Every Christmas The U.S. Air Force Flies Over a Small Island and Does Something Beautiful
This is the mission they have all been preparing for. For the past 60 years, U.S. Airmen have participated in Operation Christmas Drop, a humanitarian mission to deliver gifts to the Pacific island of Micronesia, including much needed food, water, tools and clothing as well as toys for the children.
Using the most advanced military technology in the world, these Airmen not only deliver supplies that are necessary for survival. They deliver hope to villagers whose community has been ravaged by poverty and natural disasters.
This year, the U.S. Air Force dropped over 4,800 pounds of food and water to Kayangel Island which was devastated by a typhoon in November. And they aren’t done yet. By Christmas, they will have dropped over 40,000 pounds of gifts over Micronesia.
These American heroes show what can be accomplished when we come together and fully embrace the true spirit of Christmas.