OCD 2019 is here and Santa’s C-130s are ready to fly
1st. Lt. Gautam Venkataraman, 36th Airlift Squadron pilot and Santa 01 co-pilot out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, navigates a C-130J Super Hercules to the drop zone during a practice drop as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 5, 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 Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)