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Well-conducted FARPs require orchestration

 

Written by Spc. Jennifer Andersson
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division159th Combat Aviation BrigadeKandahar Airfield, Afghanistan – After the cool morning had yielded to the heat of the day, a group of soldiers dressed in oppressive full battle rattle waited the “10 more minutes until the bird is ready.”

This was at least the third time they’d received the 10-minute warning.

“The mission will be over by the time we get there,” one soldier joked.

“No, they need us,” was the answer.

Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, discuss a plan of action to unload materiels necessary for moving the fuel blivets in the foreground during a forward arming and refueling point mission in southern Afghanistan, April 13th. (Photo by: Spc. Jennifer Andersson)

Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, discuss a plan of action to unload materiels necessary for moving the fuel blivets in the foreground during a forward arming and refueling point mission in southern Afghanistan, April 13th. (Photo by: Spc. Jennifer Andersson)

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