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Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Bruce Best, University of Guam researcher, communicates with islanders throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau relaying messages and airdrop information to aircrews flying during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 13, 2017, at the University of Guam, Guam. ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Bruce Best, University of Guam researcher, communicates with aircrews during Operation Christmas Drop, at the University of Guam, Guam, Dec. 13, 2017. Every December, C-130J Super Hercules aircrews from Yokota Air Base head to Andersen Air Force Base to execute low-cost, low-altitude airdrops to islanders throughout th ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
A C-12J Huron, assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron is prepared for a flight in support of Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 11, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Japan. OCD is the longest running Department of Defense airlift operation, providing nearly 25 tons of critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Maj. George Metros, 36th Airlift Squadron pilot, banks left over a Micronesian island to ensure a bundle safely landed on the island during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 11, 2017. Over the course of 10 days, the aircrews airdrop food, supplies and educational materials to islanders throughout the Commonwealth ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Airman 1st Class Stephen Clark, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waves to people on a Micronesian island after delivering a bundle during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 11, 2017. Every December, C-130 aircrews from Yokota head to Andersen AFB. From there, the crews airdrop food, supplies and educational mater ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
The parachute opens up as a bundle is pushed out the back of a C-130J Super Hercules to fly toward a Micronesian island during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 11, 2017. OCD is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian airlift training operation and will provide nearly 25 tons of critical supplies t ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
A bundle glides down toward a Micronesian island during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 11, 2017. OCD enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities between three nations and lays the foundation for regional cooperation expansion during real-world contingencies in the Indo-Asi ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) Staff Sgt. Mayo Ito, 1st Tactical Airlift Squadron loadmaster, poses for a photo during operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. OCD enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities between RAAF, U.S. and Koku ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules takes off during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. OCD is a training mission which helps the 374th Airlift Wing along with partners, the Koku Jieitai and Royal Australian Air Force, to maintain and develop combat readiness through sus ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
A Koku Jieitai C-130H Hercules takes off during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. OCD is a training mission which helps the 374th Airlift Wing along with partners, the Koku Jieitai and Royal Australian Air Force, to maintain and develop combat readiness through sustainable aircr ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules takes off during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. OCD is a training mission which helps the 374th Airlift Wing along with partners, the Koku Jieitai and Royal Australian Air Force, to maintain and develop combat readiness through sustainab ...More
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jojie Arcega pushes a practice bundle out from a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jojie Arcega pushes a practice bundle out of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft over Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2017, before conducting Operation Christmas Drop. Arcega is a loadmaster assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres Chardon
Air Force pilots and a crew chief fly a C-130J Super Hercules over Andersen Air Force Base
Air Force pilots and a crew chief fly a C-130J Super Hercules over Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2017, before conducting Operation Christmas Drop. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres Chardon
Air Force Capt. Lionel Alford flies a C-130J Super Hercules over Andersen Air Force Base.
Air Force Capt. Lionel Alford flies a C-130J Super Hercules over Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2017, before conducting Operation Christmas Drop. Alford is a pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres Chardon
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
Airmen with the Royal Australian Air Force sit on the ramp of a RAAF C-130J Super Hercules as it passes by a Micronesian island during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2017. Over the course of 10 days, members of OCD provide critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting about 20,000 people covering ...More
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
Royal Australian Air Force Leading Aircraftman Stephen Manila, 37th Squadron Avionics Technician, watches a bundle depart a RAAF C-130J Super Hercules and fall toward a Micronesian island during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 10, 2017. Members of OCD built 120 bundles in order to provide essential supplies to p ...More
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Karl Penny, 37th Squadron loadmaster, pushes out a bundle as Leading Aircraftman Stephen Manila, 37th Squadron Avionics Technician, looks on during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2017. OCD is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian airlift training operati ...More
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Karl Penny, left, and Warrant Officer Nicholas Stubbs-Race, both 37th Squadron loadmasters, prepare to release a bundle during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2017. The aircrews airdropped food, supplies and educational materials to islanders throughout the Commonwealth o ...More
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Karl Penny, a loadmaster with the 37th Squadron, left, and Corporal Liz Knauer, a supply technician with the 37th Squadron, watch as the parachute of a bundle opens up as it goes toward a Micronesian island during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2017. The aircrews airdrop ...More
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
A bundle glides toward a Micronesian island during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2017. OCD is important because if a humanitarian aid or contingency operation in an unfamiliar area arises, the training and experience from this event improves each participant the ability to drop bundles at a fast and effic ...More
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop
Air Force Staff Sgt. Jojie Arcega pushes a practice bundle out from a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
Air Force pilots and a crew chief fly a C-130J Super Hercules over Andersen Air Force Base
Air Force Capt. Lionel Alford flies a C-130J Super Hercules over Andersen Air Force Base.
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
USAF, RAAF, JASDF complete first Operation Christmas Drop 2017 sortie
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September 13, 2016 -- OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea - OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Today, two U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted training with fighter aircraft from the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) and a low-level flight with fighter aircraft from the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States, in response to the recent nuclear test by North Korea. (Courtesy Photo by U.S. Forces Korea/Released)


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