NORAD offers live Television interviews from NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center on December 24

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Press Release | Wed December 21, 2016, 12:21 AM EST


PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to track Santa for the 61st year, and media are invited to participate in a variety of ways, to include conducting live interviews on Dec. 24 with senior NORAD officials.

Here are the many ways media can participate:

Logos, Countdown Clock, and Tracking Map – Media can embed the NORAD Tracks Santa logos, Countdown Clock or Tracking Map (live Dec. 24) on their website by going to http://www.noradsanta.org/?visit=footerPressroom.

Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) - Senior Command leaders will be actively tracking Santa and available for live satellite interviews from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST on Dec. 24. On-scene audio-visual-remote broadcast specialists will help facilitate all interviews. Scheduling is necessary in order to accommodate all interested news organizations. Television broadcasters interested in arranging an interview should send an e-mail request to NORADTracksSanta@dvidshub.net or visit http://www.dvidshub.net/feature/NORADTracksSanta and click on the Media Request link on the top right portion of the page. Please adhere to the broadcasting instructions.

Broadcasters interested in downloading video, audio, B-roll, historical and/or "Santa Cam" can find the 2016 NORAD Tracks Santa files at http://www.dvidshub.net/feature/NORADTracksSanta or by making a specific request at NORADTracksSanta@dvidshub.net.

NORAD Tracks Santa Media Operations Center - Media outlets interested in live updates on Santa’s location Dec. 24 may call the NORAD Tracks Santa Media Center at (719) 556-1910 or (719) 556-5128. Be advised phone lines may be extremely busy. This is not a number to be shared with the public; this is a media-dedicated line only.

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For other information related to NORAD Tracks Santa, including scheduling interviews with a NORAD Tracks Santa spokesperson, please send an email to: NTSMedia@outlook.com. 

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Press Release | Wed December 21, 2016, 12:21 AM EST


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