Senior Airman DeJuan Hardy, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Yokota Air Base, Japan, performs final safety checks aboard a C-130J Super Hercules before conducting a Low-Cost Low-Altitude airdrop over Fais Island during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 10, 2018. Operation Christmas Drop enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities between three nations and lays the foundation for regional cooperation expansion during contingencies in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. William P. Coleman)