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C-130 as Santa’s Sleigh

First Lt. Quinn Van Drew, C-130J Super Hercules first pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, pilots his aircraft during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 15, 2017, above the Pacific Ocean near Guam. Christmas Drop enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities, by allowing aircrews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai) and Royal Australian Air Force, to maintain and develop combat readiness through sustainable aircraft generation and training for humanitarian assistance/disaster relief with low-cost, low-altitude airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

First Lt. Quinn Van Drew, C-130J Super Hercules first pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, pilots his aircraft during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 15, 2017, above the Pacific Ocean near Guam. Christmas Drop enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities, by allowing aircrews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai) and Royal Australian Air Force, to maintain and develop combat readiness through sustainable aircraft generation and training for humanitarian assistance/disaster relief with low-cost, low-altitude airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

First Lt. Quinn Van Drew, C-130J Super Hercules first pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, pilots his aircraft during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 15, 2017, above the Pacific Ocean near Guam. Christmas Drop enhances humanitarian assistance and disaster relief crisis response capabilities, by allowing aircrews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai) and Royal Australian Air Force, to maintain and develop combat readiness through sustainable aircraft generation and training for humanitarian assistance/disaster relief with low-cost, low-altitude airdrops on unsurveyed drop zones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)