U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Kerr, 36th Airlift Squadron director of operations, greets Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Col. Ken Ikemori, 401st Squadron commander, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 4, 2015. Operation Christmas Drop is a humanitarian aid/disaster relief training event where C-130 aircrews perform low-cost low-altitude airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones while providing critical supplies to 56 islands throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau. It highlights the U.S. and allied airpower capabilities to orient and respond to activities in peacetime and crisis. In addition to delivering critical supplies to those in need, Operation Christmas Drop provides specific training to U.S. and allied aircrews, enabling theater-wide airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released)
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