13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Sure, Santa is known for riding a sleigh and giving out presents. But when it's time for Santa to "git some" he calls on the troops.
Sometimes, Santa needs a few inches of armor ...
Photo: US Air Force Airman 1st Class Jocelyn A. Ford
...and other times he wants the treads and big guns.
Photo: US Army Sgt. Quentin Johnson
When he's flying, he may do the WSO thing.
Photo: US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Nolan
But he can also go single seat, if required.
Photo: US Air Force 1st Lt. Stacie Shafran
Santa's always up for saying howdy to the troops he meets along the way.
Photo: US Air Force Civilian Beau Wade
And he's not beyond helping out.
Photo: US Navy Petty Officer 1st Class David Mercil
In a pinch, he uses air drops -- so much faster than landing at each house.
Photo: US Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Ferguson
Helos have all of the space of the sleigh without the inconvenience of feeding the reindeer.
Photo: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amanda Huntoon
When the chimney is too small for Santa, the Air Force helps him by lowering the presents on a hoist.
Photo: US Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen Linch
Claus sometimes heads to the rope course for a confidence builder before the big night.
Photo: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Menzie
Jolly Old Saint Nick is also pretty good on a ruck march.
Photo: Marine Corps Civilian Kristen Wong
He's been showing the military love for a long time.
Photo: US Navy
And the troops are always happy to see him.
Photo: US Army Staff Sgt. Aubree Rundle