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U.S. Coast Guard supports Air Force-led Operation Deep Freeze 07

ANTARCTICA - The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea pauses from its ice-breaking duties while members of the National Science Foundation are aboard to meet with some of the senior officers.  The Polar Sea is in Antarctica as part of the Air Force-led Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze 2007, clearing a navigable channel for supply ships to get needed equipment and goods to scientists working in McMurdo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Neff.

ANTARCTICA - The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea pauses from its ice-breaking duties while members of the National Science Foundation are aboard to meet with some of the senior officers. The Polar Sea is in Antarctica as part of the Air Force-led Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze 2007, clearing a navigable channel for supply ships to get needed equipment and goods to scientists working in McMurdo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Neff.

ANTARCTICA - The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea pauses from its ice-breaking duties in front of Mt. Erebus, while members of the National Science Foundation came aboard to meet with senior officers.  The Polar Sea is in Antarctica as part of the Air Force-led Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze 2007, clearing a navigable channel for supply ships to get needed equipment and goods to scientists working in McMurdo. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Neff.

ANTARCTICA - The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea pauses from its ice-breaking duties in front of Mt. Erebus, while members of the National Science Foundation came aboard to meet with senior officers. The Polar Sea is in Antarctica as part of the Air Force-led Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze 2007, clearing a navigable channel for supply ships to get needed equipment and goods to scientists working in McMurdo. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Neff.

Antarctica - The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea plows through the ice shelf, and an Antarctic blizzard, in the Waddell Sea.  As part of the Air Force-led Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze 2007, the Polar Sea's mission is to clear a navigable channel to McMurdo, Antarctica for supply ships to get in with needed equipment and goods for scientists working there.  U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Neff.

Antarctica - The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea plows through the ice shelf, and an Antarctic blizzard, in the Waddell Sea. As part of the Air Force-led Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze 2007, the Polar Sea's mission is to clear a navigable channel to McMurdo, Antarctica for supply ships to get in with needed equipment and goods for scientists working there. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Neff.

ANTARCTICA - A curious penguin comes by to investigate the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea as the ship takes a break from its ice-breaking duties.  The Polar Sea is in Antarctica as part of the Air Force-led Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze 2007, clearing a navigable channel for supply ships to get needed equipment and goods to scientists working in McMurdo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Neff.

ANTARCTICA - A curious penguin comes by to investigate the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea as the ship takes a break from its ice-breaking duties. The Polar Sea is in Antarctica as part of the Air Force-led Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze 2007, clearing a navigable channel for supply ships to get needed equipment and goods to scientists working in McMurdo. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Neff.