Armed with Science: Military Science Support in Antarctica

Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica

Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica

On Armed with Science today, we broadcasted live from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, with Col. Paul Sheppard, deputy commander, Joint Task Force – Support Forces Antarctica.

Sheppard discussed the major contributions by servicemembers in support of the National Scientific Foundation’s efforts in Antarctica.

LISTEN to the interview.

The 13th Air Force-led Joint Task Force, aligned under the U.S. Pacific Command, is responsible for the coordination of strategic airlift, field support airlift, emergency response and aeromedical evacuation. They also are tasked with sealift duties, seaport access, bulk fuel supply, port cargo handling and other transportation related requirements conducted in what is considered by many to be one of the most difficult peacetime duty assignments.

To view the transcript from this interview, click here.

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