Task Force Oceania Supports Operation Christmas Drop 2020 in the Republic of Palau
Families on the island of Kayangel, Palau, welcome U.S. service members as they conduct a low-cost low-altitude air-drop in support of Operation Christmas Drop 2020, Dec 7. The capabilities employed during OCD are unique due to the inclusion of Coastal Humanitarian Air Drop (CHAD), which incorporates the low-cost and low-altitude (LCLA) capability to the types of environments we see throughout the Pacific. CHAD and LCLA represent a unique Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief or wartime capability that enables crews to respond rapidly anywhere in the area of responsibility. Every effort is being made to keep all participants and recipients involved safe and healthy so we can continue to carry out this amazing tradition of humanitarian assistance.