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  • Royal New Zealand air force brings Christmas cheer to Western Pacfic

    The Royal New Zealand air force is participating for the first time in Operation Christmas Drop in Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, packaging and delivering humanitarian aid supplies to islands in the Western Pacific.
  • Merry Christmas Drop from Woleai

    “Santa 31 is headed your way!!” For those on the island of Woleai in the Federated States of Micronesia and other islands throughout the FSM and the Republic of Palau, it’s radio calls like that from the North Pole at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, that make Christmas come a little early every year thanks to Santa’s C-130’s participating in Operation Christmas Drop.
  • Bundles are packed, rigged and ready to roll

    Service members from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai), Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), and volunteers from the local community came together for a day of bundle building during Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 7, 2019.
  • Air Mobility Command hosts Koku Jieitai Air Support Command commander for bilateral visit

    Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) Lt. Gen. Shinichi Kaneko, Air Support Command commander, visited Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to tour his U.S. counterpart, Air Mobility Command, during a visit hosted by Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, AMC deputy commander, Dec. 5-6.
  • Indo-Pacific partners join Pacific Air Forces for 68th year delivering humanitarian aid to 20,000 people across 56 islands

    U.S. and partner Airmen in Guam are set to participate in the Department of Defense’s longest running humanitarian mission beginning Dec. 10.
  • Medics train hoist muscles with Alaska National Guard aviators

    Medics from the 6th Brigade Engineer Battalion (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, conduct training with aviators from the Alaska Army National Guard at Neibhur Drop Zone, Nov. 26, 2019, to hone their life-saving and Medevac hoist skills for the paratroopers’ upcoming rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La.
  • Snow barn: solving Eielson’s snow removal daily

    The 354th Civil Engineer Squadron snow barn is Eielson’s one-stop-shop for snow removal. Airmen assigned here keep the infrastructure of the base as safe as possible by cleaning snow and ice in order to maintain a mission ready status.
  • Travis Air Force Base Airmen confront arctic weather

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Airmen hosted a five-day training for Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., at JBER, Alaska, Nov. 18-22, 2019.
  • Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element ensures force protection during Gryphon Pacific 20-1

    Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element operations are an essential part of the expeditionary basing concept. Special operators are able to go anywhere and establish an airfield in order to bring in forces, refuel, rearm, and continue the mission wherever it’s needed. The purpose of Gryphon Pacific 20-1 was to employ lethal, agile, resilient forces throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. This was accomplished by conducting long-range expeditionary basing operations within a high-threat environment.