As the U.S. Space Force’s northernmost remote installation settles into a new year, it carries on a tradition dating back over 60 years. 

Surrounded by a tundra of ice and snow in sub-zero temperatures, Airmen and Guardians gather as elves for Operation Julemand, Danish for “Christmas Man,” at Thule Air Base, Greenland.  

Volunteers for Operation Julemand, a Greenlandic holiday, wrap presents to give to the local villages at Thule Air Base, Greenland in November 2022.

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