Airmen from the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, load boxes of donated goods worth more than $93,000 onto a C-130 Hercules prior to take-off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 14. This year more than 60 boxes will be dropped to 55 Island weighing in at more than 20,000 pounds. Operation Christmas Drop is the Air Force?s longest-running humanitarian which began in 1952. Airmen today continue the tradition delivering supplies to remote islands of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Yap, Palau, Chuuk and Pohnpei. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)
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