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  • Rapid Antarctic airlift saves lives

    Just after completing the final flight of the Southern hemisphere winter Antarctic season, the 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron (EAS) was alerted there was a medical emergency at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) McMurdo Station Aug. 25.

  • Antarctic airlift overcomes polar hurdles

    For the first time in the 63-year history of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), members of the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew six daily missions in a row, making up for a troublesome weather situation.“We were challenged with quite a few delays caused by winter storms, which put us behind to

  • McChord Airmen complete 60 years of Antarctic airlift

    Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, flew from Christchurch, New Zealand to McMurdo Station, Antarctica Oct. 21, tracing a similar flight pattern to one flown 60 years earlier. The flight commemorated the first ever Air Force Antarctic flight flown in a Douglas C-124 Globemaster II,

  • Annual Operation DEEP FREEZE to commence Sept. 28

    The U.S. military will kick off the 2015-2016 season of Operation DEEP FREEZE, the Department of Defense’s support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation, with operations commencing Sept. 28. This support is provided by Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica, led by