CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia -- Members of the 36th Airlift Squadron prepare a pallet of boxed donations to be dropped to its planned location in the Chuuk Islands as part of Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 16. Operation Christmas Drop, which began in 1952, is the Air Force's longest-running humanitarian mission. Airmen today continue the tradition delivering supplies to remote islands of the Federated States of Micronesia - Yap, Palau, Chuuk and Pohnpei. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Julian North)

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