FARP; Ponzu (1950, 1975); Flagel (1993, 1999)

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Wed Mar 26 16:07:13 UTC 2003

> FARP--Not something associated with beans.  From the WALL
> March 2003, pg. 1, col. 5:  "The Marine helicopter pilots call it a
> FARP--short for forward arming and refueling point."

This is a long-time military jargon term. We had FARPs back when I was in
the army in the late-80s.

CNN reporters with the 101st Airborne and commentators on that network have
been adding an extra R--FARRP, calling it a Forward Air Rearming and
Refueling Point. The WSJ uses the form given in official DoD dictionaries
and glossaries.

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