Flying in safe hands

Captain Andrew Rast (left) and Lt. Col. J.W. Smith (right), 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-17 pilots, prepare to land a C-17 using night vision goggles on Pegasus Ice Runway near McMurdo Station, Antarctica July 15, 2016. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, most inhospitable continent on the globe, and each trip to Antarctica requires careful planning and coordination. Operation Deep Freeze's new year-round operating seating opens doors for additional science and research to be conducted in support of the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Madelyn McCullough)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Madelyn
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