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Three villages await Operation Christmas Drop on Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Dec. 10, 2018. Fais is an isolated island in the Pacific Ocean located approximately 156 miles northeast of Yap where a C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, delivered more than 1000 pounds of agricultural equipment, food, clothing, educational and medical supplies to the inhabitants of Fais during Operation Christmas Drop 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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Bruce Best, University of Guam researcher, communicates with a 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircrew during Operation Christmas Drop, at the University of Guam, Guam, Dec. 13, 2018. Every December, C-130 aircrews from Yokota Air Base, Japan, the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) head to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to execute Low-Cost, Low-Altitude humanitarian airdrops to islanders throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau. Best is the line of communication between the islands and the aircrews, ensuring that each LCLA arrives safely at its drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. William P. Coleman)

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A member of the Indian Air Force records a movie on his phone as loadmasters from the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, push bundles out of a C-130J Super Hercules during a Low-Cost Low-Altitude airdrop over Fais Island during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2018. Members of the Mongolian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Indian Air Force and Philippine Air Force attended Operation Christmas Drop to learn about the mission and potentially participate in future years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. William P. Coleman)

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Islanders wait and watch while their village chiefs sort and divide humanitarian supplies for equal distribution during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2018, on Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia. OCD is a humanitarian aid and disaster relief training exercise designed to not only provide remote un-surveyed airdrop training for aircrew, enhancing HA/DR response capabilities, but also provides over 60,000 pounds of humanitarian aid and supplies to 56 remote Pacific islands that rarely have contact for or access to regular supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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Senior Airman DeJuan Hardy, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Yokota Air Base, Japan, performs final safety checks aboard a C-130J Super Hercules before conducting a Low-Cost Low-Altitude airdrop over Fais Island during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2018. Operation Christmas Drop enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities between three nations and lays the foundation for regional cooperation expansion during contingencies in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. William P. Coleman)

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A C-130J Super Hercules with the 36th Airlift Squadron drops three Low-Cost Low-Altitude bundles filled with humanitarian aid supplies during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2018, on Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia. The 36 AS out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, is the only active duty C-130 unit in the Indo-Asia Pacific region providing tactical airlift which is vital to the U.S. Pacific Command’s crisis response capability, and lead the way with Low-Cost Low-Altitude airdrop initiatives where through subject matter exchange programs have been able to share the procedures with partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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Islanders carry a box of humanitarian supplies from the air-drop site to their village center during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2018, on Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia. OCD is a humanitarian aid and disaster relief training exercise designed to not only provide remote un-surveyed airdrop training for aircrew, enhancing HA/DR response capabilities, but also provides over 60,000 pounds of humanitarian aid and supplies to 56 remote Pacific islands that rarely have contact for or access to regular supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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Islanders carry a box of humanitarian supplies through their village during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2018, on Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia. Although Fais has a small airstrip, the islanders rarely get visitors, mail, or supplies, and look towards OCD each year for the resupply of clothing, fishing, educational, and medical supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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A village chief divides and hands out humanitarian supplies to his people during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2018, on Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia. Although Fais has a small airstrip, the islanders rarely get visitors, mail, or supplies, and look towards OCD each year for the resupply of clothing, fishing, educational, and medical supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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An island child sits onto of a Low-Cost Low-Altitude bundle of humanitarian supplies during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2018, on Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia. OCD is a humanitarian aid and disaster relief training exercise designed to not only provide remote un-surveyed airdrop training for aircrew, enhancing HA/DR response capabilities, but also provides over 60,000 pounds of humanitarian aid and supplies to 56 remote Pacific islands that rarely have contact for or access to regular supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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