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Aaron Carter Named NORAD's Honorary Santa Tracker

Teen pop singer Aaron Carter has been enlisted as an “Honorary Santa Tracker” by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the binational military organization formally established by the United States and Canada to monitor and defend North American airspace.

As part of the duties of his new job, Carter recently visited with Santa Claus and the personnel at NORAD to be briefed on Santa’s flight plans. NORAD will post a map of the world on its official “NORAD Tracks Santa” website at noradsanta.org on Christmas Eve (December 24). The map will be updated throughout the evening, showing 25 key stops Santa will be making and also noting where he has already visited.

By clicking on the website’s map, children can view SantaCam videos of his journey. The “live” video clips will be online at 5 a.m. ET on December 24, and will be updated regularly until 3:30 a.m. ET on December 25. Carter will also provide voice updates about Santa’s whereabouts as he helps NORAD track Santa’s progress Christmas Eve.

NORAD uses four high-tech methods to track Santa and his world-famous reindeer, including radar, satellites, SantaCams, and jet fighter aircraft. NORAD was created by a 1958 agreement between the United States and Canada that was renewed for a ninth time in the year 2000. For more information about Santa’s flight, and to view pictures of Carter with Santa, please visit noradsanta.org.