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For retiring Antarctica vet, heat hard to take

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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After thirteen missions to Antarctica, Lt. Col. Samantha East’s last trip should have been routine: Constant sunlight. Bad food. Cold weather. But instead, she spent her last month flying back and forth from New Zealand, two-day supply trips that stressed the ski-equipped LC-130s and gave her no time to get used to Antarctica.


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