Posted by: Gregoryno6 | December 14, 2015
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Airdrop to Micronesia
The U.S. Air Force, Japan’s Air Defense & Royal Australian Air Force spread the joy of Christmas…
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — The U.S. Air Force is once again playing the role of Santa to people living in some of the most remote locations in the world.
Airmen from the Yokota Air Base’s 374th Airlift Wing have spent the last week in the back of their C-130s, dropping much-needed supplies to island villages and atolls scattered throughout Micronesia. In its 64th year, the holiday humanitarian mission has become known as Operation Christmas Drop.
The supplies, which benefit more than 20,000 people in the Northern Marianas Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, are collected through donations.
“When we heard that these people needed our help, we did everything we could get some toys and food collected at our school,” said Lolaine Arriola, a…
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