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    Alaska National Guard delivers holiday gifts to remote villages for 66th year [Image 8 of 9]

    Alaska National Guard delivers holiday gifts to remote villages for 66th year

    BUCKLAND, AK, UNITED STATES

    12.14.2021

    Photo by Maj. Chelsea Aspelund 

    Alaska National Guard Public Affairs   

    Alaka Army Natiolal Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter is towed into a hangar at Nome Dec. 14, 2021 after successful gift delivery to Buckland as part of Operation Santa Claus 2021. Op Santa is an Alaska National Guard annual community outreach program that provides Christmas gifts, books, school supplies and stocking stuffers to children in rural Alaskan communities. This year marks the 66th year of the program, which began in 1956 after the village of St. Mary's experienced a year of hardship and the Alaska Air National Guard flew in gifts and supplies donated by the local community. The Alaska National Guard was able to continue the tradition this year and safely provide gifts despite COVID-19. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Chelsea Aspelund/Released).

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 12.14.2021
    Date Posted: 12.21.2021 15:47
    Photo ID: 6989704
    VIRIN: 211214-Z-IG207-1025
    Resolution: 6000x4000
    Size: 1.34 MB
    Location: BUCKLAND, AK, US 

    Web Views: 29
    Downloads: 7

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