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OAE's - McMurdo Base
77°50.88'S 166°40.10'E
occupied since 1955

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McMurdo Base on November 30th 2008
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Greg Albert (Beardmore South Camp 1990-91) - Belmont, MS   AG2 Upper-Air supervisor and assistant forecaster. Worked in ops. Went to Beadmore to open it up with Mike Dera and crew for about 8 weeks.

Dan Aldous (1995,1996, 1997) - Idaho

Tim Anderson (92 and 96 Winter Over) - Yokosuka, Japan  email  Retired from the US Navy in 2007. Went back to work for the US Navy as a civilian. I'm now in Yokosuka, Japan.

David Blaine (1992, 1993, 2008, 2009) - Camp Arifjan Kuwait  I wintered over in 92-93 (Frozen Chosen) then I wintered again in 2008 at Palmer Station and Summered in McMurdo in 2009. Currently in Kuwait until 2015.

Roger Bridges (1990) - Loganville    REX Dennis Glean SAY HAY

Tiffany Burton (1991-1995) - San Diego, CA    I have the most wonderful memories from my time in Antarctica. I worked as a SK2 most times on the PAD...

John Clampet (CBU 201, 1968) - Miford -   Spent 2 seasons at Palmer 68/69, 69/70. Worked for ASA and Raytheon at McMurdo from 96 to 2008.  Miss all the great people.

Chuck Davidson (Byrd Surface Camp, McMurdo - Byrd 88-89 McMurdo 95-96) - Mt. Pleasant, SC  Have very fond memories of my Byrd Surface Camp summer over in 88-89 and the W/O in McTown in 95-96.

M. Davis (McM/Siple/Willy/Byrd/SP - 79/80 80/81 81/82 91 thru 96) - Vanc, WA   Construction Electrical Foreman for: Holmes & Narver / ITT / ASA

Christopher Erb (1994-1996, 1997-1998) - St Louis, Mo    Looking for friends of my time on ice!!!

George M. Gagan "GeoStorm" (1992) - Fairborn, OH  

Mike Gillis BUC (91-92) - Long Beach, Mississippi -   Best duty station ever!  Hope to hear back from those who served during Winter-Over 91-92.

Bob "Space-Puppy" Horneij (W/O 1989-1990) - Nashville, TN  Loved being stationed in McMurdo for winter Over 89-90. Can't explain it in words when I try to tell someone about the experience. They mostly think I was crazy to volunteer to go there! :)

Peter van Kampen (PvK) (1990) - Switzerland  Down in Antarctica with the NZ Huey crew (Aircraft tech at McMurdo). Actually trying to locate "Mouse" from VXE-6 and Point Mugu Ca. 20 years on.

Nancy Hannah (1996-2001) - Grand Rapids, Minn.  

Robert Japp (1991) - Mexicali, Mexico

Richard Jarvis (1995) - Allen, TX   

Tom Hoog aka Joeguy ('91 and Oct 92 - Oct93) - Reno, Nevada   Looking for anyone who remembers me from winter over 91 or the year I spent 92 to 93

Thomas Learned (WO 94, 96,97 99) - Working in the Middle East  email  Ironworker, Rigger Foreman, FMC WO Supervisor

Christopher Liljenstolpe (McMurdo 1996-98) - San Francisco, US  

Art Manke (usn-seabees, McMurdo 1990) - Jackson, Michigan - email  36th winterover crew Feb. 91 thru Oct 91, cargo hill rehab and ice pier reconstruction thru the winter. any thoughts or questions please contact me

Ed Matheson - Mister Ed (1989,1990,1991) - Portland, Or. US of A  I flew in on the 1st C-5 flight into The Ice in 1989, spent 3 summers working out of the MEC as a science support mechanic. Flew out to remote camps many times and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Got out to several of the historic hut sites, the Dry Valleys, and made the tourist turnaround to the South Pole Station. Was bestowed with the honor of Mr. Icestock for the endurance I displayed moshing with the best of them...My brother Don, followed my lead, and worked the Heavy Shop and as machinist from '90 to '92. Good times...

HMC (SW/FMF) Craig "Doc" McLain (W/O 96-97) - currently on USS PORTER (DDG 78).  Last active duty group to W/O Operation Deep Freeze 96-97  - email available

Matthew The Connection Mikesell (1991) - Pittsburgh PA    I wintered over 1991/92.

Brian "Doc" Newhouse (McMurdo and Byrd Surface Camp, 1994-95) - Florida    USN Corpsman, cross trained with the AG's at Mac Weather and the Ice Runway before going to Byrd. First in last out at Byrd in 1994-95. Great bunch of guys and gals, Would love to go back.

Mike Osterhouse (1983, 1997, 1998) - Elizabeth City, NC    Worked in the weather office

Jeff Rozlog (88-89 and 91-92 winter) - Beach City Ohio  

James Stine (McMurdo + South Pole - 1990, 1992, 1994) - Prior Lake, MN, USA    Very nice site, makes me home sick

Brian Van Dyke (McMurdo - 90-91 winterover) - Waterloo Iowa   Was a great time. something most people have never done.

Bill Watson (1994) - Traverse city Michigan  email  Winter over 1994 worked as a g.a. with u.t's lost contact with all

Bob Wiles, I remember the -120 mid-winter air drop! Frekkin cold!! Fresh fruit!! That was great! Contact me!!

Darrin Wixo "Wix" (1991-92) - Moorhead USA. email  There was a GA from Iowa (red headed) that helped us riggers out on Black Island for a stint. Was really really funny.  Didn't have a clue about rigging but kept us up beat. Our Microwave Engineer also wondering where she went to work as the cell boom hit a couple years after being there.

McMurdo Base and Observation Hill in November 2006
Photo: Gaelen Marsden, Creative commons licence

McMurdo Base in November 2006 from the top of Observation Hill
Photo: Gaelen Marsden, Creative commons licence

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