Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Best Military Assignment EVER!

Well, a volunteer assignment, that is, and only for a couple of hours!  Yes, on 24 DEC from 1600 - 1800, yours truly will be sitting here:

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If you can enlarge that picture you'll see that I'll be an official NORAD SANTA TRACKER!!  Yes!  I got an email over UTA that told us about how we can volunteer to be one of the people who answers the phone when kids call in to check in on Santa's whereabouts.  I'm beyond ecstatic about this prospect.  DH had just asked me what I wanted to do for Christmas, but knowing how he is/we are, I knew we wouldn't have much in the way of plans.  I can't think of a better way to get into the holiday spirit.

Apparently they do a lot of live news briefs, and I put myself down as being willing to be interviewed.  As a service member, I have to come in my duty uniform as well, although it seems they allow us to wear Santa hats with our uniform.  AFI 36-2903, be damned!  ;)

Ok, off to do the happy dance!

8 comments:

Kara said...

That is awesome!

justine davies. said...

awww :] if i wouldnt have my baby boy i would so do it too! great voluuntering!

Jamie said...

That is so cute. Have fun!

MrsMcDancer said...

That is such an awesome way to keep the fun in Christmas!

Taryn said...

That sounds like so much FUN !! :D

Michelle A'etonu said...

that is so awesome. i wonder if we can call from over here.

2 Is Better Than One said...

can anyone do that? I'm 18 and leave for bmt nov. 27th, nervous but super excited!!!! I know i couldn't do that this year... I will be spending this christmas in BMT.. Thanks for all your posts, it's been so helpful!!!

Erin said...

@2 Is Better Than One - You can...if you're in the Colorado Springs area. They even allow civilians to do it, and teenagers. Good luck to you! I'm always glad to help!