Toys sit on the sidewalk as Army Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., wait in line to donate a toy and a chance to be picked in a lottery for an opportunity to earn foreign jump wings Dec. 5 during Operation Toy Drop at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump at Fort Bragg in its 11th year hosted by the Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and the Air Force Reserve Command's 440th Airlift Wing that gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. More than 3,000 Soldiers donated a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under a foreign jumpmaster, earning them their foreign jump wings. This year, German and Irish jumpmasters will be issuing the commands from C-130 Hercules aircraft during the operation.
U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Lock
November 9, 2012
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