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A U.S. Airman with the 1st Special Operations Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, puts equipment away during a forward area refueling point training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18, 2020. This concept allows fighter aircraft to land, replenish fuel or rearm before returning to air-battle operations within a short period of time in harsh territories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)
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A U.S. Airman with the 1st Special Operations Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, holds a fuel hose steady during a forward area refueling point (FARP) training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18, 2020. With FARP support, any accessible airfield or island can be used to replenish aircraft and get them back to the fight, delivering airpower lethality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)
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A U.S. Airman with the 1st Special Operations Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, rolls up a fuel hose during a forward area refueling point (FARP) training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18, 2020. FARP ensures the rapid transfer of fuel from one aircraft to another. In this case, an MC-130J and two F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)
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A U.S. Airman with the 1st Special Operations Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, drains the gas from a fuel hose during a forward area refueling point (FARP) training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18, 2020. FARP, a specialty within the petroleum, oils and lubrication career field, trains Airmen to effectively refuel aircraft in remote locations when air-to-air refueling is not possible or when fueling stations are not accessible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)
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A U.S. Airman with the 1st Special Operations Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, unhooks the fuel hose during a forward area refueling point (FARP) training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18, 2020. FARP plays a role in the U.S. military’s adaptive basing abilities to deliver airpower and lethality more efficiently anywhere in the world by being able to provide a mobile refueling point anywhere an aircraft can land. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)
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A U.S. Airman with the 1st Special Operations Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, observes forward area refueling point (FARP) training from inside a U.S. Air Force MC-130J at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18, 2020. When a fighter squadron has FARP support, options are vastly increased, as any accessible airfield or island can be used to replenish fighters and send them back to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)
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A U.S. Airman with the 35th Air Maintenance Squadron directs an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a forward area refueling point training (FARP) exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18, 2020. FARP is the rapid transfer of fuel from one aircraft to another. This capability makes it possible for fighter aircraft to land, replenish fuel and return to air-battle operations within a short timeframe in austere environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)
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A U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon with its engines on during a forward area refueling point training (FARP) exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18, 2020. Without FARP capabilities, U.S. Air Force aircraft are limited to air-to-air refueling and permanently-installed bases for their refueling needs. However, when a fighter squadron has FARP support, options are vastly increased, as any accessible airfield or island can be used to replenish fighters and send them back to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class China M. Shock)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mitchell Bloom, a 459th Airlift Squadron defensive carrier service technician from Yokota Air Base, Japan, loads a cargo box into a C-12 Huron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 19, 2017. Whenever there are small equipment transports needed, the 730th Air Mobility Squadron works with qualified carriers to deliver goods between several bases. Depending on various factors, like windspeed, the C-12 can carry various weights and up to 10 passengers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)
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A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off for a medical evacuation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 19, 2017. The 730th AMS supports an average of eight joint-base missions every week by providing transportation services on request. Medical evacuations are important to Misawa enabling personnel to receive the treatment they need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)
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U.S. Air Force civilian contractor, Spencer Flippings, a 730th Air Mobility Squadron airfreight technician, watches his path as he backs up a Tunner 60K-loader at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 19, 2017. The loader is used for transporting cargo up to 60,000 pounds into an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Pekins, a 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief from Kadena Air Base, Japan, connects a tail-stand to a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron out of Kadena, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 19, 2017. The Air Mobility Command's four core mission areas -airlift, air refueling, air mobility and support- aids the Pacific Command mission of enhancing U.S. presence in the region by strategically distributing our posture over a wider geographic range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen work with the 730th Air Mobility Squadron Operating Location Bravo air terminal ground handling services civilian contractors to connect loading stairs to a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 733rd AMS out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 19, 2017. The 730th AMS terminal works with contractors and provides support during medical evacuations. The aircraft landed at Misawa to retrieve a patient. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Churchill, a 35th Maintenance Group transient alert technician, puts blocks in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 19, 2017. Several units coordinate with the 730th AMS Operating Location Bravo air terminal ground handling services ensuring it is safe to land without inhibiting the F-16 Fighting Falcon mission at Misawa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)
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