The U.S. is relying on a Russian icebreaker to deliver supplies to its main base in Antarctica thanks to continued problems with its own shrinking fleet of the cold-water vessels.
MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — Climate change research that the U.S. military is supporting in Antarctica will likely impact the lives of billions and might even affect servicemembers’ careers.
MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — U.S. research stations in Antarctica have much in common with the forward operating bases that servicemembers fight out of in places like Afghanistan.
The place where most U.S. personnel touch down in Antarctica is McMurdo Station, the largest of three bases that the U.S. has built to facilitate scientific research and maintain a military presence on the icy continent.
AMUNDSEN-SCOTT SOUTH POLE STATION, Antarctica — British explorer Robert Falcon Scott spent weeks slogging through snow and ice before he reached the South Pole on Jan. 17, 1912.
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