Operation Santa Claus 2009 - Gambell

Rich Owens, owner of the Alaska Tastee-Freez restaurant in Anchorage and a long-time supporter of military programs in Alaska, helps offload a 176th Wing HC-130 in the village of Gambell on Dec. 16, 2009. The Alaska Air and Army National Guard were there as part of Operation Santa Claus 2009. Operation Santa Claus is a 53-year 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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