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LISTEN: Alaska National Guard brings Santa to Tuluksak

The Alaska National Guard’s annual community outreach program, Operation Santa Claus, is in its 68th year. Through the program, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and some of their helper elves bring Christmas cheer to communities off the road system.

KYUK’s Francisco Martínezcuello traveled with the group via Black Hawk helicopter to the village of Tuluksak on Nov. 15. He spoke to Tuluksak School Principal Kary Delsignore and Tuluksak students: Jesslyn Allain, Jennalyn Napoka, Karissa Alexie, Roxanne Alexie, Grace Napoka, Johnalyn Andrew, Irwin Demantle, Sterling Napoka, Krim Hawke, Henry Niski, and seven-year-old Stella in this audio postcard.

Operation Santa Claus Postcard

Francisco Martínezcuello was the KYUK News Reporting Fellow from November 2022 through January 2024. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Journalism. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.