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OCD 2019 is here and Santa’s C-130s are ready to fly
Maj. Ryan Wells, 36th Airlift Squadron pilot and aircraft commander of Santa 01 out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, navigates a C-130J Super Hercules to an unsurveyed drop zone during a practice drop as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 5, 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 Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)