Air Force Photos

Operation Christmas Drop
A C-130 Hercules crew from the 36th Airlift Squadron prepares for an airdrop mission during Operation Christmas Drop at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 11, 2013. This year marks the 62nd year of Operation Christmas Drop, which began in 1952, making it the world's longest running airdrop mission. Every December, C-130 Hercules crews from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, partner with the 36th Wing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to airlift food, supplies and toys to islanders throughout Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Jake Bailey)