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Holiday traditions bring service members, North Slope Borough community closer
Community members share a traditional Inupiaq song with volunteers supporting Operation Santa Claus at the Trapper School in Nuiqsut, Alaska, Nov. 29, 2022. Operation Santa Claus is the Alaska National Guard’s yearly community relations and support program that provides gifts to children in remote communities across the state. In partnership with the Salvation Army, Santa, Mrs. Claus and more than three dozen elves delivered 1,420 pounds of gifts, backpacks, hygiene supplies, and books to 191 children in Nuiqsut. (Alaska National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Balinda O’Neal)

Photo by: 1st Lt. Balinda O’Neal |  VIRIN: 221129-Z-CA180-0016.JPG