A U.S. Air Force C-130H is prepped for flight at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam before flying a humanitarian aid and disaster relief mission in support of Cope North 13, Feb. 6, 2013. Cope North is a multilateral aerial exercise, held once or twice yearly, designed to increase the combat readiness and interoperability of the U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and other Pacific partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released)
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Reynold Albright on ramp of C-130 Hercules after dropping bundles of humanitarian aid over an island in the Pacific Ocean, 12.15.12, during Operation Christmas Drop...an annual effort by airmen at Yokota and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to deliver donated goods to more than 30,000 islanders in Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and the Northern Marianas. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse. Posted by author Charles McCain.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nickolas Alarcon, a loadmaster assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, observes a drop zone from the rear of a C-130 Hercules aircraft after deploying a light payload above Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a readiness week Feb. 21, 2013. (DoD photo by Osakabe Yasuo, U.S. Air Force/Released)130221-F-PM645-390 by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos, via Flickr
A C-130 Hercules takes off transporting Airmen and equipment in support of Operation Damayan Nov. 14, 2013, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Pacific Air Forces sent a C-130 from 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan, with a 12-member assessment team from the 36th Contingency Response Group. The assessment team will determine if the Tacloban airfield is able to receive follow on aircraft, particularly, C-17 Globemaster IIIs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Marianique Santos)