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Toy Drop

Gilbert Baez interviews a foreign jumpmaster participating in Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 9, 2011.



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This work, Toy Drop [Image 71 of 99], by SSG Felix Fimbres, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.09.2011

Date Posted:12.12.2011 12:58

Photo ID:497878

VIRIN:111209-A-#####-425

Resolution:4342x2894

Size:1.71 MB

Location:NC, US

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  • Harris Luther, is one of the original people who got USACAPOC(A)'s Operation Toy Drop started. The first Toy Drop was very small and collected a small amount of toys, but in the years to follow the operation continued to grow. Last year, the event drew more than 2,000 paratroopers, 2,900 toys, and 24 allied jumpmasters. This year's event is promised to be bigger, join USACAPOC(A) on Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg, Dec. 11 at 8 a.m. to see the airborne operation, soldiers receive forgien jumpwings and donate a toy to help children around the Fort Brag community.
  • Scott Murray, the XVIII Airborne Corps and U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations liaison and Corps G-3 Air point of contact.This year’s Operation Toy Drop, scheduled for Dec. 11 on Sicily Drop zone at 8 a.m., is promised to be even bigger, allowing more toys to be given to Families in need. Drop-off boxes will be available for the outside community surrounding Fort Bragg and the local hockey team, the FireAntz, will be collecting toys during their military appreciation games, Dec. 4 and 5.
  • Staff Sgt. Christina Hipenbecker, primary jumpmaster, leads paratroopers in sustained airborne training prior to them jumping for the 14th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 10, at Green Ramp.  Hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Operation Toy Drop is the largest combined airborne operation in the world. The donated toys will be distributed to children's homes and social service agencies across the country.
  • Paratroopers listen to instructions as they go through sustained airborne training during the 15th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by a U.S. Army Reserve unit, The U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Dec. 7, 2012, at Pope Field, N.C. Operation Toy Drop is the world’s largest combined airborne operation and allows soldiers the opportunity to help less fortunate children  everywhere receive toys for the holidays.

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