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Check Out These Shots Of A C-17 Dropping Pararescuemen Over The Navy's Arctic Outpost 

The Navy’s multi-national arctic exercise known as ICEX is underway in the far north and the USAF is getting in on the action. A C-17 from the 249th Airlift Squadron dropped 10 Pararescuemen from the 212th Rescue Squadron and two Alaska Army National Guard soldiers, along with 9,500 pounds of supplies, into the…

Video: Exploring the Arctic Is Beautifully Difficult

It’s cold. It’s lonely. It’s really cold. It’s really lonely. It’s unfathomably cold. And it’s lonely. That’s what this mere glimpse of life on an Arctic expedition looks like. The visuals are jarring: the ship looks like it’s parked on land, the mustaches are frozen, the research looks difficult. But it also must be…

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