Operation Toy Drop 20th Anniversary
U.S. Army Pfc. Jeff Bleus assigned to 824th Quarter Master Company demonstrates how to pack the T-11 parachute during the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop on Nov. 30, 2017 at Mackall Army Airfield, North Carolina. These jumpmasters are part of the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop. This year, eight countries are participating and they include; Colombia, Canada, Latvia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Germany, and Poland. Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) and is the largest combined airborne operation conducted worldwide. The event and allows Soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupational specialty, maintain their airborne readiness, and give and give back to the local community (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Madelyn Hancock/Released).