Staff Sgt. Brian Gates, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Yokota Air Base, Japan, prepares a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle in preparation for a practice airdrop during Operation Christmas Drop 2018 at Andersen Air Force Base, Japan, Dec. 6, 2018. Through the training of LCLA airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones alongside our international partners; the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai) and Royal Australian Air Force, the U.S. Air Force is able to maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)
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