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

Chief Master Sgt. Tresse King, 374th Force Support Squadron superintendent, right, and Senior Airman Kylie Hanni, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, left, both out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, place cans of food into a bundle to be delivered during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. Once packed, the bundles will go on to be used to train the U.S. Air Force and its partners to better handle humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

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

A member of the Philippines Air Force ties a knot to secure a T-10 parachute onto a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle during bundle building day at Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. In continuing to train with its allies, the U.S. Air Force and its partners deter aggression, increase shared operational capacity, and maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

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

An Airman with the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Combat Mobility Flight out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, demonstrates how to correctly attach a T-10 parachute onto a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle to members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai), Indian Air Force, and Philippine Air Force during bundle building day at Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. OCD serves as a training platform for the U.S. Air Force and its partners to better train for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief through the use of LCLA airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

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

Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai) and Indian Air Force film a demonstration of how to properly attach a T-10 parachute onto a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude Bundle during bundle building day at Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. In continuing to train with its allies, the U.S. Air Force and its partners deter aggression, increase shared operational capacity, and maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Asia 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 Combat Mobility Flight secure a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle at the end of bundle building day during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. Supplying 150 bundles for the event, the 374 LRS CMF also fasten T-10 parachutes to the bundles to create the Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundles used throughout OCD. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

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

Airman 1st Class Chris Acevedo, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Combat Mobility Flight operations technician out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, carries the lid to a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle at the end of bundle building day during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. The 374 LRS CMF work throughout the year to pack the parachutes and build the bundles in preparation for OCD, supplying 150 bundles used on training airdrops throughout the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

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

Airman 1st Class Brian Story, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Combat Mobility Flight operations technician out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, seals a bag containing critical supplies to be airdropped throughout the Pacific at the end of bundle building day during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. The 374 LRS CMF work throughout the year to pack the parachutes and build the bundles in preparation for OCD, supplying 150 bundles used on training airdrops throughout the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

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

Children scribble drawings and messages of holiday cheer before having their bundle sealed at bundle building day during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. Once packed, the bundles will go on to be used in the world’s longest running airdrop training mission providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands impacting approximately 20,000 people across 1.8 million square nautical miles of operating area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

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

Food, clothing, and supplies sit in an unsealed bundle before being airdropped as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. Bundles like these will go on be fitted with T-10 parachutes and airdropped throughout the Pacific, providing a training platform for not just the U.S. Air Force, but also its international partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)
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Airmen with the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron do their part to fill bundles with critical supplies on bundle building during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. When not packing bundles, the Airmen of the 374 AMXS make sure the planes flying the mission can train effectively, “If it’s in the air, maintenance put it there.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)
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A member of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai) carries clothing items to a bundle on bundle building day during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. OCD is a trilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force, JASDF, and Royal Australian Air Force a chance to airdrop supplies on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)
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Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai) work with a volunteer to fold clothes to better fit in a bundle on bundle building day at Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2018. OCD is a trilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force, JASDF, and Royal Australian Air Force a chance to airdrop supplies on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

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