By Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs
Ms. Knott said that starting in May, coordinating for the event is a part-time job as she works other public affairs issues, but it ramps up to a full-time position around August when work days go longer into the 10-12 hour range and doesn't stop until after the event.
"We at NORAD are very protective of this program and try hard to make sure it's pure family fun," said Ms. Knott who added, 'Working with our partners, it's easy to see that they have as much at stake with this as well and have as much ownership of the program as we do so we all put our hearts into it."