Originally posted on Idaho Press Tribune on December 19, 2018
The North American Aerospace Defense Command, aka NORAD, is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. By using a three-prong defense system consisting of radar, satellites and fighter jets, NORAD is the system, the eyes and ears that watch over us, keep us safe and are ever vigilant.
And, for 63 years, since 1955 — first known as the Continental Air Force Command, or CONAD, until it became NORAD in 1958 — the system that keeps us safe from harm is the same system that tracks Santa and his sleigh.
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