Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

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Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron during Operation Christmas Drop Dec. 9, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Operation Christmas Drop has been providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian Islands since 1952. The 44th Aerial Port Squadron supports the 624th Regional Support Group’s mission of providing mission essential combat readiness, quality management and peacetime deployments in the Pacific area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daena Mansapit) Reservists bundle Christmas joy for remote islanders
Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron here alongside the people of Guam worked hand-in-hand filling boxes full of critical supplies Dec. 9 as part of Operation Christmas Drop. For the first time OCD will be using the U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to air drop bundles to 56 islands in Micronesia to continue the longest running humanitarian airlift operation in the history of the Department of Defense impacting the lives of more than 20,000 islanders.
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Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 624th Regional Support Group learn more about the Hickam Field attack during a battlefield staff ride at the Pacific Air Force Headquarters, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 3, 2017. The tour hosted by the unit’s historian, Staff Sgt. Christine Kearney-Kurt, focused on the remnants of war from 76 years ago during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack at Hickam Field when America was launched into World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Theanne Herrmann) AF Reservist brings Hickam Field history alive
A historian for the 624th Regional Support Group here continued a time-honored tradition of providing a battlefield staff ride Dec. 3 designed to bring the history of Hickam Field alive for unit members. Reserve Citizen Airman Tech. Sgt. Christine Kearney-Kurt coordinated the staff ride, which is a tradition that dates back to the 1890s and has been used as an educational and professional development tool to apply lessons learned from the battlefield to present day.
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