• German Soldiers attend a pre-mission brief for the 2009 12th annual Operation Toy Drop at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Dec. 3.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing.  Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings.  The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Joint Mission Brief

    German Soldiers attend a pre-mission brief for the 2009 12th annual Operation Toy Drop at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Dec. 3. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological...

  • Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge, U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Commanding General, speaks to U.S. Soldiers during the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing.  Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings.  The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Addressing the Masses

    Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge, U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Commanding General, speaks to U.S. Soldiers during the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Operation Toy Drop is an...

  • U.S. Army Soldiers listen for their numbers to be called during Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing.  Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings.  The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Jump Slot Lottery

    U.S. Army Soldiers listen for their numbers to be called during Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological...

  • U.S. Army Soldiers wait with their toys before the start of Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing.  Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings.  The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Paratroopers with Toys

    U.S. Army Soldiers wait with their toys before the start of Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations...

  • A Canadian jumpmaster prepares Fort Bragg paratroopers for the next day's airborne operation during this year's Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  While fostering international cooperation and conducting airborne training is a part of Operation Toy Drop, the purpose of the event is raise thousands of toys for children in need throughout Fayetteville, N.C. every year since 1996.

    Pre-Jump Preparations

    A Canadian jumpmaster prepares Fort Bragg paratroopers for the next day's airborne operation during this year's Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. While fostering international cooperation and conducting airborne training is a part...

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers conduct airborne training and preparation for the next day's airborne operation during this year's Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  While fostering international cooperation and conducting airborne training is a part of Operation Toy Drop, the purpose of the event is raise thousands of toys for children in need throughout Fayetteville, N.C. every year since 1996.

    Pre-Jump Preparations

    Fort Bragg paratroopers conduct airborne training and preparation for the next day's airborne operation during this year's Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. While fostering international cooperation and conducting airborne...

  • U.S. Army Soldiers from Fort Bragg, N.C., file onto an U.S. Air Force C-130 during this year's Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, 2009.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well as orphanages in the local community.

    Loading the Plane

    U.S. Army Soldiers from Fort Bragg, N.C., file onto an U.S. Air Force C-130 during this year's Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, 2009. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and...

  • German Army jumpmaster, Master Sgt. Jurgen Heep, signals to U.S. Army paratroopers aboard an U.S. Air Force C-130 during this year's Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, 2009.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well as orphanages in the local community.

    German Jumpmaster

    German Army jumpmaster, Master Sgt. Jurgen Heep, signals to U.S. Army paratroopers aboard an U.S. Air Force C-130 during this year's Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, 2009. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is...

  • A child peers into a box of toys donated by Soldiers participating in Operation Toy Drop at Pope Air Force Base Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing.  Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings.  The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Filling Boxes

    A child peers into a box of toys donated by Soldiers participating in Operation Toy Drop at Pope Air Force Base Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil...

  • U.S. Army Master Sgt. Rodney Smith, U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Headquarters and Headquarters Company, checks the registration forms of Soldiers participating in the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing.  Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings.  The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Donating Toys

    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Rodney Smith, U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Headquarters and Headquarters Company, checks the registration forms of Soldiers participating in the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Catherine Reese, an information security specialist with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), directs Fort Bragg paratroopers who are donating toys in support of Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base.  The toys will go to children in need in the Fayetteville, N.C. community throughout the holiday season.

    Donating Toys

    Sgt. 1st Class Catherine Reese, an information security specialist with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), directs Fort Bragg paratroopers who are donating toys in support of Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Catherine Reese and Spec. Melissa Menchaca, information security specialists for the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), collect toys during Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  The toys, donated by Fort Bragg paratroopers, will go to children in need throughout the Fayetteville, N.C. community.

    Collecting Toy Donations

    Sgt. 1st Class Catherine Reese and Spec. Melissa Menchaca, information security specialists for the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), collect toys during Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base, N.C. The...

  • A Fort Bragg Soldier's helmet and toy donation sit on a bench in PAX Shed #3 on Pope Air Force Base during Operation Toy Drop 2009.  Held annually to support children in the Fayetteville, N.C. community, Operation Toy Drop gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to support children in need while conducting valuable Airborne training with international jumpmasters.

    Going to Children in Need

    A Fort Bragg Soldier's helmet and toy donation sit on a bench in PAX Shed #3 on Pope Air Force Base during Operation Toy Drop 2009. Held annually to support children in the Fayetteville, N.C. community, Operation Toy Drop gives Soldiers and Airmen the...

  • Hundreds of paratroopers from Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base units are introduced to a group of the foreign jumpmasters supporting Operation Toy Drop, an annual combination toy drive and airborne training exercise that raises gifts for children around for the Fayetteville, N.C. community.

    Introducing International Jumpmasters

    Hundreds of paratroopers from Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base units are introduced to a group of the foreign jumpmasters supporting Operation Toy Drop, an annual combination toy drive and airborne training exercise that raises gifts for children...

  • A box overflows with toys donated by Fort Bragg paratroopers for Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  The toys will go to children in need throughout the Fayetteville, N.C. community this holiday season.

    Overflowing with Toys

    A box overflows with toys donated by Fort Bragg paratroopers for Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base, N.C. The toys will go to children in need throughout the Fayetteville, N.C. community this holiday season.

  • A Soldier with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Headquarters and Headquarters Company waits in line with his toys during this year's Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing.  Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings.  The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Waiting to Donate

    A Soldier with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Headquarters and Headquarters Company waits in line with his toys during this year's Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Operation Toy Drop is...

  • Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division, 1-73 Cavalry Regiment, wait in line with their toys early in the morning to ensure their chances of receiving a lottery ticket during this year's Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing.  Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings.  The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Early Morning Toy Donations

    Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division, 1-73 Cavalry Regiment, wait in line with their toys early in the morning to ensure their chances of receiving a lottery ticket during this year's Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base. Operation Toy...

  • Willie Wellbrock, a retired Air Force Loadmaster serves as the master of ceremonies during this year's Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base.  Mr. Wellbrock has been a part of Toy Drop since its inception 13 years ago.  Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C. hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing.  Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings.  The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Announcing the Winners

    Willie Wellbrock, a retired Air Force Loadmaster serves as the master of ceremonies during this year's Operation Toy Drop Dec. 4 on Pope Air Force Base. Mr. Wellbrock has been a part of Toy Drop since its inception 13 years ago. Operation Toy Drop is...

  • U.S. Paratroopers perform static line jumps out of a C-130 Hercules during the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop, on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009, earning their foreign jump wings. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting moral and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well Orphanages in the local community.

    Ready to Land

    U.S. Paratroopers perform static line jumps out of a C-130 Hercules during the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop, on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009, earning their foreign jump wings. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C...

  • An Air Force C-130 drops off a chalk of Fort Bragg paratroopers earning German Jump wings during Operation Toy Drop onto Sicily drop zone Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop has provided thousands of toys to children in need throughout the Fayetteville, N.C., community each year since 1998 and is organized by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

    Airborne Drop

    An Air Force C-130 drops off a chalk of Fort Bragg paratroopers earning German Jump wings during Operation Toy Drop onto Sicily drop zone Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop has provided thousands of toys to children in need throughout the Fayetteville, N.C...

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers prepare to land on Sicily drop zone to earn their German Jump wings during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop Dec. 6. Each year since 1998, thousands of Fort Bragg Soldiers have donated gifts for children in need throughout the Fayetteville, N.C., community during Operation Toy Drop. The event is organized by the U.S. Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

    Operation Toy Drop

    Fort Bragg Soldiers prepare to land on Sicily drop zone to earn their German Jump wings during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop Dec. 6. Each year since 1998, thousands of Fort Bragg Soldiers have donated gifts for children in need...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ward A. Bernard receives the German Armed Forces Badge during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg's Sicily drop zone Dec. 6. This was the first year a German delegation offered a chance at receiving the German Armed Forces Badge as a part of Operation Toy Drop, an annual charity and training event organized by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

    German Armed Forces Badge

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ward A. Bernard receives the German Armed Forces Badge during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg's Sicily drop zone Dec. 6. This was the first year a German delegation offered a chance at...

  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael S. Brezenski receives the German Armed Forces Badge during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg's Sicily drop zone Dec. 6. This was the first year a German delegation offered a chance at receiving the German Armed Forces Badge as a part of Operation Toy Drop, an annual charity and training event organized by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

    German Armed Forces Badge

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael S. Brezenski receives the German Armed Forces Badge during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg's Sicily drop zone Dec. 6. This was the first year a German delegation offered a chance at...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Brian Card receives Canadian jump wings during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg's Sicily drop zone Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop has provided thousands of toys to children in need throughout the Fayetteville, N.C., community each year since 1998 and is organized by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

    Canadian Wings Award Ceremony

    U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Brian Card receives Canadian jump wings during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg's Sicily drop zone Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop has provided thousands of toys to children in need throughout the...

  • Spc. Skip Tuttle, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), gets pinned by Capt. Chris Nobrega, Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warefare Centre, during the 12th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6. The airborne operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Canadian Jump Wings

    Spc. Skip Tuttle, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), gets pinned by Capt. Chris Nobrega, Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warefare Centre, during the 12th Annual Randy Oler...

  • Brig. Gen. Gary A. Medvigy, commander of the 351st Civil Affairs Command in Mountain View, Calif., salutes a soldier off Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg after safely completing an airborne operation during the 12th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training.

    Successful Airborne Mission

    Brig. Gen. Gary A. Medvigy, commander of the 351st Civil Affairs Command in Mountain View, Calif., salutes a soldier off Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg after safely completing an airborne operation during the 12th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy...

  • Soldiers cross Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg after completing their airborne operation during the 12th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). Over 900 Soldiers donated a toy for a lottery ticket for the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn either German or Canadian jump wings this year. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well as orphanages in the local community.

    Leaving the Drop Zone

    Soldiers cross Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg after completing their airborne operation during the 12th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). Over 900...

  • Canadian jumpmasters stand in formation while they are recognized for their support this year during Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, at Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays by donating toys for children of all ages while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well as orphanages in the local community.

    Canadian Jumpmasters

    Canadian jumpmasters stand in formation while they are recognized for their support this year during Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, at Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by...

  • Capt. Ulrich Meyfeld, German 26th Airborne Brigade, pins German jump wings on a U.S. soldier during Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, at Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 900 Soldiers donated a toy to help local families in need for a lottery ticket for the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn either German or Canadian jump wings this year.

    German Jump Wings

    Capt. Ulrich Meyfeld, German 26th Airborne Brigade, pins German jump wings on a U.S. soldier during Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, at Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by...

  • U.S. Paratroopers receive their Canadian jump wings after performing static line jumps out of C-130 Hercules during the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop, on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well orphanages in the local community.

    Canadian Wing Ceremony

    U.S. Paratroopers receive their Canadian jump wings after performing static line jumps out of C-130 Hercules during the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop, on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C...

  • U.S. Paratroopers receive their Canadian jump wings after performing static line jumps out of C-130 Hercules during the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop, on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well orphanages in the local community.

    Canadian Wing Ceremony

    U.S. Paratroopers receive their Canadian jump wings after performing static line jumps out of C-130 Hercules during the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop, on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C...

  • A U.S. Army Soldier glides through the late afternoon sky above Sicily drop zone at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, earning his Canadian Airborne wings Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop is organized by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

    Paratrooper in Flight

    A U.S. Army Soldier glides through the late afternoon sky above Sicily drop zone at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, earning his Canadian Airborne wings Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop is organized by the U.S...

  • A U.S. Paratrooper lands onto Drop Zone Sicily after performing a static line jump out of a C-130 Hercules during the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop, at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting moral and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well as orphanages in the local community.

    Soft Landing

    A U.S. Paratrooper lands onto Drop Zone Sicily after performing a static line jump out of a C-130 Hercules during the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop, at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg...

  • U.S. Army Spc. Shawn Kemp, 189th Sustainment Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, and his son, Jackson, 3, watch as U.S. paratroopers perform static line jumps out of C-130 Hercules during the 12 Annual Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting moral and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well Orphanages in the local community.

    Watching the Jumpers

    U.S. Army Spc. Shawn Kemp, 189th Sustainment Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, and his son, Jackson, 3, watch as U.S. paratroopers perform static line jumps out of C-130 Hercules during the 12 Annual Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009...

  • U.S. Army Maj. Buddy Rogers, with the 18th Airborne Corps packs up his parachute after performing a static line jump from a C-130-Hercules earning him his foreign jump wings during the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting moral and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well Orphanages in the local community.

    After the Jump

    U.S. Army Maj. Buddy Rogers, with the 18th Airborne Corps packs up his parachute after performing a static line jump from a C-130-Hercules earning him his foreign jump wings during the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009...

  • A U.S. Army Soldier glides through the late afternoon sky above Sicily drop zone at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop earning his Canadian Airborne wings Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop is organized by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).

    Floating Soldier

    A U.S. Army Soldier glides through the late afternoon sky above Sicily drop zone at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop earning his Canadian Airborne wings Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop is organized by the U.S...

  • A boy plays with a toy airplane as he watches the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec., 6. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well orphanages in the local community.

    Toy Airplane

    A boy plays with a toy airplane as he watches the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec., 6. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological...

  • A girl runs to her father after he performed a static line jump out of an C-130 Hercules during the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop, on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009.Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting moral and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well Orphanages in the local community.

    Watching Dad Jump

    A girl runs to her father after he performed a static line jump out of an C-130 Hercules during the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop, on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6, 2009.Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted...

  • Canadian Jumpmaster, Capt. Mark Sheppard, talks with German Jumpmasters during the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well orphanages in the local community.

    International Jumpmasters

    Canadian Jumpmaster, Capt. Mark Sheppard, talks with German Jumpmasters during the 12th annual Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 6. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil...

  • A smiling Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge, commanding general of U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), walks off Sicily Drop Zone carrying his parachute during the 12th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, at Fort Bragg. USACAPOC(A) hosts the airborne operation with the support of Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 900 Soldiers donated a toy for a lottery ticket for the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn either German or Canadian jump wings this year. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well as orphanages in the local community.

    USACAPOC(A) Commanding General

    A smiling Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge, commanding general of U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), walks off Sicily Drop Zone carrying his parachute during the 12th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop...

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