Christmas drop collects 20 tonsOn Dec. 4 three U.S. Air Force C-130E Hercules and their crew from Yokota Air Base Japan began the 53rd annual Operation Christmas Drop. The operation continued through Dec. 6. Approximately 20 tons of donated items including canned and nonperishable foods first-aid kits hygiene products fishing gear garden tools and snorkel equipment were dropped from the planes to various islands throughout the Pacific . . .
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