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News | Dec. 14, 2012

NORAD offers live interviews from the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to track Santa, and media are invited to participate in a variety of ways, to include conducting live broadcast interviews with senior NORAD officers on Dec. 24.

Here are the many ways media can participate:

Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) - Through DVIDS, NORAD will offer opportunities for live interviews from the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center on Dec. 24 in addition to audio, video, B-roll, and select historical “Santa cam” files.

Senior NORAD officers will include U.S. Army General Charles H. Jacoby Jr., NORAD Commander; Canadian Forces Lieutenant-General Alain Parent, NORAD Deputy Commander; and U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Michael Dubie, Vice Commander, U.S. NORAD Element. The senior leaders will be actively tracking Santa and available for live satellite interviews from 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST. On-scene audio-visual specialists will help facilitate all interviews. Scheduling is necessary in order to accommodate all interested news organizations.

Broadcasters interested in arranging an interview or in downloading video, audio, B-Roll, and select historical “Santa cam” files should contact Jared Williams with DVIDS at NORADTracksSanta@dvidshub.net. Broadcasters can also visit www.dvidshub.net and click on the media request link. Please adhere to the broadcasting instructions.

Tracking Maps - Broadcasters can embed the Santa Tracking Map on their web site or broadcasts by visiting http://www.noradsanta.org/en/pressroom.html.

NORAD Tracks Santa Media Operations Center - Media outlets desiring live updates on Santa’s whereabouts on Dec. 24 may call the NORAD Tracks Santa Media Center at (719) 556-1910 or (719) 556-5128. Be advised that phone lines may be extremely busy.

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