24 Dec '14, 11pm

#NORAD volunteers warn kids to be asleep for #Santa visit: @NoradNorthcom @NoradSanta #Christmas

#NORAD volunteers warn kids to be asleep for #Santa visit: @NoradNorthcom @NoradSanta #Christmas

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Once a year, dozens of volunteers, from generals to people who live near North American Aerospace Defense Command at Colorado's Peterson Air Force Base, take calls from children around the world who want to find out where Santa is. It all started with a typo in a December 1955 newspaper ad that invited kids to call Santa, but the phone number it listed was for the Continental Aerospace Defense Command, the predecessor to NORAD. The officers on duty, charged with watching the skies for threats to the United States and Canada, played along and began an annual tradition of passing along reports on Santa's progress.

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/norad-volunteers-warn-kids-to-be-a...

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