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The Alaska National Guard goes to villages across Alaska with gifts and food for children through Operation Santa Claus. Operation Santa Clause has been performed by the guard, and it's volunteers for the past 55 years. Also available in high definition.


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This work, Operation Santa Claus 2011, by SrA Armando Aparicio, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.9.2011

Date Posted:12.16.2011 3:00PM

Category:Package

Video ID:133091

VIRIN:111216-F-LT958-001

Filename:DOD_100295122

Length:00:00:58

Location:AK, US

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