U.S., RAAF and JASDF launch Operation Christmas Drop 2015
Australian Army Cpl. Teome Matamua and Sgt. Phillip McIllvaney, 176th Air Dispatch Squadron loadmasters, wave to islanders in the Federated States of Micronesia from the back of a C-130J Super Hercules after delivering donated goods and critical supplies to the islanders Dec. 8, 2015, during Operation Christmas Drop. The 2015 Christmas Drop missions marked the first time the event included trilateral air support from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and RAAF. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katrina Brisbin)