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Operation Christmas Drop 2017 Operation Christmas Drop launches
The 66th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop took to the sky Dec. 11, 2017 as military leaders ceremoniously pushed the first pallet of donated toys, food, supplies and educational materials into a C-130J Super Hercules at Andersen Air Force Base.
0 12/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Dec. 5
On this look around the Air Force, we take a look at the Hurricane Hunters’ mission and this month marks the 66th anniversaryof Operation Christmas Drop. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Cory Kuttler.
0 12/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: Dec. 9
On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks at the Reagan National Defense Forum, the Air Force releases F-35A Lightning II candidate bases, and Operation Christmas Drop is underway.
0 12/09
2016
Military and civilian leaders push a box onto a C-130 Hercules during the 2016 Operation Christmas Drop Push Ceremony Dec. 6, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This year the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force worked together to continue the tradition of air dropping tools, food, clothing and toys throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo) Operation Christmas Drop begins at Guam
Military members from the U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy, with international support from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force are joining forces to airdrop and deliver donated toys, clothes, food items and other necessities to remote islands across the Pacific Ocean as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2016.
0 12/06
2016
Australian Army Cpl. Teome Matamua and Sgt. Phillip McIllvaney, 176th Air Dispatch Squadron loadmasters, deliver the first low-cost, low-altitude bundle of Operation Christmas Drop 2015 to the island of Mogmog, Dec. 8, 2015. Australian and Japanese C-130 Hercules aircrews for the first time joined U.S. Airmen during the 64th year of Operation Christmas Drop which provided critical supplies to 56 islands throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau. It highlighted the U.S. and allied airpower capabilities to orient and respond to activities in peacetime and crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katrina Brisbin) US, Australia, Japan launch Operation Christmas Drop
With the holiday season now in full swing, 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, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid/disaster relief (HA/DR) training by delivering donated goods via C-130 to more than 56 of the Pacific's most remote and populated islands.
0 12/09
2015
Islanders rush to lift a package out of the water during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 9, 2014, at Ulithi Atoll, Micronesia. The bundle weighed 550 pounds, bringing food, clothes, tools and toys to the island in celebration of Christmas. This reminder of Christmas has been airdropped to the islands of Micronesia for 63 continuous years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez) Yokota brings holiday cheer to islanders
A Yokota Air Base, Japan C-130 Hercules airdropped donations to residents of the Micronesian islands during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 9.
2 12/18
2014
Default Air Force Logo Operation Christmas Drop supplies islands with bundles of joy
The men and women from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam and Yokota Air Base, Japan, dropped its last bundle of joy Dec. 13, to the Micronesian Islands as Operation Christmas Drop came to an end just in time for the holiday season.
0 12/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo Operation Christmas Drop continues as Pacific tradition
Base volunteers here will team up with Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to conduct humanitarian airdrops over the remote islands of Micronesia in the Western Pacific this week. Volunteers here have been spreading the holiday cheer to surrounding islands since December 1952. Operation Christmas Drop is the longest running humanitarian airlift mission supported by the Department of Defense.
0 12/09
2013
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