A Paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division collects his parachute after an Airborne operation during the 82nd Airborne Division’s All American Presents from Paratroopers (A2P2) event at Holland Drop Zone, December 2, 2020. This is the second annual A2P2 and provides Paratroopers the opportunity to donate a toy for a chance to jump and earn foreign jump wings. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Jacob Ward)
Of the jumpers, 600 were selected in a raffle that was held Monday. To enter the raffle, each paratrooper donated a toy to the Travis Mills Foundation, which served as the division’s liaising partner. The foundation will distribute the more than 1,500 donated toys to charities around the state of North Carolina, including the North Carolina Children’s Home Society, the Armed Services YMCA, the Fort Bragg USO, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, and the Fayetteville Urban Ministry.
In a pre-jump interview, one American jumpmaster, Army 1st Lt. Blake Wilson, discussed the experience of preparing for a jump with a Chilean jumpmaster.