12 CAB refuelers keep birds in flight at Falcon Autumn
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, execute a hot refueling for a CH-47F Chinook helicopter from 1-214th, 12 CAB during exercise Falcon Autumn 22 at Vredepeel, Netherlands, Nov. 5, 2022. 12 CAB is among other units assigned to V Corps, America's Forward Deployed Corps in Europe. They work alongside NATO Allies and regional security partners to provide combat-ready forces, execute joint and multinational training exercises, and retain command and control for all rotational and assigned units in the European Theater. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Mort) VIEW ORIGINAL
12 CAB refuelers keep birds in flight at Falcon Autumn
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 1-214th General Support Aviation Battalion,12th Combat Aviation Brigade, taxis along the flight line after refueling during exercise Falcon Autumn 22 at Vredepeel, Netherlands, Nov. 5, 2022. 12 CAB is among other units assigned to V Corps, America's Forward Deployed Corps in Europe. They work alongside NATO Allies and regional security partners to provide combat-ready forces, execute joint and multinational training exercises, and retain command and control for all rotational and assigned units in the European Theater. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Mort) VIEW ORIGINAL
12 CAB refuelers keep birds in flight at Falcon Autumn
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, execute a hot refueling for an AS-532 Cougar helicopter belonging to the Netherlands Defence Helicopter Command during exercise Falcon Autumn 22 at Vredepeel, Netherlands, Nov. 7, 2022. 12 CAB is among other units assigned to V Corps, America's Forward Deployed Corps in Europe. They work alongside NATO Allies and regional security partners to provide combat-ready forces, execute joint and multinational training exercises, and retain command and control for all rotational and assigned units in the European Theater. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Mort) VIEW ORIGINAL
12 CAB refuelers keep birds in flight at Falcon Autumn
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Two U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook helicopters from 1-214th General Support Aviation Battalion,12th Combat Aviation Brigade, taxi along the flight line before refueling during exercise Falcon Autumn 22 at Vredepeel, Netherlands, Nov. 5, 2022. 12 CAB is among other units assigned to V Corps, America's Forward Deployed Corps in Europe. They work alongside NATO Allies and regional security partners to provide combat-ready forces, execute joint and multinational training exercises, and retain command and control for all rotational and assigned units in the European Theater. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Mort) VIEW ORIGINAL

LIEUTENANT GENERAL BEST BARRACKS, Netherlands -- A team of 10 Soldiers, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, facilitated a hot refueling point for the Dutch, Polish, and United States rotary wing aviation assets during exercise Falcon Autumn 22 at Vredepeel, Netherlands, Nov. 5, 2022.

Exercise Falcon Autumn 22 simulates the defense of allied territory in a collaborative environment, which reflects realistic conditions and prepares participants for multinational operations.

Sgt. 1st Class Chris Cox, a petroleum supply specialist assigned to HHC, 1-214th GSAB, 12 CAB, is the non-commissioned officer in charge of the Forward Arming and Refueling Point, also known as a "FARP," and explains how it is a force multiplier for commanders.

"It [the FARP] allows us to launch aircraft to the forward line of troops, and with us being so far forward, they don't have to reach back as far to get fuel, and it keeps them in the fight longer," Cox said.

1LT Joseph Caudill, FARP officer in charge, HHC, 1-214th GSAB, 12 CAB, explains more.

"We have conducted multinational cross-training on petroleum laboratory analysis, communications equipment, military vehicles, uniforms, and personal protective equipment," Caudill said.

Although the Dutch and U.S. have separate FARP locations, the teams end their days together.

12 CAB refuelers keep birds in flight at Falcon Autumn
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A team of 10 U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, come together for a quick photo during exercise Falcon Autumn 22 at Vredepeel, Netherlands, Nov. 5, 2022. 12 CAB is among other units assigned to V Corps, America's Forward Deployed Corps in Europe. They work alongside NATO Allies and regional security partners to provide combat-ready forces, execute joint and multinational training exercises, and retain command and control for all rotational and assigned units in the European Theater. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Mort) VIEW ORIGINAL
12 CAB refuelers keep birds in flight at Falcon Autumn
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 1-214th General Support Aviation Battalion,12th Combat Aviation Brigade, taxis along the flight line after refueling during exercise Falcon Autumn 22 at Vredepeel, Netherlands, Nov. 7, 2022. 12 CAB is among other units assigned to V Corps, America's Forward Deployed Corps in Europe. They work alongside NATO Allies and regional security partners to provide combat-ready forces, execute joint and multinational training exercises, and retain command and control for all rotational and assigned units in the European Theater. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Mort) VIEW ORIGINAL
12 CAB refuelers keep birds in flight at Falcon Autumn
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, ground guides a HEMTT M978 A4 Fuel Servicing truck after refueling during exercise Falcon Autumn 22 at Vredepeel, Netherlands, Nov. 5, 2022. 12 CAB is among other units assigned to V Corps, America's Forward Deployed Corps in Europe. They work alongside NATO Allies and regional security partners to provide combat-ready forces, execute joint and multinational training exercises, and retain command and control for all rotational and assigned units in the European Theater. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Mort) VIEW ORIGINAL

"We are at separate [FARP] locations, but the same LSA [logistic support area]. We live together," Cox said. "I knew many of the guys from exercise Green Griffin last year, and they made us feel right at home."

U.S. personnel and equipment are scheduled to return to their home garrisons after completing the exercise activities.

12 CAB is among other units assigned to V Corps, America's Forward Deployed Corps in Europe. They work alongside NATO Allies and regional security partners to provide combat-ready forces, execute joint and multinational training exercises, and retain command and control for all rotational and assigned units in the European Theater.

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