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18th LRS FARP

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt Chris Marshall, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Forward Area Refueling Point NCO in charge, and Staff Sgts. Chandler Nowell and Cody Brazil, both 18th LRS FARP members, push a refueling cart into their garage during a maintenance day Aug. 16, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Regular maintenance of FARP equipment ensures mission success during field operations in austere locations around the world when standard air-to-air or refueling stations are not available. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

18th LRS FARP

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chandler Nowell, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Forward Area Refueling Point member, rolls a 100-ft fuel hose during a maintenance day Aug. 16, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Each fuel hose must be properly assembled to specifications in order to survive the rigors of special operations missions. The FARP teams support contingency and exercise operations to refuel aircraft and equipment in austere locations where typical air-to-air refueling or established refueling stations are not available. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

18th LRS FARP

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Brazil, 18th Logistics Squadron Forward Area Refueling Point member, hammers a center punch on a bander tool during fuel hose construction with Tech. Sgt. Chris Marshall, FARP NCOIC, and Staff Sgt. Chandler Nowell, FARP member, also from the 18th LRS, Aug. 16, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The FARP members conduct regular maintenance on their own equipment due to the specialized nature of their mission set within the LRS. They specialize in refueling aircraft at remote locations when air-to-air refueling is not possible or when fueling stations are not accessible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

18th LRS FARP

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chandler Nowell, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Forward Area Refueling Point member, assembles a fuel hose during a maintenance day Aug. 16, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Chandler and other FARP members maintain their own equipment and must regularly decommission old hoses and build new ones, ensuring a 100 percent compliance to technical specifications developed for use in austere locations anywhere in the world. The FARP mission extends the range and loiter time of aircraft and vehicles enabling special operations teams to have greater tactical effectiveness over a wider geographical area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

18th LRS FARP

A Forward Area Refueling Point toolbox contains a variety of fuels equipment Aug. 16, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The FARP team conducts 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 Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

18th LRS FARP

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris Marshall, Forward Area Refueling Point NCO in charge, and Staff Sgt. Chandler Nowell, FARP member, both from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron, assemble a fuel hose during a routine maintenance day, Aug. 16, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The FARP members conduct not only extensive nighttime training but also extensive equipment maintenance to exacting standards to meet rigorous mission demands in austere locations where conventional aircraft refueling is not possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

18th LRS FARP

Fuel nozzles sit ready for hose fitment Aug. 16, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Forward Area Refueling Point members from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron conduct routine maintenance on fuel carts and fuel hoses to ensure all components can withstand field deployment in austere locations in support of training exercises and contingencies across the Indo-Asia Pacific Theater. The FARP team conducts 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 Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

18th LRS FARP

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris Marshall, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Forward Area Refueling Point NCO in charge, gathers components to build fuel hoses during a routine maintenance day, Aug. 16, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. A high operations tempo requires Marshall and his FARP team to regularly decommission, build and test fuel hoses to ensure 100% compliance with safety and technical specifications. The FARP team conducts 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 Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

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