Members of the 36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota AB, Japan, watch a bundle of donated goods drop out the back of a C-130 Hercules over a Chuuk island during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 16, 2009. Operation Christmas Drop, the longest running humanitarian airlift mission in the world, is organized by volunteers at Andersen AFB, Guam, and delivers supplies to remote islands of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands of Yap, Palau, Chuuk and Pohnpei. The annual drop has run for 58 years.
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