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Episode #54: OPERATION DEEP FREEZE -- Military Science Support in Antarctica

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We’re broadcasting live from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, with Col Paul Sheppard, Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force – Support Forces Antarctica. Col Sheppard will discuss the major contributions by Servicemembers in support of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) efforts in Antarctica.

The 13th Air Force-led Joint Task Force, aligned under the US Pacific Command, is responsible for the coordination of strategic airlift, field support airlift, emergency response and aeromedical evacuation. They also are tasked with sealift duties, seaport access, bulk fuel supply, port cargo handling and other transportation related requirements conducted in what is considered by many to be one of the most difficult peacetime duty assignments.

Article:13th Air Force Leads Joint Task Force Operation Deep Freeze
Article: Airmen Support Operation Deep Freeze

National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs
US International Polar Year 2007-2008 Web Portal
13th Air Force Public Website
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