CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia - Col. Mark Hering, 374th Operations Group Commander and pilot, Capt. Adam Cole, 36th Airlift Squadron co-pilot, and SSgt Josh Plant, 36th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, fly a C-130 Hercules over back to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam after dropping bundles of donated goods over the Chuuk islands during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 16. Operation Christmas Drop, the longest running humanitarian airlift mission in the world, delivers supplies to remote islands of the Federated States of Micronesia - Yap, Palau, Chuuk and Pohnpei. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kimberly Spinner)

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