North American Aerospace Defense Command



North American Aerospace Defense Command

December 19, 2013 13:57 ET

Media Advisory: NORAD Offers Live Interviews from the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, COLORADO--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2013) - The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is ready to track Santa, and media are invited to participate in a variety of ways, to include conducting live interviews with senior NORAD officers on December 24.

Here are the many ways media can participate:

Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) - Through DVIDS, NORAD will offer opportunities for live interviews from the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center on December 24 in addition to audio, video, B-Roll, and select historical "SantaCam" files.

Senior NORAD and USNORTHCOM officers will include General Chuck Jacoby, Commander, NORAD and USNORTHCOM; Lieutenant-General Alain Parent, Deputy Commander, NORAD; Lieutenant-General Michael Dubie, Deputy Commander, USNORTHCOM; and Major-General Charles Luckey, Chief of Staff, NORAD and USNORTHCOM. The senior leaders will be actively tracking Santa and available for live satellite interviews between 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST. On-scene audio-visual specialists will help facilitate all interviews. Scheduling is necessary to accommodate all interested news organizations.

Broadcasters interested in arranging an interview or in downloading video, audio, B-Roll, and select historical "SantaCam" files should contact Jared Williams with DVIDS at NORADTracksSanta@dvidshub.net. Broadcasters can also visit www.dvidshub.net/feature/NORAD2013 and click on the media request link. Please adhere to the broadcasting instructions.

Graphics & Tracking Maps - The NORAD Tracks Santa logo and information for embedding the Santa Tracking Map on websites or broadcasts is available at http://www.noradsanta.org/?foot=pressroom.

NORAD Tracks Santa Media Operations Center - Media outlets desiring live updates on Santa's whereabouts on December 24 may call the NORAD Tracks Santa Media Center at 719-556 -910 or 719-556-5128. Be advised that phone lines may be extremely busy.

For other information related to NORAD Tracks Santa, including scheduling interviews with a NORAD Tracks Santa spokesperson, please send an email to: nnc.pa.nts.omb@northcom.mil.

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