Kadena Airmen 'fuel' relief efforts at Japanese airport

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Airmen from the 17th Special Operations Squadron and a 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Forward Area Refueling Point, or FARP, Team delivered and offloaded 36,000 pounds of fuel from an MC-130P Combat Shadow here March 17.

Members of the FARP team site to offload fuel to storage devices or other aircraft which increases an aircraft's range by creating a refueling point where typically no fuel exists.

The fuel here will be used for search and recovery teams supporting Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief.