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Operation Christmas Drop box buildOperation Christmas Drop box build
Operation Christmas Drop box build

Xavier Pinnock son of Tech. Sgt. Kaia Pinnock 36th Contracting Squadron and Tech. Sgt. Tanneka Chew, 36th Operations Support Squadron, Deputy Airfield Manager and Operation Christmas Drop volunteer stack non-perishable food items at in front of each box in Hangar 5 on Dec. 4, 2010 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The concept of Operation Christmas Drop began in 1952 when locals on the island of Kapingamarangi waved to the crew of a WB-50 flying overhead. In the spirit of the holiday season, the crew gathered what they could, packed it into a canister, attached a parachute and dropped it to the islanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)
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Posted: 12/6/2010

Operation Christmas Drop box buildOperation Christmas Drop box build
Operation Christmas Drop box build

More than 57 boxes are filled with toys, cloths, first aid kits, food and supplies Dec. 4, 2010 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during the Operation Christmas Drop box build. Christmas Drop is the longest running humanitarian campaign in the world marking more than five decades in operation. The concept of Operation Christmas Drop began in 1952 when locals on the island of Kapingamarangi waved to the crew of a WB-50 flying overhead. In the spirit of the holiday season, the crew gathered what they could, packed it into a canister, attached a parachute and dropped it to the islanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)
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Posted: 12/6/2010

Operation Christmas Drop box buildOperation Christmas Drop box build
Operation Christmas Drop box build

Tech. Sgt. Kaia Pinnock 36th Contracting Squadron places a donated tricycle into one of the boxes during Operation Christmas Drop box build Dec. 4, 2010 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Throughout the year, volunteers from organizations island-wide donate a variety of items ensuring the people on neighboring islands experience a wonderful holiday. Operation Christmas Drop is a non-profit operation powered by volunteers from Andersen, the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan and the local community. To date more than 800,000 pounds of goods have been dropped throughout the Marianas, Carolines, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and the Federal States of Micronesia Islands.
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Posted: 12/6/2010

Operation Christmas Drop box buildOperation Christmas Drop box build
Operation Christmas Drop box build

Team Andersen volunteers came out for the Operation Christmas drop box build in Hangar 5 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 4, 2010. The volunteers made sure each box contained non-perishable food items, clothing, and much more. In all more than 57 boxes were built for the drop. Operation Christmas Drop is a non-profit organization powered by volunteers from Andersen AFB and the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan. Every year as part of a training exercise, the two join forces to drop supplies over the Micronesian Islands. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)
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Posted: 12/6/2010

Operation Christmas Drop box buildOperation Christmas Drop box build
Operation Christmas Drop box build

Team Andersen volunteers came out for the Operation Christmas drop box build in Hangar 5 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 4, 2010. The volunteers made sure each box contained non-perishable food items, clothing, and much more. In all more than 57 boxes were built for the drop. Operation Christmas Drop is a non-profit organization powered by volunteers from Andersen AFB and the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan. Every year as part of a training exercise, the two join forces to drop supplies over the Micronesian Islands. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)
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Posted: 12/6/2010

Operation Christmas Drop box buildOperation Christmas Drop box build
Operation Christmas Drop box build

Team Andersen volunteers came out for the Operation Christmas drop box build in Hangar 5 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 4, 2010. The volunteers made sure each box contained non-perishable food items, clothing, and much more. In all more than 57 boxes were built for the drop. Operation Christmas Drop is a non-profit organization powered by volunteers from Andersen AFB and the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan. Every year as part of a training exercise, the two join forces to drop supplies over the Micronesian Islands. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)
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Posted: 12/6/2010

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hector Arrayo, left, and Staff Sgt. Robert Ensley, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, operate a Japanese towing vehicle, towing an F-16 Fighting Falcons to a Komatsu Air Self-Defense Force Base hangar Dec. 3, 2010. The hangar stores aircraft during inclement weather to prevent damages to the aircraft caused by lightning, wind or hail. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Cammie Quinn/ Released)
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Posted: 12/3/2010

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Robert Ensley, front, and Robert White, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for storage inside a Komatsu Air Self-Defense Force Base hangar, during a Keen Sword exercise mission Dec. 3, 2010. A large and complex exercise, Keen Sword 2011 involves joint U.S. forces and Japanese Self-Defense Forces from all components of both militaries training to conduct bilateral operations in support of the defense of Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Cammie Quinn/ Released)
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Posted: 12/3/2010

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hector Arrayo, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, tows an F-16 Fighting Falcon into a Komatsu Air Self-Defense Force Base hangar for protection from inclement weather during a Keen Sword 2011 exercise mission Dec. 3, 2010. During Keen Sword 2011, units from the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, will conduct training with their Japan Self-Defense Force counterparts at military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa and in the waters surrounding Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Cammie Quinn/ Released)
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Posted: 12/3/2010

Joint PJs train for the worst Joint PJs train for the worst
Joint PJs train for the worst

United States Air Force Staff Sgt. Matt Ritchie and 1st Lt. Brian Carey, 31st Rescue Squadron, pararescuemen pulls out Japan Self-Defense Forces Master Sgt. Hiroki Kumasaka a vehicle during extraction training Dec. 3. The extraction training was part of Keen Sword to bring together United States Air Force and Japan Self-Defense Forces pararescue men to train and share techniques on vehicle extraction. Keen Sword 2011 will include an estimated 10,500 U.S. participants from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Significant training events during Keen Sword 2011 will include integrated air and missile defense, base security and force protection, search and rescue, close air support, live-fire training, and maritime defense and interdiction.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)
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Posted: 12/3/2010

Joint PJs train for the worst Joint PJs train for the worst
Joint PJs train for the worst

United Stated Air Force Staff Sgt. Matt Ritchie, 31st Rescue Squadron, a pararescue man cuts through a windshield during vehicle extraction training Dec. 3. The extraction training was part of Keen Sword to bring together United States Air Force and Japan Self-Defense Forces pararescue men to train and share techniques on vehicle extraction. Keen Sword is designed to allow the United States and Japan to practice and evaluate the coordination procedures and interoperability elements required to effectively and mutually respond to the defense of Japan, or to a regional crisis or contingency situation in the Asia-Pacific region, while building bilateral confidences and working relationships. .(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)
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Posted: 12/3/2010

Joint PJs train for the worst Joint PJs train for the worst
Joint PJs train for the worst

Japan Self-Defense Forces Senior Master Sgt. Shingo Fujiki a pararescue lowers a lift bag after pulling out a simulated victim during vehicle extraction training Dec. 3. The extraction training was part of Keen Sword to bring together United States Air Force and Japan Self-Defense Forces pararescue men to train and share techniques on vehicle extraction. Keen Sword is a regularly scheduled exercise that strengthens Japan-U.S. military interoperability and meets mutual defense objectives. Japan-U.S. military operations and exercises increase readiness to respond to varied crisis situations.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)
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Posted: 12/3/2010

    

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