The spirit of giving: the longest running humanitarian mission in the world.
Senior Airman Timothy Oberman, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, left, and Staff Sgt. Nick Alarcon, 36th Airlift Squadron instructor loadmaster, watch after pushing a box of humanitarian assistance goods out of a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules during an Operation Christmas Drop flight from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Each year OCD provides aid to more than 30,000 islanders in Chuuk, Palau, Yap, Marshall Islands and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This year is the 61st anniversary of OCD, making it the longest running humanitarian mission in the world. In total, there are eight planned days of air drops, with 54 islands scheduled to receive humanitarian aid.
(Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes, 14 DEC 2012.) High-res

The spirit of giving: the longest running humanitarian mission in the world.

Senior Airman Timothy Oberman, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, left, and Staff Sgt. Nick Alarcon, 36th Airlift Squadron instructor loadmaster, watch after pushing a box of humanitarian assistance goods out of a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules during an Operation Christmas Drop flight from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

Each year OCD provides aid to more than 30,000 islanders in Chuuk, Palau, Yap, Marshall Islands and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This year is the 61st anniversary of OCD, making it the longest running humanitarian mission in the world. In total, there are eight planned days of air drops, with 54 islands scheduled to receive humanitarian aid.

(Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes, 14 DEC 2012.)

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