USACAPOC(A) Operation Toy Drop 08

By Sgt. Jeremy KernDecember 8, 2008

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The holiday spirit rings through as the Air Force pilots and crew discuss the activities for the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 6. Toy Drop is being supported by the Air Force Reserve's 440th Airlift Wing based at Pope AFB and the North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing based at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The 440th is providing two C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and the 145th is providing one C-130. All of the paratroopers will be jumping from these three aircraft. The operation was founded by Sgt. 1st Class Randy Oler to give back to the less fortunate children around the greater Fayetteville community.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The holiday spirit rings through as the Air Force pilots and crew discuss the activities for the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 6. Toy Drop is being supported by the Air Force Reserve's 440th Airlift Wing based at Pope AFB and the North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing based at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The 440th is providing two C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and the 145th is providing one C-130. All of the paratroopers will be jumping from these three aircraft. The operation was founded by Sgt. 1st Class Randy Oler to give back to the less fortunate children around the greater Fayetteville community. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jeremy Kern) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A teddy bear takes a break on the shoulders of Staff Sgt. Stephen Mulhall during the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 6. Mulhall who is with the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), waits patiently to donate his toy for the less fortunate children around the Fort Bragg area.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A teddy bear takes a break on the shoulders of Staff Sgt. Stephen Mulhall during the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 6. Mulhall who is with the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), waits patiently to donate his toy for the less fortunate children around the Fort Bragg area. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jeremy Kern) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Parachutes ready, Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) board a C-130 plane during the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 6.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Parachutes ready, Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) board a C-130 plane during the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 6. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jeremy Kern) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Standing tall for the Allied Jumpmasters, Soldiers receive their foreign jump wings from German Jumpmasters during the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 6. The jump wings were not the main focus, as Soldiers donated toys for the less fortunate children around the greater Fayetteville community.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Standing tall for the Allied Jumpmasters, Soldiers receive their foreign jump wings from German Jumpmasters during the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 6. The jump wings were not the main focus, as Soldiers donated toys for the less fortunate children around the greater Fayetteville community. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jeremy Kern) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT BRAGG, N.C. --  Paratroopers perform sustained airborne training during combined airborne operations at the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 5. Irish Army Jumpmaster, Commandant Gary Gartland observes Soldiers conducting proper aircraft exit procedures along with jumpmasters from the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). U.S.  Army photo by
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Paratroopers perform sustained airborne training during combined airborne operations at the 11th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here on Dec. 5. Irish Army Jumpmaster, Commandant Gary Gartland observes Soldiers conducting proper aircraft exit procedures along with jumpmasters from the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). U.S. Army photo by (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jeremy Kern) VIEW ORIGINAL