Tracking Santa

Members of the 601st Air Operations Center track Santa Claus Dec. 24 as part of his journey around the world on Christmas Eve. In conjunction with the North American Aerospace Defense Command's "NORAD Tracks Santa" program, the AOC will monitor jolly old Saint Nick as he makes stops across the Continental U.S., the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The 601st AOC is responsible for detecting, deterring, defending and if necessary, defeating any aviation threat to the citizens of the United States and to U.S. critical infrastructure. The AOC is primarily manned by the Florida Air National Guard’s 101st Air and Space Operations Group. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Sergio A. Gamboa)

PHOTO BY: Airman st Class Sergio A. Gamboa
VIRIN: 141224-F-IH072-017.JPG
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