Operation Christmas Drop is the longest running United States Department of Defense humanitarian airlift mission. Recently, C-130 Hercules aircrews and support personnel from Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan delivered donated goods via C-130 to more than 56 of the Pacific's most remote and populated islands. The Christmas Drop impacts more than 20,000 islanders annually. This year, C-130 aircrews will deliver nearly 40,000 pounds of supplies by executing more than 20 low-cost, low-altitude airdrop (LCLA) training missions to islanders. The airdrop missions allow aircrews to practice essential combat skills while coming together to lend a helping hand to Guam's island neighbors in Micronesia. For more information, follow Operation Christmas Drop on Facebook.
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