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Fort Bragg hosts annual Operation Toy Drop this week

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Fort Bragg hosts annual Operation Toy Drop this week

By Rachael Riley - The Observer

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Thousands of paratroopers, jumpmasters from 13 foreign nations, air crews from across the country and hundreds of supporting soldiers are at Fort Bragg this week to honor the memory of a soldier, train and give back to the community.

The annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop is a Fort Bragg tradition hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command that has collected more than 100,000 toys for children in the past two decades.

Last year, more than 4,500 toys were donated for children in need throughout the region, and almost 4,000 soldiers participated in Operation Toy Drop.

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Toy donations may be made Friday at Green Ramp.

Doors to the passenger shed will be open from 6:30 to 7 a.m. Friday. Once inside, soldiers will be given a raffle ticket and must be present to learn if they will be allowed on the jump.

Vendors, coffee and the Fayetteville Marksmen will be on hand.

Read more at: https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20181127/fort-bragg-hosts-annual-operation-toy-drop-this-week

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. – During the holiday season, the warmth and comfort of family are cherished by all, regardless of culture or religion. However, this time of the year can be especially difficult for those families and individuals struggling to make ends meet, or are in need. That is why it is vital for communities, organizations, and individuals to come together to do their part.

This is the main focus and heart of Fort Bragg’s Operation Toy Drop, a charitable-donation incentive program for soldiers on base to bring a toy, receive a ticket to be entered for the chance to earn their Jump Wings with an International Jump Master, and give back to those who need it the most in the spirit of giving. ...

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