Air Force Photos

Santa 60 delivers Christmas cheer to Murilo atoll during Operation Christmas Drop 2017
First Lt. Quinn Van Drew, C-130J Super Hercules first pilot, assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, pilots his aircraft during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 15, 2017, above the Pacific Ocean near Guam. Operation Christmas Drop enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities by allowing aircrews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai) and Royal Australian Air Force, to maintain and develop combat readiness through sustainable aircraft generation and training for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)