The United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) (USACAPOC)(A) will no longer host the Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop.
For the past 21 years, USACAPOC(A), an Army Reserve unit, has hosted the event, which collects donated toys to give to less fortunate children and families during the holiday season.
With the Army Reserve shifting focus to enhanced readiness, the command felt it best to conserve funding and manning resources to support and enhance the readiness of the subordinate units throughout the country. This will help ensure units and Soldiers have as many resources as possible to meet their readiness requirements.
“Unfortunately, as we began the planning for this year’s toy drop, we determined we needed to shift our training resources to ensure the continued readiness of our downtrace units,” said Maj. Gen. Darrell Guthrie, commanding general, USACAPOC(A). “I fully recognize the importance of this event to many communities in North Carolina and deeply regret the circumstances that led to this decision.”
USACAPOC(A) personnel along with Soldiers across the Fort Bragg community and the Army Reserve have been proud to support the effort to bring toys to needy children across the region.
“Although USACAPOC is no longer able to host Toy Drop, we wish the best to the Oler Family and hope the event can continue with another sponsor or in another form,”