62nd Christmas Drop provides cheer, aid to Pacific Islands
By , 36th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 11, 2013
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam --
Two C-130 Hercules aircraft took off from the flightline here Dec. 11 and dropped packaged goods to islands in the Pacific as part of this year's Operation Christmas Drop.
Every December, C-130 Hercules aircrews from the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, partner with the 36th Wing here to airlift food, supplies and toys to islanders throughout Micronesia.
This year marks the 62nd year of the operation, making it the longest running airdrop mission in the world.