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EVENT
Event NameOPERATION DEEP FREEZE 2018-2019 ANTARCTIC SEASON STARTEX: December 1, 2018
Event Start DateNovember-22-2018
Event Publish DateNovember-18-2018
Event Text

Operation DEEP FREEZE (ODF) has its roots in the storied history of the US Navy’s explorations in Antarctica. Captain Charles Wilkes led the first U.S. Naval Expedition into Antarctic Waters in 1839. In 1929, Admiral Richard E. Byrd established naval outposts on the Antarctic coast and began conducting photographic and geologic mapping operations around the continent on snowshoe, dog-sled, snow mobile, and airplane. On November 28, 1929, Byrd and his crew made their historic first flight over the South Pole. After several more expeditions to Antarctica, in 1946, Byrd organized the U.S Navy’s Operation Highjump, which put 4,000 people and numerous ships and other craft into the area of the Ross Sea.

OPERATION DEEP FREEZE COMMANDERS:
vMajGen. Drew Ritz - vBrigGen. Dennis Stanek

On behalf of Air Mobility Command (AMC), we would like to welcome all participants to Operation Deep Freeze. As the winter flying season begins vUSAF and partners, will begin flying in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation.

 


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