Guard brings Santa and gifts to villages
On the Y-K Delta
Operation Santa Claus is set to land in Atmautluak on Thursday, Dec. 13 and Mekoryuk on Monday, Dec. 17. The Alaska National Guard annual program will bring toys, clothing, books, school supplies, fresh fruit and sundaes to the children of the villages. The Guard will take Santa, Mrs. Claus and a team of elves to the villages on a variety of Santa’s sleighs — an Alaska Air National Guard C-130, an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter or an Alaska Army National Guard C-23 Sherpa. Operation Santa Claus began in 1956 and will also visit Northway and Venetie this year.