Squadron Posters official aircraft Nose Art

Squadron Posters Artwork lands as official aircraft Nose Art on a C-130J Super Hercules (15-5813) at Yokota Air Base, Japan!

This “Spirit of Hope” nose art was create by Squadron Posters artist “Samantha Beaty”, as high resolution vector art and passed onto the 374th Airlift Wing, where the 374th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural craftsman re-create the art locally for installation as official aircraft nose art.  Since 1952, Yokota Air Base has been delivering hope throughout the Pacific area. By delivering HA/DR or airlift support, the USAF aircraft tail marking “YJ” have become, “Symbols of Hope”, for people throughout the Pacific and best known for “Operation Christmas Drop”!   (U.S. Air Force photos by Yasuo Osakabe)

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Squadron Posters is a proud sponsor of “Operation Christmas Drop”, the longest running United States Department of Defense mission in full operation and the longest running humanitarian airlift in the world. Samantha is a Air Force Veteran and Lead Artist at Squadron Posters and she creates awesome posters for military units all over the world. The nose art design, “Spirit of Hope”, which was designed and donated by graphic artist Samantha Beaty, celebrates the United States Air Force’s dedication to providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to nations throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.  – Great job Sam!

Donate directly to Operation Christmas Drop” and share their page here:  https://www.facebook.com/Christmasdrop/

Samantha Beaty



Samantha Beaty
Lead Artist
Samantha is a Air Force Veteran and learned all about Photography, Visual Arts & Digital Imaging through Air Force training at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Maryland. After serving honorably for four years, Samantha used the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Fontbonne University in Saint Louis, Missouri. She graduated with Latin Honors in 2012. Now Sam is a Squadron Posters Lead Artist, she creates awesome posters for military units all over the world.

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Read the official USAF article here: http://www.yokota.af.mil/…/…/Article/1194893/spirit-of-hope/

See all our “Operation Christmas Artwork” here: http://www.squadronposters.com/product-category/print-series/operation-christmas-drop/

Donate directly to Operation Christmas Drop” and share their page here: https://www.facebook.com/Christmasdrop/

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