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    Santa 22 launches Christmas Drop flight schedule [Image 25 of 28]

    Santa 22 launches Christmas Drop flight schedule



    Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander Riedel  

    36th Wing

    Staff Sgt. Joseph Arcega, a loadmaster with the 36th Airlift Squadron, looks across the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules after a low-cost, low-altitude airdrop during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 11, 2017, above the island of Fais. Operation Christmas Drop is a training mission that helps U.S. aircrews and participating partners from the 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/disaster relief with low-cost, low-altitude airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones. For 66 years, the Operation Christmas Drop mission has demonstrated America’s good will to those with few material resources by providing donated goods to remote Pacific islanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)


    Date Taken: 12.11.2017
    Date Posted: 12.12.2017 17:21
    Photo ID: 4021892
    VIRIN: 171211-F-CH060-0027
    Resolution: 6016x4016
    Size: 20.09 MB
    Location: YIGO, GUAM, GU
    Hometown: YIGO, GU

    Web Views: 68
    Downloads: 17