Images: Operation Toy Drop 2012 [Image 1 of 8]
Photo by Timothy Hale
A soldier keeps his ticket close in the hopes of earning a coveted seat for the 15th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 7, 2012. The first phase of Toy Drop includes bringing in an unwrapped toy to receive a ticket. The tickets are then randomly drawn to earn the seat for tomorrow's jump at Sicily Drop Zone. Last year, Operation Toy Drop collected more than 12,000 toys that were donated to charities and organizations across North Carolina.