Navy Leaves Antarctica

—Host Bob Edwards talks to Captain Hugh Smith, who commands the Naval Antarctic Support Unit, about the US Navy's withdrawal from Antarctica after more than a century-and-a-half of activity, exploring the southern polar region and supporting scientific research. Today in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Navy officially handed over its duties in Antartica to the Air National Guard. For the last four decades, the Navy has provided both air and surface movement of cargo and passengers, in support of scientific research.



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