Airmen at Joint Base Lewis-McChord call their annual assignment supplying researchers in Antarctica their most dangerous noncombat mission. For the 500th time, they made that trip safely in a C-17 Globemaster III to an outpost near the bottom of the planet.
The Air Force today crowed about the achievement for McChord Airfields 62nd Airlift Wing and 446th Reserve Airlift Wing. McChord teams have been supplying scientific research at McMurdo Station since 1997. Theyve been using a fleet of C-17 s since 1999.