Paratroopers anxiously wait for their ticket numbers to be called by NFL Carolina Panthers professional players and cheerleader during the 16th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 6, at Pope Field, N.C. There were more than 500 parachutes up for the lottery. Winning ticket holders will join 4,000 other paratroopers participating in the operation over the next few days. 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 in the local community. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells/USACAPOC(A) PAO)
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