A C-17 aircrew from JB Lewis-McChord, Wash., helped evacuate a researcher in need of urgent medical attention from the Amundsen-Scott South Station at the South Pole, Oct. 17, 2011. The C-17 crew flew the second leg of the mission—from McMurdo Station, Antarctica—to move the National Science Foundation researcher to Christchurch, New Zealand, for advanced treatment. Here, the C-17 at McMurdo Station.
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