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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

A Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle is airdropped out of a C-130J Super Hercules at Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 7, 2018. Through the training of LCLA airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones alongside our international partners; the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai) and Royal Australian Air Force, the U.S. Air Force is able to maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

A Low-Cost, Low- Altitude practice bundle floats in the waters off of Guam during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 7, 2018. Throughout the remainder of OCD, bundles like these carrying critical supplies will be delivered to 56 Micronesian islands impacting 20,000 people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

A Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle lands into the water off of the coast of Guam during Operation Christmas Drop 2018, Dec. 7, 2018. Each year, OCD offers the U.S. Air Force the opportunity to train alongside it’s international partners while providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

A Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle is airdropped out of a C-130J Super Hercules during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 7, 2018. Each year, OCD serves as a proving ground for the techniques used and shared between the U.S. Air Force and its regional partners in preparation to respond to natural disasters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

A pair of 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, confirm the dropzone during a practice Low-Cost, Low-Altitude airdrop during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 7, 2018. In its 67th year, OCD is the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, delivering humanitarian assistance to islands throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Staff Sgt. Brian Gates, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Yokota Air Base, Japan, prepares a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle in preparation for a practice airdrop during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2018. Through the training of LCLA airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones alongside our international partners; the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai) and Royal Australian Air Force, the U.S. Air Force is able to maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airmen with the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, load a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle onto a C-130J Super Hercules as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2018. Through this training with LCLA bundles the U.S. Air Force and its partners, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force has (Koku Jietai) and the Royal Australian Air Force, are able to deliver humanitarian aid to more than 20,000 people throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Staff Sgt. Brian Gates, right, and Airman 1st Class Matthew Pfeffer, both 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters from Yokota Air Base, Japan, open the back door of C-130J Super Hercules in preparation for a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude airdrop at Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2018. OCD is the longest running Department of Defense humanitarian airlift operation and will provide nearly 25 tons of critical supplies to 56 Micronesian Islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airman 1st Class Matthew Pfeffer, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Yokota Air Base, Japan, prepares to release a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle out of the back of a C-130J Super Hercules during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2018. Through the training of LCLA airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones alongside our international partners; the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai) and Royal Australian Air Force, the U.S. Air Force is able to maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)
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Capt. Caleb Cole, 36th Airlift Squadron aircraft commander out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, left, directs Capt. Laura Dempster, 36 AS pilot, during a practice airdrop during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2018. OCD offers the U.S. Air Force the opportunity to train alongside it’s international partners while providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)
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Airman 1st Class Matthew Pfeffer, left, and Staff Sgt. Brian Gates, right, both 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, standby as the crew of a C-130J Super Hercules conducts a practice drop in preparation for Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2018. Each year, OCD serves as a proving ground for the techniques used and shared between the U.S. Air Force and its regional partners in preparation to respond to natural disasters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)
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Airman 1st Class Matthew Pfeffer, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Yokota Air Base, Japan, ties a knot on a bundle in preparation for a practice drop at Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2018. In its 67th year, OCD is the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, delivering humanitarian assistance to islands throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

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