The program, which began after a misprinted ad in a local paper in 1955, has more than 1,200 volunteers and NORAD staff answering queries on the location of Santa Claus as he circles the globe delivering presents.
The volunteers in the 23-hour NTS operations center answered 117,371 calls from children looking for Santa Claus (an increase of nearly 3 percent from 2012). Military family members and community leaders volunteered their time to answer phone calls as well as 9,606 emails, exceeding last year's count. The first lady,
The NTS website, www.noradsanta.org, had 19.58 million unique visitors access the site from 234 countries and territories across the globe. The Facebook page topped 1.45 million "Likes", and the NTS Google+ page had 41,676 fans. More than 146,307 people also followed Santa's progress on Twitter. Nearly 800
"Throughout the year the men and women of NORAD work hard to provide aerospace security for
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