03 Apr '12, 9pm
Mission to McMurdo: Helping Science in Antarctica
Mission to McMurdo: Helping Science in Antarctica By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 A recent mission for U.S. Transportation Command proves the service members of the command can get just about anything, anywhere. The crane aboard the USNS Green Wave hoists pieces of a modular causeway system at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The Army’s 331st Transportation Company built a pier to unload supplies for the National Science Foundation base. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Christina Shelton (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The command stepped to the fore by building a pier in the southernmost harbor in the world: McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. This enabled the National Science Foundation to re-supply workers at McMurdo Station, the largest community on the frozen continent. Normally, the re-supply ship docks ...