19 AW, MAG-24 conduct FARP operations during JPMRC 24-01

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  • By Staff Sgt. Valerie Halbert
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 19th Airlift Wing conducted a Forward Area Refueling Point operation during the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center training exercise at Bradshaw Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 31, 2023.

JPMRC 24-01 generates combat-credible readiness and allows the Combined and Joint Force to execute tough, realistic training in the remote, austere, and challenging conditions they may face in crisis or conflict.

During the FARP operation, Airmen with 41st Airlift Squadron worked together with U.S. Marines from the Marine Wing Support Squadron 174, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, to refuel an MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, MAG-24, 1st MAW.

FARP is a rapid transfer of fuel from one aircraft to another, allowing aircraft to land and refuel or re-arm, before returning to operations within a short period of time in austere environments.

Exercises like JPMRC showcase the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft’s ruggedness which allows it to operate on unimproved surfaces, to include unimproved landing zones, under all weather conditions, both day and night. With FARP support, any accessible airfield or island can be used to refuel aircraft and get them back to the fight; playing a vital role in the U.S. military’s adaptive basing abilities to deliver airpower lethality more effectively and efficiently anywhere in the world.

Additionally, JPMRC 24-01 provided the opportunity for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps to strengthen their skill sets together and accomplish the Department of Defense’s mission to provide combat-credible military forces. The exercise also includes over 5,300 training participants from across the U.S. Joint Force, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, and Thailand.