Lance P. Sijan helps NORAD track Santa
Santa Claus came to town, and for the 60th consecutive year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command “Operations Center” was fully manned, informing little boys and girls of all ages the location of Kris Kringle on his annual journey across the globe. Ten shifts of volunteers at over 150 people per shift means that well over 1500 volunteers fielded calls and answered emails from around the world. The Lance P. Sijan Chapter President Don Kidd and his wife Ann were there to represent the Air Force Association as enthusiastic supporters for this annual event.
From the early morning hours of December 24th, when Santa made his first deliveries in the Republic of Kiribati to the early morning hours of December 25th, when he made his final stop in the Hawaiian Islands, NORAD and fellow members of the Air Force Association were watching, tracking Santa’s progress across the globe, helping anxious boys and girls know when they should be tucked away in bed, and even, when pressed, checking the “Good List” for those a little worried about what they might find under the tree on Christmas morning.