Santa Interceptions by NORAD Aircraft

Allan Lasser filed this request with the NORAD Public Affairs Office of the United States of America.
Tracking # FY15-22DEC2014-18
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Allan Lasser

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I request all field reports which mention "santa," "santa claus," "reindeer," "sled," and any interceptions between NORAD pilots and Santa Claus. On the Official NORAD Santa Tracker website (http://www.noradsanta.org), the Santa Secret Files state "over the past 50 years, our fighter jets (F-16s, F-15s, F-22s and CF-18s) have intercepted Santa many, many times."

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Allan Lasser

From: NORAD-USNC Peterson AFB N-NC SPECIAL STAFF Mailbox CSKA (FOIA) OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

22 December 2014

Mr. Lasser,

USNORTHCOM has received the subject FOIA request and it has been assigned USNORTHCOM FOIA case number FY15-22DEC2014-18. Attached is our letter of acknowledgement.

Kris

KRISTINA L. ROTH, Civ, DAFC
Chief, FOIA and Privacy Act Requester Service Center NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff
250 Vandenberg St, Ste B016
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-3817
Coml (719) 554-7185 / DSN 692-7185

From: NORAD-USNC Peterson AFB N-NC SPECIAL STAFF Mailbox CSKA (FOIA) OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

29 December 2014

Mr. Lasser,

Attached is USNORTHCOM final response to the subject request assigned USNORTHCOM FOIA case number FY15-22DEC2014-18.

Kris

KRISTINA L. ROTH, Civ, DAFC
Chief, FOIA and Privacy Act Requester Service Center NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff
250 Vandenberg St, Ste B016
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-3817
Coml (719) 554-7185 / DSN 692-7185

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