NORAD gears up to track Santa on Christmas Eve
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Santa watch has begun at NORAD, the military command responsible for scanning the skies for airborne threats as well as for St. Nicholas.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Santa Web site, noradsanta.org, was activated Tuesday.
Updates on Santa’s flight will be posted on Christmas Eve. Santa can also be tracked on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and TroopTube.mil.
New this year, OnStar subscribers can get updates in their cars, and noradsanta.org will show Santa’s preflight preparations early Christmas Eve.
It’s the 54th year NORAD and its predecessor have tracked Santa. The tradition started in 1955 when a newspaper ad mistakenly listed the command’s phone number instead of Santa’s.
NORAD is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
NORAD Santa site: http://www.noradsanta.org
Santa tracker phone, activated at 4 a.m. MST Dec. 24: 877-Hi-NORAD (877-446-6723)
Santa tracker e-mail, activated at 4 a.m. MST Dec. 24: noradtrackssanta(at)gmail.com
To track Santa on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and TroopTube.mil: type (at)noradsanta in the search engine
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