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Public Domain Picture: Joint effort key to success in Deep Freeze

By: Courtesy photo/B.K. Grant, Courtesy: US Air Force
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Joint effort key to success in Deep Freeze
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Joint effort key to success in Deep Freeze
Containerized delivery system bundles are recovered by a ground crew member at the South Pole. The bundles were airdropped by a McChord Air Force Base, Wash., C-17 Globemaster III supporting Operation Deep Freeze. The 13th Air Force-led Operation Deep Freeze is a unique joint and total force mission that has supported the National Science Foundation and U.S. Antarctic Program since 1955. By validating the C-17's capability to complete airdrop missions at the geographical South Pole, Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica demonstrated its ability to provide mid-winter emergency re-supply and flexible support to the National Science Foundation and U.S. Antarctica Program.
Courtesy photo/B.K. Grant
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October 19, 2012
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World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.
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