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    Santa 22 launches Christmas Drop flight schedule [Image 16 of 28]

    Santa 22 launches Christmas Drop flight schedule



    Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander Riedel  

    36th Wing

    Tech. Sgt. Napoleon Ortiz, an instructor loadmaster with the 36th Airlift Squadron, looks from the ramp a C-130J Super Hercules in flight after a low-cost, low-altitude airdrop during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 11, 2017, above the island of Fais. During airdrops, loadmasters communicate closely with pilots to determine time and location of a precise delivery of supplies form the air. Christmas Drop is a Pacific Air Forces exercise that includes a partnership between the 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan; the 36th Wing, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; the 734th Air Mobility Squadron, Andersen AFB of the 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; the University of Guam; and partners throughout Guam. It is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian airlift operation and will provide nearly 25 tons of critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands this year impacting about 20,000 people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)



    Date Taken: 12.11.2017
    Date Posted: 12.12.2017 17:26
    Photo ID: 4021750
    VIRIN: 171211-F-CH060-0017
    Resolution: 4481x2991
    Size: 12.06 MB
    Location: YIGO, GUAM, GU

    Web Views: 30
    Downloads: 19