McChord delivers personnel and equipment during WinFly

Cargo is off loaded from a McChord C-17 Globemaster III during WinFly Aug. 26, 2016 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The 62nd Airlift Wing crew was on the ice Aug. 26-27 for 4 hours to deliver advance teams and equipment for the upcoming main season of Operation Deep Freeze. (Courtesy photo)

Cargo is off loaded from a McChord C-17 Globemaster III during WinFly Aug. 26, 2016 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The 62nd Airlift Wing crew was on the ice Aug. 26-27 for 4 hours to deliver advance teams and equipment for the upcoming main season of Operation Deep Freeze. (Courtesy photo)

Members of the National Science Foundation load onto a McChord C-17 Globemaster III during WinFly Aug. 26, 2016 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The NSF personnel were transported to Chistchurch International Airport, New Zealand for the upcoming main season of Operation Deep Freeze. Christchurch is the starting point for forward deployment to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. (Courtesy photo)

Members of the National Science Foundation load onto a McChord C-17 Globemaster III during WinFly Aug. 26, 2016 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The NSF personnel were transported to Chistchurch International Airport, New Zealand for the upcoming main season of Operation Deep Freeze. Christchurch is the starting point for forward deployment to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. (Courtesy photo)

62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen service a McChord C-17 Globemaster III during WinFly Aug. 27, 2016 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The 62nd Airlift Wing began the winter flying as part of its support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation. The crew transported NSF personnel and cargo to Chistchurch International Airport, New Zealand. (Courtesy photo)

62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen service a McChord C-17 Globemaster III during WinFly Aug. 27, 2016 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The 62nd Airlift Wing began the winter flying as part of its support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation. The crew transported NSF personnel and cargo to Chistchurch International Airport, New Zealand. (Courtesy photo)

Aerospace ground equipment heaters, heats up a McChord C-17 Globemaster III during WinFly Aug. 27, 2016 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The temperature in Antarctica was -39C and the heaters were used to keep the aircraft and its systems functioning properly. The Air Force is uniquely equipped and trained to operate in such an austere environment and has provided support to U.S. Antarctic research since 1955. (Courtesy photo)

Aerospace ground equipment heaters, heats up a McChord C-17 Globemaster III during WinFly Aug. 27, 2016 at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The temperature in Antarctica was -39C and the heaters were used to keep the aircraft and its systems functioning properly. The Air Force is uniquely equipped and trained to operate in such an austere environment and has provided support to U.S. Antarctic research since 1955. (Courtesy photo)

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