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The McMurdo Station air field is covered in snow but fully functional, at least for these Skibirds, LC-130 aircraft from the 109th Airlift Wing based at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, N.Y. During colder months the airfield is accessible by larger, wheeled aircraft like the C-17, once the ice softens only the Skibirds access the least hospitable continent. (Photo courtesy Maj. Kraig Kroeker)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson
VIRIN: 180101-Z-F3914-0031.JPG
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