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Operation Christmas Drop day one

1st Lt. Tyson Bradley

1st Lt. Tyson Bradley, a co-pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, pours sea dye marker to designate a drop target in the sea as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. OCD is a quadrilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Air Force a chance to airdrop supplies on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Tech Sgt. Mario Montoya

Tech Sgt. Mario Montoya, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, prepares to cut free a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. OCD is a quadrilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Air Force a chance to airdrop supplies on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

A Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle

A Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle waits for it's turn to drop as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. In its 68th year, OCD is the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people across 1.8 million square nautical miles of operating area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Tech. Sgt. Mario Montoya

Tech. Sgt. Mario Montoya, and Senior Airman Lauren Shaw, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, prepare to cut free a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle during as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. OCD is a quadrilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Air Force a chance to airdrop supplies on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Senior Airman Lauren Shaw

Senior Airman Lauren Shaw, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, cuts free a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. OCD is a quadrilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Air Force a chance to airdrop supplies on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Senior Airman Lauren Shaw

Senior Airman Lauren Shaw, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, cuts free a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. In its 68th year, OCD is the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people across 1.8 million square nautical miles of operating area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Tech. Sgt. Mario Montoya

Tech. Sgt. Mario Montoya, and Senior Airman Lauren Shaw, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, cut free a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. In its 68th year, OCD is the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people across 1.8 million square nautical miles of operating area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Tech. Sgt. Mario Montoya

Tech. Sgt. Mario Montoya and Senior Airman Lauren Shaw, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, cut free a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. In its 68th year, OCD is the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people across 1.8 million square nautical miles of operating area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron,

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, drops a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. OCD is a quadrilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Air Force a chance to airdrop supplies on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Senior Airman Lauren Shaw
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Senior Airman Lauren Shaw, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, watches a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle drop as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. In its 68th year, OCD is the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people across 1.8 million square nautical miles of operating area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

Senior Airman Lauren Shaw
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Senior Airman Lauren Shaw, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, cuts free a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. In its 68th year, OCD is the world’s longest running airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people across 1.8 million square nautical miles of operating area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

A C-130J Super Hercules
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A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, drops a Low-Cost, Low-Altitude bundle as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. OCD is a quadrilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Air Force a chance to airdrop supplies on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- 1st Lt. Tyson Bradley, a co-pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, pours sea dye marker to designate a drop target in the sea as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. OCD is a quadrilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Air Force a chance to airdrop supplies on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)