“Forgotten Hollywood”- Operation Santa Claus…

Posted on December 22, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Despite a partial government shutdown, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will again be tracking the path Santa Claus takes on Christmas Eve. For sixty years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command, have tracked the jolly elf’s flight.

“`The tradition began in 1955 after Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck and Company misprinted, in an advertisement, the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching St. Nick, the phone number put kids in touch with CONAD operation’s hotline. The Director of Operations had his staff check the radar for indications of a travel route from the North Pole. Kids who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born. In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-lateral air defense for North America — NORAD, which took on the tradition of tracking Santa.

“`During the rest of the year, NORAD defends the homeland with aerospace and maritime warnings for North America.  These warnings include monitoring objects in space, aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles detection,  and with mutual support with other commands. The operations center is located at Peterson AFB in Colorado.

“`On a personal note, I will have a traffic shift on KNX 1070 News Radio on Christmas morning, from midnight to 6a, and part of my responsibility will be to monitor the NORAD site and reporting the up-to-date path Santa takes on his journey to deliver packages to homes around the world. I will also handle traffic reports on our Southern California highways. Needless to say, it will be a busy overnight.

“`Oh, and do not forget to put out the cookies and milk for our weary traveler.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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