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    C-130s arrive at Andersen AFB for Operation Christmas Drop [Image 2 of 7]

    C-130s arrive at Andersen AFB for Operation Christmas Drop

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM

    12.01.2021

    Photo by Master Sgt. Richard Ebensberger 

    36th Wing Public Affairs

    A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, deployed from Yokota Air Base, Japan, arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam in preparation for Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 1, 2021. OCD is the Department of Defense’s longest-running humanitarian airlift operation. The tradition began during the Christmas season in 1952 when a B-29 Superfortress aircrew saw islanders waving at them from the island of Kapingamarangi, 3,500 miles southwest of Hawaii. In the spirit of Christmas, the aircrew dropped a bundle of supplies attached to a parachute to the islanders below, giving the operation its name. Today, airdrop operations include more than 55 islands throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 12.01.2021
    Date Posted: 12.02.2021 01:10
    Photo ID: 6960399
    VIRIN: 211201-F-LP948-0003
    Resolution: 5513x3598
    Size: 1.81 MB
    Location: ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GU 

    Web Views: 38
    Downloads: 12

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