In the early morning hours, a small company worth of soldiers brave the icy frost and cool weather for a routine airborne operation.

All through the ranks, the soldiers begin to stretch and work their muscles as the start of the operation is upon them.

Suddenly a man dressed in red velvet with a loud booming greets the soldiers, signaling a change in routine.

“Merry Christmas Night Stalkers!”

Soldiers from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) “Night Stalkers,” conducted Operation Toy Drop, a special holiday-themed jump in time for the Christmas holidays Dec. 11 at Fort Campbell, Ky.


Image courtesy of the U.S. Army