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  • U.S. Indo-Pacific Forces Participate in Annual Operation Christmas Drop

    Santa 21 returned to the “north pole” of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam after delivering three bundles to the island of Nama in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) on Dec. 10, 2018.Among the helpers on board was non-other than the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Adm. Phil Davidson. In its 67th year, Operation Christmas Drop (OCD) will go
  • Operation Christmas Drop Commemorated With Push Ceremony

    Service members and civilians gathered to witness the ceremonial pushing of a box filled with humanitarian goods into a C-130 during the Operation Christmas Drop push ceremony held at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Dec. 10.
  • Santa’s on his way: 66th Operation Christmas Drop launches at Andersen AFB

    The 66th iteration of Operation Christmas Drop took to the sky Dec. 11 as military leaders ceremoniously pushed the first pallet of donated toys, food, supplies and educational materials into a C-130J Super Hercules.
  • Mobility Airmen ensure tradition of Operation Christmas Drop continues

    Airmen from the 734th Air Mobility Squadron work to uphold the tradition of Operation Christmas Drop by organizing the delivery of bundles to the people of 54 Micronesian islands, Dec. 3-13.The 734th AMS and Operation Christmas Drop, a private organization of 372 active volunteers, gathered donations and filled boxes destined to reach the hands of
  • Operation Christmas Drop 2016

    This is it. Years of training, months of planning, days of briefings and hours of flight have lead to this single moment. One mistake could mean that a remote island does not receive supplies that they’d been looking forward to since last year. The pilots, engineer, loadmaster, each crewmember of the C-130 Hercules play an important role in
  • Operation Christmas Drop crews remember an Airman

    Service members from the United States, Australia and Japan air forces gathered around the open cargo hold of a C-130 Hercules Dec. 6, 2016, here to remember Senior Airman Jeremy Jutba-Hake. Hake was a C-130H instructor loadmaster from the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, who collapsed during post-flight duties and later died
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