Air National Guard Colonel explains to media the extension of operations in Antarctica

SCOTIA, NY - Col. Michael Steindl, Operations Group Commander at the 109th Airlift Wing, speaks to local reporters about the unique aspects of the polar missions conducted by the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft. This year with the ice runway in poor condition, the 109th and seven of it's 10 LC-130s are taking on the usual mission of larger jet aircraft, extending several weeks and bringing 1100 National Science Foundation employees and scientists to New Zealand from McMurdo station to end the summer season of Operation Deep Freeze. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. William Gizara/Released)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. William GizaraReleased
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