Saturday, December 25, 2010

NORAD Tracks Santa

NORAD performed as we have come to expect from them, magnificantly, and took quite seriously the task of tracking Santa's trek around the world, delivering presents to all the children of the world.

"We guard what you value most, your family. And your toys."

Here's a bit of history of NORAD:

NORAD is the bi-national U.S.-Canadian military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the United States and Canada. NORAD, created by a 1958 agreement between Canada and the United States, provides advanced warning of impending missile and air attacks against its member nations, safeguards the air sovereignty of North America, and maintains airborne forces for defense against attack.

NORAD’s mission has evolved over the years. The most recent "evolution" in our mission came as a result of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. NORAD now coordinates closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NAV CANADA, Canada’s equivalent to America’s FAA, to monitor the airspace within Canada and the United States. In addition, the command also conducts maritime monitoring.

Merry Christmas.

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