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September 02, 2011

US Team Prepares For Summer In Antarctica

Cargo Flights From Christchurch, New Zealand Are Underway

In the Southern Hemisphere, spring officially begins September 23. That includes Antarctica, and for members of the US Air Force assigned to Operation Deep Freeze, late winter flights, known as WINFLY, for Operation Deep Freeze 2011-2012 began August 20. Deep Freeze is a joint service, interagency activity that supports the National Science Foundation (NSF), which manages the US Antarctic Program.

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RAF Destroys Gaddafi Scud Missile Launchers

Early Tuesday Sortie Also Takes Out Command And Control Site

RAF aircraft put several military targets out of the reach of pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya Tuesday, including Scud missile launchers and a military command and control site. In an early morning sortie on August 30th, RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft used Paveway bombs to destroy a military command and control site which NATO surveillance had successfully identified near Bani Walid.

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