Operation Santa Claus 2009 - Gambell

Gambell resident Gerry Koonooka Sr. waits with the rest of the Operation Santa Claus reception committee for the offloading of an Alaska Air National Guard HC-130 aircraft Dec. 16, 2009. The Alaska Air and Army National Guard were in Gambell with a group of civilian volunteers 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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