Operation Deep Freeze - 2021-2022 Main Season
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Mary Suchocki, an Air Force Reserve loadmaster assigned to the 728th Airlift Squadron here, and Chandler Smith, an Air Force Reserve loadmaster assigned to the 97th Airlift Squadron here, talks after receiving the Operation Deep Freeze mission brief, Sept. 15, 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. For Suchocki, this will be her first rotation to Antarctica, while Smith will be on his second rotation. The ODF main season runs annually, from August through July. This timeframe allows research teams and partnered entities the safest and most efficient method of accomplishing their joint goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. Edzel L. Butac)

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