Australia takes part in Operation Christmas Drop

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) today deployed a C-130J Hercules and crew to Guam for Operation Christmas Drop 2017.

Running from 7–15 December, Operation Christmas Drop is the world’s longest running humanitarian airdrop exercise, providing aid to remote communities across the West Pacific each year.

Commander Air Mobility Group, Air Commodore Richard Lennon, said Hercules transport aircraft would airdrop donated items, including construction materials, fishing nets, rice, soccer balls, and school supplies.