NORAD volunteers track Santa’s progress

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Volunteers monitoring maps showing Santa Claus’ progress from a Colorado Air Force base are only about three hours into their goodwill mission but have already answered more than 7,000 phone calls from people asking about the jolly old elf.

Phones are ringing nonstop at Peterson Air Force Base, headquarters of the North American Aerospace Command’s annual Santa-tracking operation.

Scores of helpers at NORAD are taking calls and tracking Santa’s location on large projection screens.

In another room, the volunteers post updates for more than 1 million Facebook fans and 107,000 Twitter followers.

The maps show Santa is in Australia and heading west. The volunteers will keep updating through 3 a.m. Mountain Time on Christmas morning.

NORAD Tracks Santa began in 1955.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
  • Surgery Scheduler

    Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates is seeking a . Duties include ...

  • Dental Assistant

    Gary Andreoletti, DDS is looking for a committed to join our tea...

  • Experienced Mechanic

    ExperiencedMechanicfor Heavy Equipment, truck and crusher mainten...

  • Office Manager

    HIRING EVENTS Do you want to work for an organization that rec...

  • Dispatch Manager

    Answer calls, take orders and give quotes. Manage drivers, delive...

  • Delivery Route

    BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYWould you like to deliver newspapersa...

Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy