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1 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Capt. Ashley Rohls, right, Sgt. Sophina Davidson, center, and Spc. Stephanie Madrid, left, students in a Unit Public Affairs Representative (UPAR) course, prepare for the first pass of jump masters from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Nijmegen Landi... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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2 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A paratrooper glides towards Nijmegen Landing Zone for the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Dec. 3, 2015 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Operation Toy Drop is the... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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6 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Canadian paratrooper, Cpl. Jason Bent, from Trenton, Ontario, prepares to land on the Nijmegen Landing Zone for the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), D... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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7 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Canadian paratrooper Cpl. Jason Bent, from Trenton, Ontario, draws in his parachute on the Nijmegen Landing Zone for the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborn... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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9 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Canadian paratrooper, Cpl. Jason Bent, from Trenton, Ontario, packs away his parachute after successfully completing a jump on the Nijmegen Landing Zone for the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & P... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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10 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – German paratrooper, Master Sgt. Markus Laut hikes to the parachute turn-in point after successfully completing a jump on the Nijmegen Landing Zone for the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychol... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Just after dawn, the chilly air was filled with the sounds of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. It appeared over the tree line, dropping nations from the sky.

Paratroopers from America, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, and Netherlands, all fell from the sky to the Nijmegen Landing Zone in participation with the Operation Toy Drop.

"I've jumped in the States before in Fort Lewis and that was a lot of fun. This is great because there's a whole bunch of different countries," said Canadian Army Sgt. Zacharry Jacob.

Together with 13 others from the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Center (CAAWC), Jacob drove down from Trenton, Ontario, to participate in Operation Toy Drop in Fort Bragg, N.C.

A first-time Toy Drop jumper, Jacob joined the Canadian army in 2004 because his father was in the Army.

Jacob said his father served in a different regiment than he did so there was a lot of friendly competition over whose regiment was better.

Jacob got transferred from the Battalion to the CAAWC school as a parachute instructor.

"Not only do I jump it, I teach it as well," said Jacob.

As a parachute instructor in Canada, Jacob teaches a High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) course that is approximately five weeks long, involving two weeks of ground instruction and the rest of three weeks consists of 32 jumps.

Jacob said he really was happy to be able to have the opportunity to donate toys for children in need.

Other paratroopers expressed their pleasure in being part of a charity event for children.

"I brought three Nerf guns to donate," said Canadian Army Cpl. Jason Bent with a big grin on his face.

Bent, a Canadian army rigger, is a seven-year Canadian army vet also from CAAWC.

Bent said he really enjoyed having the opportunity to come to the U.S. with so many other paratroopers from far and wide. He joined all the other paratroopers from around the world to participate in an amazing joint airborne operation and charity event.

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