Air Force

Operation Christmas Drop


This is really neat:

For more than 60 years, Airmen have flown over the islands of Micronesia around Christmas, dropping donated goods in makeshift bundles to help more than 30,000 islanders spread across tiny islands adding up to an area roughly the combined size of Alaska and Texas. The yearly endeavor, called Operation Christmas Drop, is the longest-running humanitarian airlift mission in the world.

Operation-Christmas-DropMake sure to check out the full story over at the DOD Air Force blog.


Gary Eastman from high-end vintage flight jacket manufacturer Eastman Leather put a book together:

Available Tuesday December 11th for £70 ($112 USD) over at Eastman Leather.

Judging by the pictures it looks very comprehensive.   There’s no doubt in my mind that it will live up to the hype considering this book is the result of 10 years of research and 30 years of collecting.


A take on the historical U.S. Air Force N-3B 3/4 length parka:

I like the camouflage pattern.  I don’t know if it is an official pattern but it does look similar to German Flecktarn,

$238 over at Alpha Industries.