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Christmas to feature seals, penguins

109th Airlift celebrating day in icy, lonely setting of Antarctica

A photo provided by the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing shows a Santa hat-clad penguin from a previous Christmas celebration in Antarctica.
A photo provided by the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing shows a Santa hat-clad penguin from a previous Christmas celebration in Antarctica.
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With Christmas just days away, all eyes are on the North Pole, but way down at the bottom of the globe, they’re gearing up for the big day, too. On Tuesday, members of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing took wing from the Stratton Air National Guard Base on a mission that will keep them in Antarctica through the holiday. Those who have made the 11,000-mile trip to the frigid, icy continent ...


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