Operation Christmas Drop 2022

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  • By Yasuo Osakabe, Staff Sgt. Jerreht Harris
  • 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Zachary Riley, 36th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot, flies over the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 8, 2022, during Operation Christmas Drop 2022. The aircraft, call sign Santa 51, delivered 9 bundles to islands in the Federated States of Micronesia. OCD is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian and disaster relief mission. Each year, the USAF partners with countries in the Pacific Air Forces area of responsibility to deliver supplies to remote island communities in the South-Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)