Air Force spreads supplies, goodwill in 'Operation Christmas Drop'12/24/2012
It's already Christmas in Micronesia, which means that the tiny, remote islands that dot the Pacific Ocean have been visited by Santa's flight suit-wearing helpers. Every year, the 36th Airlift Squadron of the U.S. Air Force coordinates "Operation Christmas Drop," an aid mission that provides supplies, food and, yes, even a few gifts to some 30,000 people who live on the islands. “This is the mission that everyone wants to go on,” Captain Dereck Monnier said. "This the opportunity to do a real-world mission that’s actually doing some good.” The Christmas Drop began in 1952 and has become the world's longest running humanitarian aid mission.
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