forward arming and refueling point


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forward arming and refueling point

A temporary facility - organized, equipped, and deployed by an aviation commander, and normally located in the main battle area closer to the area where operations are being conducted than the aviation unit's combat service area - to provide fuel and ammunition necessary for the employment of aviation maneuver units in combat. The forward arming and refueling point permits combat aircraft to rapidly refuel and rearm simultaneously. Also called FARP.
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Midway through the deployment, the FSC had a unique and somewhat unprecedented opportunity to provide forward arming and refueling point (FARP) training for select airmen of the Afghan Air Force (AAF) as they prepared to assume this mission in the near future.
To address this need, Soldiers of the fuel and water platoon of the 601st Aviation Support Battalion, Task Force Guardian, prepared for jump forward arming and refueling point (JFARP) operations.
On 30 March two Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775 AH-1W Super Cobras collided while taxiing to a forward arming and refueling point.
A pair of AH-1W Super Cobras, low on fuel, land on a highway near Baghdad on 13 April next to a convoy from Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 on its way to set up a forward arming and refueling point, On 25 March CH-46 Sea Knights and Army UH-60 Blackhawks land on a road near the airstrip at Jalibah to take on additional fuel before continuing their mission.
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