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Airmen deliver fuel, sustain relief efforts

Posted 3/17/2011   Updated 3/17/2011 Email story   Print story

    

3/17/2011 - Tech. Sgt. Dave Harwood, 17th Special Operations Squadron flight engineer, calculates the take off landing distance to Yamagata Airport to a establish forward area refueling point (FARP) March 17. The FARP members defueled the MC-130P and fueled four fuel bladders for a total of 36,000 pounds of JP-8 fuel. FARPs allow aircraft to operate at further distances by allowing the aircraft to stop and refuel where typically no fuel exists. The FARP team is capable of providing fuel to remote and austere locations. The fuels at Yamagata Airport will be used for American forces search and recovery teams during Japans earthquake and tsunami relief. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)



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3/18/2011 6:02:35 PM ET
So proud of all our airmen expecially one Bradley c. Price service at Yokota.You rock boys.Your proud GrandMotherm62643
Ms. Tina Price, Beaufort SC
 
3/18/2011 1:07:32 AM ET
Love love love this man The Jakal spouses are so proud of what our loved ones are doing to assist Japan during this ongoing tragedy. -Jennifer Harwood
Jennifer Harwood, Kadena AB
 
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