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Oregon Air National Guard to track Santa’s flight Christmas Eve

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Oregon locals aren’t the only ones who will be watching the skies this Christmas Eve.

The Oregon Air National Guard, along with the United States Air Force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, will be tracking the annual flight of Santa Claus.

Officials said they will be monitoring their defense network radar systems on Christmas Eve for any signs of Old Saint Nick and his reindeer.

“It is not uncommon for our pilots to fly alongside Saint Nick in the skies this time of year,” said Col. Paul Fitzgerald, 142nd Fighter Wing commander. “He expects to see us and the reindeer have become quite accustomed to flying in formation with our F-15s”

On Christmas Eve, viewers can watch Santa prepare for his flight at NORADSanta.org.

The website’s ‘Santa Cams’ will be active as Santa makes his way through various locations.

Those who want to speak to a live operator about the sleigh’s whereabouts can call 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or send an email at noradtracksanta@outlook.com.

NORAD Track Santa apps are available on Windows, Apple and Google Play. 

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