Raptors roar for FARPs readiness

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)