Staff Sgt. Hector Frietze, right, and Senior Airman John Allum, left, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, prepare for the first bundle airdrops of Operation Christmas Drop 2020, at the Island of Angaur, Federal States of Palau, Dec. 6.

In addition to the U.S. Air Force, the Japan Air-Self Defense Force also participated in the effort to better prepare their response to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief situations in the region by dropping Coastal Humanitarian Air Drops, increasing Japanese-American bilateral interoperability.