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Operation Christmas Drop 2017 OCD 2017 comes to an end
After another successful year, U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and Koku Jieitai Airmen helped deliver Christmas to 54 Micronesian islands during Operation Christmas Drop 2017.Celebrating its 66th year, OCD is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian airlift training operation providing nearly 25 tons of critical supplies to
0 12/20
2017
Operation Christmas Drop 2017 JAIs are key to OCD success
During Operation Christmas Drop 2017, 120 bundles are airdropped to 54 islands throughout Micronesia. Each bundle represents much needed supplies for islanders who have very little as well as a training opportunity for aircrews on the ability to drop low-cost, low-altitude bundles in a coastal humanitarian airdrop setting.Ensuring each bundle is
0 12/19
2017
Annabelle Moore, American Red Cross field office coordinator, places cookies into the oven to bake for the United Service Organizations Yokota’s Cookie Caravan, Dec. 13, 2017, Yokota Air Base, Japan. USO Yokota's Cookie Caravan
The smell of freshly baked gingerbread cookies in the air. The leftovers of a frosting can discarded to the side after being the glue keeping the gingerbread house together. Red Hots outlining the rooftop and candy canes lining the pathway to a home built by a happy family. All the while siblings argue over just who will get to show father their
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2017
A U.S. Air Force Airman with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron watches as a Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) engineers operates equipment during a rapid airfield damage repair demonstration, Dec. 12, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. 374 CES Promoting Interoperability
Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and U.S. Air Force Airmen spent a day sharing practices, training and tools to strengthen interoperability and bilateral relations between the two forces. Koku Jietai engineers came to Yokota Air Base where they spent the first half of the day in briefings on aircraft arresting systems, water purification
0 12/18
2017
Operation Christmas Drop 2017 U.S. Air Force C-130J Makes Christmas Drop Debut
The U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules has made its debut in Operation Christmas Drop 2017.Over the past year, Yokota Air Base has transitioned from the C-130H Hercules to the newer C-130J model. This is the first OCD that will utilize U.S. J-models, learning from the experience of the Royal Australian Air Force who have brought the C-130J to OCD
0 12/17
2017
OCD unites Air Forces, strengthens operations OCD unites Air Forces, strengthens operations
Imagine living on one of the most remote islands in the world where the primary means of transportation on, off and around your home is by boat; and every December you see bundles drop from aircraft providing you with essential supplies to help with your daily life. Those bundles come from U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the Koku
0 12/17
2017
Maintainers help aircrews deliver bundles of joy Maintainers help aircrews deliver bundles of joy
Four C-130J Super Hercules propellers create a humming sound as they power the aircraft, commonly referred to this time of year as “Santa’s sleigh”, down the runway to deliver bundles of goods to people living on some of the most remote islands in the world during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from Dec. 9
0 12/17
2017
Staff Sgt. Terrance Macklin, 374th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment craftsman, performs an inspection on aircrew chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective gear during exercise Vigilant Ace 18, Dec. 6, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Supporting Vigilant Ace 18

0 12/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo Yokota COLA Decrease for 2018
BLUF:• Cost of Living Allowance rates at Yokota Air Base will decrease significantly in 2018. • Decreases in the average costs of recreation, furniture, household products, tobacco and alcohol account for this year’s COLA decrease.• COLA is determined by where members shop, how much those goods and services cost and the exchange rate.• Paychecks
0 12/10
2017
OCD volunteers package bundles OCD volunteers pack bundles
Getting into the spirit of the holidays, with smiles on their faces and Santa hats on their heads, hundreds of volunteers gathered to fill nearly 140 supply bundles for the start of the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 9, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.As volunteers from all over the region arrived at the 734th Air Mobility Squadron
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2017
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