Track Santa's travels

Continuing a tradition that started in 1955, military officials will track Santa's journey on Christmas Eve.

North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, has offered the service to children since a Sears Roebuck & Co. ad in Colorado Springs misprinted a telephone number for children to call Santa, accidentally sending the calls to the defense command.

NORAD now maintains a website with games to countdown the days until Christmas, videos, facts about its mission and Santa's and, of course, the details of the magical journey on Google maps and Google Earth. The site also includes information about how to get updates on the phone, by email, on Twitter, Facebook and GooglePlus, or through apps for mobile phones.

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The Oregon Air National Guard said in a news release that pilots from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland and the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls will help watch the skies for Santa Claus's arrival Christmas Eve.

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