Operation Toy Drop 2009

By 1st Lt. David Chace (USACAPOC (A))December 11, 2009

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.
1 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ali E. Flisek, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
Canadian Jumpmaster, Master Corporal Gosselin, shouts out instructions to U.S. Soldiers earning their foreign jump wings at the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop held on Ft. Bragg, N.C., on 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 Braggs XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Bases 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.
2 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Canadian Jumpmaster, Master Corporal Gosselin, shouts out instructions to U.S. Soldiers earning their foreign jump wings at the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop held on Ft. Bragg, N.C., on 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 Braggs XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Bases 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Andy M. Kin, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
3 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
4 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
5 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
6 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
7 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ali E. Flisek, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
8 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ali E. Flisek, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
9 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Andy M. Kin, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
10 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ali E. Flisek, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
11 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ali E. Flisek, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
12 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
13 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
14 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
15 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
16 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
17 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
18 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
19 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Siemion) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
20 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ali E. Flisek, U.S. Air Force) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
21 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
22 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
23 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
24 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
25 / 25 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells) VIEW ORIGINAL