FAARPForward Area Arming and Refuel Point
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One light-equipment platoon constructed the C-130 ALZ, while another one constructed the helicopter taxiway, landing zones, and FAARP.
The site was now capable of landing C-130 aircraft, parking rotary-wing aircraft on an AM2 matted taxiway, fueling rotary-wing aircraft from a 40,000-gallon FAARP, and sustaining additional personnel with quality-of-life enhancements.
Bud Sauvageau, JSHIP's Air Force Deputy Director and former Special Operations Forces Air Planner, explains, "The Special Operations Forces routinely conduct tube loading in the field at their FAARP [Forward Area Arming and Refueling Point] as an absolute operational mission requirement.