Operation Santa Claus 2009 - Gambell

Mrs. Santa gives a goodbye hug to a Gambell child after a Dec. 19, 2009 visit to the Gambell Public School. The Alaska Air and Army National Guard visited the village on remote Bering Sea island of St. Lawrence with Santa and a group of civilian volunteers as part of Operation Santa Claus. Now in its 53rd year, Operation Santa Claus is a program of the Alaska National Guard to bring toys, food, supplies and Christmas cheer to isolated villages around the state. Alaska Air National Guard photo by 1st. Lt. John Callahan.

PHOTO BY: st. Lt. John Callahan.
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