Australia to join United States and Japan in Guam for Operation Christmas Drop 18

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will deploy a C-130J Hercules transport aircraft to Guam for Operation Christmas Drop 18, the world’s longest running humanitarian airdrop activity, from 5 to 18 December 2018.

Held annually since 1952, Operation Christmas Drop is led by the United States Pacific Air Force (PACAF) and involves C-130 Hercules crews airdropping loads to remote island communities spread over six million square kilometres of the West Pacific.