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    I was talking to a lad I know who works at Ft Bragg and he told me he got his Irish Jump Wings. I asked how and he told me about this. Great, there are lads at home who would give a nit for this opportunity and at this jump they gave out several hundred of these things........there is no justice in the world. Good to know there are numerous Yanks wandering around with Irish wings......figured this would get some blood boiling.

    U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Nov. 28, 2004) — Fort Bragg’s airborne community will have a chance to prove its generosity and holiday spirit by supporting the eighth annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop here Dec. 1-16.

    The international community relations operation, is designed to collect toys for children of military families on both Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base as well as those in surrounding communities. Sponsored by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) with assistance from the XVIII Airborne Corps here and the 43rd Airlift Wing at nearby Pope Air Force Base, local military units are conducting airborne operations during the two-week period of Operation Toy Drop including nine separate jumps supported by U.S. Army Special Operations Command units.

    On Dec. 10, Fort Bragg and Pope AFB paratroopers participate in the largest of the airborne operations by donating a toy in exchange for a chance to make a non-tactical parachute jump with German and Irish military jumpmasters.

    According to one of the event planners, Maj. Amy Reese, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command special projects officer, more than 1,100 Fort Bragg paratroopers will have the opportunity to jump with German or Irish jumpmasters on the aircraft during the Dec. 10, earning that country’s airborne wings.

    During the history of Operation Toy Drop, the operation has collected and distributed more than 14,000 toys and delivered them to the families of Soldiers and Airmen as well as orphanages in surrounding communities.

    “Toy Drop is a favorite operation for paratroopers, as they get to help children at Christmastime, jump out of an airplane in daylight hours with no equipment and they earn foreign airborne wings, all at the same time,” Reese said. “This combination is a sure winner.”

    Last year, the event was officially renamed the Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop in memory of the project’s founder, Sgt. 1st Class Randy Oler, who died in April of 2004, while performing jumpmaster duties. Oler started Toy Drop in 1998 and led the event every year.

    This eighth iteration of Operation Toy Drop will mark the German jumpmasters’ fourth appearance at the event, while the Irish paratroopers will be making their debut. Past foreign partners have included England, Canada, Romania and Mexico, Poland, and Venezuela.

    Toy Drop’s main airborne operation will follow its traditional manifest and toy donation on Dec. 9, in which Soldiers already manifested for the jump formally donate their gifts, as well as a lottery of more than 200 open slots for the next day’s jump. The lottery, which has become a highlight of Operation Toy Drop, allows paratroopers not manifested by their units to donate toys for a chance to win a seat on the next day’s jump.

    Fort Bragg and Pope AFB personnel interested in participating in the Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop jump on Dec. 10 should contact respective unit airborne operations sections for manifest purposes. For a chance to participate in the jump lottery, bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Maj. Gen. Strom Thurmond Complex at Pope Air Force Base’s Green Ramp at 8 a.m., Dec. 9.

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    I believe this has been posted before on this site
    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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    • #3

      Irish para wings being pinned on a US Army SF officer by an Irish Ranger,

      thanks to "Mutttbutt" on milphotos for the pic
      Dr. Venture: Why is it every time I need to get somewhere, we get waylaid by jackassery?

      Dr. Venture: Dean, you smell like a whore

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mutter nutter View Post

        Irish para wings being pinned on a US Army SF officer by an Irish Ranger,

        thanks to "Mutttbutt" on milphotos for the pic
        I was looking for that Pic,:tri:

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        • #5
          Green beret...? On a Ranger?

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          • #6
            Crazy, isn't it? Maybe it's an homage to the RDF....
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            With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

            Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kevin. B View Post
              Green beret...? On a Ranger?
              Err... are you for real?

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              • #8
                Ah the innocence..


                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                  Ah the innocence..
                  LMAO!!

                  Let's educate the Chap.........

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kevin. B View Post
                    Green beret...? On a Ranger?
                    When do they ever wear them!!??
                    "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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                    • #11
                      I think the yankee cut himself shaving
                      My pistol is loaded I shot Betty Crocker,delivered Colonel Sanders down to Davie Jones' locker

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                      • #12
                        when they're giving out wings for one jump!
                        :confused: ONCE YOU HAVE THEM BY THE BALLS , THEN YOU CAN WIN THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS ! :

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kevin. B View Post
                          Green beret...? On a Ranger?
                          ADR and a corkistani, that explains it!
                          Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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                          • #14
                            i want to read it...but its too long...any1 gimme the jist?? haha
                            Hi.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by flash bang View Post
                              when they're giving out wings for one jump!
                              I think I sense a bout of the Green Monster...........

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