Pacific Air Forces is collecting gifts and presents for the 53rd installment of Operation Christmas Drop across the Pacific islands. Called the longest running, organization airdrop in the world by Stars and Stripes, the event is set to kick off on Dec. 4 and will conclude on Dec. 6 after three C-130s of the 36th Airlift Squadron at Andersen AFB, Guam, complete drops over 55 islands in the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Northern Marianas. Read more about the drop here.
The Air Force will begin its 71st annual Operation Christmas Drop on Dec. 4. The weeklong exercise is a yearly tradition that delivers supplies such as food, fishing equipment, school books, and clothes to remote islands in the Pacific. It is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian mission.