Department & Division News

Operation Santa Claus

It isn’t easy to get Santa to leave the North Pole, but he has graciously walked the halls at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center with the APWU to spread holiday cheer. 

We make room-to-room visits, delivering gifts to the wounded troops, and taking “Santa and Me” photos. Hospital staff members have said, “It is amazing to see even the most severely wounded light up when Jolly Old Saint Nick enters the room.” Members' gifts and monetary donations make it all possible. All donations and gifts should be sent by December 1.