Staff Sgt. Brian Gates, right, and Airman 1st Class Matthew Pfeffer, both 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters from Yokota Air Base, Japan, open the back door of C-130J Super Hercules in preparation for a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude airdrop at Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2018. OCD is the longest running Department of Defense humanitarian airlift operation and will provide nearly 25 tons of critical supplies to 56 Micronesian Islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)