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Press Release | Sept. 27, 2013

Santa Claus visits NORAD Headquarters

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Staff at North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command headquarters received a surprise visit from Santa Claus today, Thursday September 26, 2013.  Santa's visit was conducted at NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., in advance of his Dec. 25, 2013 trek around the globe. The purpose of his visit was to review his flight plan with the operators who will be on duty during Christmas and learn more about how the commands track his flight using a variety of space, land and sea-based technologies.