Images: Operation Toy Drop 2012 [Image 2 of 8]
Photo by Timothy Hale
Cpl. Mark Kurolap, a Canadian Army jumpmaster, performs Sustained Airborne Training with U.S. Army soldiers at the 15th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 7, 2012. Soldier selected to jump the next day at Sicily Drop Zone, are able to earn foreign jump wings while working with jumpmasters from a number of Allied nations to include Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Paraguay, Poland, Thailand, and Ukraine. 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.