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For the Fourth of July, station residents held a parade with a vibrantly-dressed color guard A Frigid Fourth Of July
Around the Continent / McMurdo Station News
Monday August 14, 2017

Back home in the United States, July is a time for burgers and hot dogs on the grill, fireworks and days spent poolside. In some ways, our off hours at McMurdo in July are strangely similar. However, following the Independence Day celebrations, life at McMurdo slowed down. After a month of decent, relatively warm weather, winter at McMurdo finally set in.

South Pole Station

Cooks and dining attendants serve up the annual Midwinter feast Hamming It Up
Around the Continent / South Pole Station News
Thursday September 21, 2017

The station has mostly settled into a routine for the winter, and a number of exciting events took place during the month of August. At the beginning of the winter season, IceCube scientist and amateur radio enthusiast James Casey taught a course on amateur radio for those interested in obtaining their ham radio licenses. Due to some scheduling and satellite difficulties, it wasn’t possible to conduct the examinations until August. Aurora photography, the Winter International Film Festival viewing, and a pool tournament rounded out the month.

Palmer Station

During a training run, the Ocean Search and Rescue crew take an inflatable Zodiac raft through ice floes Gone Fishing
Around the Continent / Palmer Station News
Wednesday October 4, 2017

For some, there is a kind of inner clarity to be gained from watching ice in the ocean, one that residents at Palmer Station took to heart during July and August. We remained afloat through our fair share of challenges. Unlike the ice, however, we remain anchored here still.

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