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231202-F-AE827-1155

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ryu Yamakawa, guitarist for U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, performs while children dance during the annual bundle building event in support of Operation Christmas Drop 2023 (OCD 23) at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 2, 2023. The tradition began during the Christmas season in 1952 when a B-29 Superfortress aircrew saw islanders waving at them from the island of Kapingamarangi, 3,500 miles southwest of Hawaii. In the spirit of Christmas, the aircrew dropped a bundle of supplies attached to a parachute to the islanders below, giving the operation its name. Today, airdrop operations include more than 50 islands throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooklyn Golightly)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Brooklyn Golightly
VIRIN: 231202-F-AE827-1155.JPG
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CAMERA

NIKON Z 6

LENS

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S

APERTURE

10

SHUTTERSPEED

1/100

ISO

320

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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