Airman Dies After Operation Christmas Drop

An airman assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota AB, Japan, died Dec. 13 after finishing a training mission at Andersen AFB, Guam, according to an Air Force release. The airman was found unresponsive during post-flight inspections; the cause of death is under investigation. The 374th AW had traveled to Guam for Operation Christmas Drop, a humanitarian relief event in which Air Force planes drop critical supplies and donated goods to 56 remote Micronesian islands. The Air Force has not released the name of the airman.