Volunteers track Santa’s progress, answer calls
"Thank you so much for that information," said a grateful mom from Michigan.
Christmas Eve In Afghanistan » Five U.S. service personnel answered calls from Afghanistan for about 90 minutes through a conferencing hookup.
"They had a great time," said Novobilski, the program spokeswoman.
NORAD wanted to set up a call center in Afghanistan but that proved too complex, she said.
Hey, Mr. Elf » "Mr. Elf," said one caller, "This is Adam, and I’ve been really good this year."
For Gearheads » For people who want to know the specs of Santa’s sleigh, NORAD offers a trove of tidbits, including:
Weight at takeoff: 75,000 GD (gumdrops).
Propulsion: 9 RP (reindeer power).
Fuel: Hay, oats and carrots (for reindeer).