Staff Sgt. Jason Anderson

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Anderson, a loadmaster with the 36th Airlift Squadron, left, listens to crew communications in the cockpit of a C-130J Super Hercules during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 15, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Anderson’s team prepared and dropped packages containing donated goods on the last official day of flights during the 66th annual Operation Christmas Drop, which offers loadmasters from the U.S., Japan and Australia the opportunity train on low-cost, low-altitude airdrops in remote regions — a critical skill during humanitarian relief and disaster response operations.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

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