Japanese and Americans join forces for humanitarian aid training

(Left to right) Lt. Col. Andrew Campbell, Staff Sgt. Ren Forbes, and Airman 1st Class Alexander Lauher, 36th Airlift Squadron, check bundles before executing airdrops to Mortlock Islands in Federated States of Micronesia, Dec. 9, 2015, during Operation Christmas Drop 2015. This year marks the 64th year of Operation Christmas Drop and the first time international partners joined in execution through Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force C-130 support. The event provides critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands impacting about 20,000 people covering 1,000 by 1,800 nautical miles of operation area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released)

PHOTO BY: Yasuo Osakabe
VIRIN: 151209-F-PM645-040.JPG
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