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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 …

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Air Force Airman 1st Class Jocelyn A. Ford

…and other times he wants the treads and big guns.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Army Sgt. Quentin Johnson

When he’s flying, he may do the WSO thing.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Nolan

But he can also go single seat, if required.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Air Force 1st Lt. Stacie Shafran

Santa’s always up for saying howdy to the troops he meets along the way.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Air Force Civilian Beau Wade

 And he’s not beyond helping out.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Navy Petty Officer 1st Class David Mercil

In a pinch, he uses air drops — so much faster than landing at each house.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Ferguson

Helos have all of the space of the sleigh without the inconvenience of feeding the reindeer.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
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.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen Linch

Claus sometimes heads to the rope course for a confidence builder before the big night.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Menzie

Jolly Old Saint Nick is also pretty good on a ruck march.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: Marine Corps Civilian Kristen Wong

He’s been showing the military love for a long time.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Navy

And the troops are always happy to see him.

13 Photos Of Santa Hanging With The Troops
Photo: US Army Staff Sgt. Aubree Rundle

Merry Christmas from WATM!

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