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  • Operation Deep Freeze kicks off 2021-2022 main season

    The U.S. military kicked off the 2021-2022 season of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), when a team of Airmen from the 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings departed for Christchurch, New Zealand, this September.
  • ODF missions to bring life-sustaining supplies to Antarctica while keeping it COVID-free

    A team of 30 Airmen departed here to start a two-week quarantine period in Christchurch, New Zealand, Aug. 5, before conducting missions delivering supplies to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. The 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron (EAS) is a deployed unit made up of Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing, 446th Airlift Wing and one supply troop from the
  • 100 Antarctic Operation Deep Freeze missions, one penguin sighting

    After a record 100 C-17 Globemaster III Operation Deep Freeze missions to the Antarctic, one Reserve Citizen Airman finally sees a penguin.
  • Around the Air Force: Operation Deep Freeze / MOH recipient remembered

    On this look Around the Air Force, Airmen install satellite communications in Antarctica, and a Medal of Honor recipient is remembered.
  • Operation Deep Freeze increases communications capability

    When December rolls around all eyes are traditionally focused on the North Pole. That was not the case this year however, for four members of the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, who spent the last month of 2018 focused on the South Pole of Antarctica and Operation Deep Freeze.
  • Increased Antarctic airlift capability contributes to science

    Over the past 60 years, winter flying missions have provided a significant contribution to how the National Science Foundation conducts scientific research in Antarctica.The C-17 Globemaster III 2016-2017 season recently wrapped-up, and the night vision goggle capability paired with mid-Austral winter flying continued to be a game changing airlift
  • 2016 Year In Photos

    These photos offer a glimpse into what the Citizen Airman of the 446th Airlift Wing have accomplished over the course of 2016.
  • McChord Airmen complete 60 years of Antarctic airlift

    On Oct. 21 Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, flew from Christchurch, New Zealand to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, 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, named “Miss North Carolina” Oct. 21, 1956. “The
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