Virtual United States Air Force

 Operation Deep Freeze 2018-2019

OPERATION DEEP FREEZE 2018-2019
Virtual United States Air Force Support of Science in Antarctica.



OPERATION DEEP FREEZE COMMANDERS:
vMGen Drew Ritz - vBGen Dennis Stanek

 

 

Operation DEEP FREEZE (ODF) has its roots in the storied history of the US Navy’s explorations in Antarctica. As far back as 1839, Captain Charles Wilkes led the first U.S. Naval Expedition into Antarctic Waters. 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 more than 4,000 people and numerous ships and other craft into the area of the Ross Sea. In 1948, Commander Finn Ronne led an expedition that photographed over 450,000 square miles of the continent by air.

 

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On behalf of the Air Mobility Command, we would like to welcome all participants to Operation Deep Freeze 2018 - 2019. As the winter flying season begins the vUSAF and all partners will begin flying support of the U.S. Antarctica Program and the National Science Foundation.
  The period known as WinFly is scheduled to begin 29 November 2018 and supports the delivery for advanced teams and cargo for upcoming season. C-17 Globemaster III along with C-5 Galaxy aircraft will begin operations from Hickam AFB, Hawaii to Christchurch, New Zealand in support for MainBody deployment 1 December 2018.
Mainbody deployment will consist of C-130 Hercules aircraft operations from McMurdo Research Station to deliver cargo and personnel for resupply for next season. C-17 Globemasters will on occasion be called upon to perform airdrop mission from Christchurch or McMurdo.

 Redeployment is scheduled to begin towards the end of January 2019 and concluded no later than 8 February 2019.


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 Neither the Department of the Air Force, nor any other component of the Department of Defense or Federal Government has approved, endorsed, or authorized this promotion, activity, or organization. Virtual United States Air Force organization is in no way affiliated with the Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, or any other federal or government entity. Virtual United States Air Force is a group of flight simulation enthusiasts with the common interest of promoting enjoyment and camaraderie through the simulation of military operations and procedures utilizing several flight simulation platforms. Copyright © vUSAF, LLC // 2018 All Rights Reserved 

Neither the Department of the Air Force, nor any other component of the Department of Defense or Federal Government has approved, endorsed, or authorized this promotion, activity, or organization. Virtual United States Air Force organization is in no way affiliated with the Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, or any other federal or government entity. Virtual United States Air Force is a group of flight simulation enthusiasts with the common interest of promoting enjoyment and cameraderie through the simulation of military operations and procedures utilizing several flight simulation platforms.

Copyright © vUSAF, LLC // 2018 All Rights Reserved