Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron sprint around an F-22 Raptor during a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Forward area refueling point Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron sprint around an F-22 Raptor during a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that trains petroleum, oils and lubrication Airmen to perform covert, nighttime refueling operations in deployed locations where fueling stations are not accessible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible. FARPs provide the ability to ensure an aircraft’s global reach capabilities are met to accomplish the mission. Three F-22 Raptors assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., received fuel from an MC-130J Commando II tanker assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that trains petroleum, oils and lubrication Airmen to perform covert, nighttime refueling operations in deployed locations where fueling stations are not accessible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible. FARPs provide the ability to ensure an aircraft’s global reach capabilities are met to accomplish the mission. Three F-22 Raptors assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., received fuel from an MC-130J Commando II tanker assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that trains petroleum, oils and lubrication Airmen to perform covert, nighttime refueling operations in deployed locations where fueling stations are not accessible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible. FARPs provide the ability to ensure an aircraft’s global reach capabilities are met to accomplish the mission. Three F-22 Raptors assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., received fuel from an MC-130J Commando II tanker assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that trains petroleum, oils and lubrication Airmen to perform covert, nighttime refueling operations in deployed locations where fueling stations are not accessible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible. FARPs provide the ability to ensure an aircraft’s global reach capabilities are met to accomplish the mission. Three F-22 Raptors assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., received fuel from an MC-130J Commando II tanker assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron prepare to connect a fuel hose to an F-22 Raptor during a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen perform covert nighttime refueling operations in deployed locations where fueling points are not accessible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron prepare to connect a fuel hose to an F-22 Raptor during a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen perform covert nighttime refueling operations in deployed locations where fueling points are not accessible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

A forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron pulls a fuel hose during a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that trains petroleum, oils and lubrication Airmen to perform covert, 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)

A forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron pulls a fuel hose during a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that trains petroleum, oils and lubrication Airmen to perform covert, 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)

Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron sprint around an F-22 Raptor during a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Garrett)

Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron sprint around an F-22 Raptor during a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Garrett)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., departs after receiving fuel from an MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M, during a forward area refueling point operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J during the operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., departs after receiving fuel from an MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M, during a forward area refueling point operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J during the operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., departs after receiving fuel from an MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M, during a forward area refueling point operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J during the operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
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An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., departs after receiving fuel from an MC-130J Commando II tanker aircraft assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M, during a forward area refueling point operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. FARP Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron refueled three F-22s from an MC-130J during the operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Forward area refueling point Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron conduct a FARP operation at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Feb. 26, 2017. The FARP program is a United States Special Operations Command initiative that trains petroleum, oils and lubrication Airmen to perform covert, nighttime refueling operations in deployed locations where fueling stations are not accessible or when air-to-air refueling is not possible. FARPs provide the ability to ensure an aircraft’s global reach capabilities are met to accomplish the mission. Three F-22 Raptors assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., received fuel from an MC-130J Commando II tanker assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)