U.S. Army Paratroopers Descend To the Ground During Operation Toy Drop

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A U.S. Army Special Operations Forces parachute team member descends toward Luzon Drop Zone during the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop on Camp Mackall, N.C., Dec. 7, 2015. Operation Toy Drop is the world's largest combined airborne operation during which service members help provide children in need with toys for the holidays. (Department of Defense image)

A U.S. Army Special Operations Forces parachute team member descends toward Luzon Drop Zone during the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop on Camp Mackall, N.C., Dec. 7, 2015. Operation Toy Drop is the world’s largest combined airborne operation during which service members help provide children in need with toys for the holidays. (Department of Defense image)

U.S. Army paratroopers and Special Operations Forces descend to the ground during Operation Toy Drop.

‪‎Operation ToyDrop‬ is the world’s largest combined airborne operation during which service members help provide children in need with toys for the holidays.

Established in 1947, the U.S. Department of Defense is America’s oldest and largest government agency.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter currently heads the organization which employs over 1.4 million active duty service members, 1.1 million National Guard and Reserve forces and 718,000 civilian personnel stationed throughout the United States and around the world.

The Defense Department is headquartered at the Pentagon near Washington, D.C.

Paratroopers Descend To the Ground During Operation Toy Drop-2

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division exit from a C-130 during an airborne operation for the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Sicily Drop Zone, Ft. Bragg, N.C., Dec. 4, 2015. Operation Toy Drop is the world’s largest combined airborne operation with seven partner-nation paratroopers participating and allows Soldiers the opportunity to help children in need everywhere receive toys for the holidays. (US Army image)

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U.S. Army paratrooper descends to the ground during Operation Toy Drop at Drop Zone Luzon, N.C., Dec. 8, 2015. Operation Toy Drop is the world’s largest combined airborne operation with seven partner-nation paratroopers participating and allows airborne personnel the opportunity to earn partner-nation jump wings. (US Army image)

A U.S. Army Soldier jumps out of a UH-60 Black Hawk during the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) at Camp Mackall, N.C., Dec. 8, 2015. Operation Toy Drop is the world's largest combined airborne operation that provides paratroopers from the U.S. and seven partner nations the opportunity to help children receive toys for the holidays. (Department of Defense image)

A U.S. Army Soldier jumps out of a UH-60 Black Hawk during the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) at Camp Mackall, N.C., Dec. 8, 2015. Operation Toy Drop is the world’s largest combined airborne operation that provides paratroopers from the U.S. and seven partner nations the opportunity to help children receive toys for the holidays. (Department of Defense image)

 


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