TINIAN, Northern Mariana Islands- Marines and sailors completed forward arming and refueling point training on Charlie runway at Tinian’s North Field during Exercise Forager Fury II Dec. 9.
Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force used the FARP to refuel Navy MH-60S Sea Hawks belonging to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 stationed at Anderson Air Force Base, according to Chief Warrant Officer Luc Brennan, fuels officer with MWSS-171.
“The FARP is truly expeditionary in nature,” said Brennan. “The FARP support was designed to enable close air support for the infantry. We will move forward and provide an area for aircraft to refuel and re-arm in order to reengage and reduce the turnaround time FOB.”
This FARP is the first to be used on Charlie runway since Marines with MWSS-171 cleared and restored the runway for use.
[U.S. Marines with Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF), Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, participate in a crash-fire rescue drill on North Field, Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands during Exercise Forager Fury, Dec. 3, 2013. ARFF is training to improve their response time in the event of an emergency situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Schlosser/Released)
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