NSFA - Naval Support Force
Thomas "Snow Cloud"
Brown (1975-76 Winter Over) - Makakilo, Hawaii
I was an AG1 Forecaster with NSFA Detachment Alfa, winter-over 1975-1976
and am now (2010) with PACAF in Hawaii.
Doug Crouse (1975-1979)
- Wildomar, Calif.
Spent 4 trips as a cook. Had a great time. I worked all the galleys the Hill,
Willy Field, South Pole and Byrd Station. Looking to
hear from anyone during that time.
Joe Jones (EO1) (NSFA
(SS) 68-9, 74-5-6-7) Cal
Ken Miller (NSFA W/O 1976) -
Winter Over 1976 as a CM1,
Retired in 1992 as a CMCS.
(NSFA Public works - W/O 76/77) -
Vernon Fl. Like to hear from anyone that wintered 1976-1977 and summer support
for the sane time frame
(88-91) - NSFA - fuels. Grape ape
Buffalo, New York
PN3 Kara Barnes
(1988-1991) - Sacramento, CA
(1985) - Daytona Florida.
Looking for Jay Pederson and Jean Hanley
Chad (Charles) Condrotte, DTC, USN
(Ret.) (1979 to 1983) - Flagstaff, Arizona
I extended my tour for a total of
4 years of summer support. I was a Chief Dental
Technician attached to the Navy Medical Dep. at
McMurdo Station. I flew to the South Pole Station
Twice, spent a week at Siple Station, and stopped at
Byrd Station once. I returned to the U.S. once on
the Coast Guard Icebreaker "Glacier" with a stop at
Palmer Station, Valparaiso & Punta Arenas, Chili, a
stop in Lima Peru including including a trip to
Cusco & Machu Picchu, Peru, and Mazatlon Mexico. I
also returned to the U.S. once on the Coast Guard
Icebreaker "Polar Sea" with a stop in Wellington,
New Zealand, Sydney, Australia, and Hawaii. Prior to
Deep Freeze, I was stationed on Diego Garcia in the
Indian Ocean, and after my 4 years with Deep Freeze,
I was stationed in the Mojave Desert in California.
What a variety of climates, but I requested it. I
would love to hear from anyone interested.
EO1 (SCW) Crook (NSFA, PWC - 1984 /
1985) - Fresno, CA
I was stationed at NSFA for winter over party 1985. I became ill and they
sent me back to the states in March 85. I loved it there
and I still do. I ran the Scotts hut race in Jan 1985.
Heavy Equipment Operator. McMurdo was the best duty
station in my Navy career. I will always remember that
place and how beautiful it was. I would have gone back
in a heart beat.
Edwards, HMC "Doc Edwards" (NSFA summer
support 1983-87 and winter-over 1988-89) - Arcadia,
The Ice was and remains the
most starkly beautiful and intriguing place on the earth. It was a pleasure working
my ass off and then
partying it off........... just .... most
(NSFA Winter over Fire Dept. - 1987/1988) - Baton Rouge
Was a member of Antarctic Winter over crew 87/88 attached to the Fire/Crash
Fire crew in McMurdo
Armando Gonzalez (87/88 winter '89)
- NSFA -Denver, CO
Mike Griesman (1988 W/O
Crew) - Charleston, SC
33rd Winter Over crew
(1984 to 1998) - Christchurch, New Zealand.
Worked for MWR Bar Manager and with REC Services - email
Sam Livingston (86-88) - Buena Vista,
BT3 Gene Lostroh (W/O 87-88 &
88-89) - Plattsmouth, Ne.
Kathleen Lynch (NSFA Storekeeper, 1985-1986
summer support) - Yorktown, VA
I still have my wonderful cruise
books from 1985-1986 and not shy about with my
bragging rights of spending 2 summer deployments in
McMurdo. Awesome experience!
Betty Miller (1987 to 1990) - Mexico
I was summer support stationed at PortHueneme and went to ice 4 times, would
like to hear from other personnel that were there.
Don Samuels (NSFA/FUELS
- 1984-1986) - San Diego, Ca.
Got a little HHHHOOOOTTTT...left the ice...ON FIRE....would love to reconnect
with all from that time period...Margie...Kat...where
you at...what up Price...
(NSFA PAO - 1986-90) - Deptford, NJ
James Spurgeon (Naval Support Force
Antarctica (W/O) crew - 86/87) - Corpus Christi,
32nd winter over crew, 86/87. Best
crew, I considered that year spending a whole year
in Antarctica one of my best duty stations while in
the Navy, made great friends and good experiences.
Like to here from some of the crew from that time. I
was a Storekeeper working in GSK on the hill.
Ross A. Wood (1988-1989)
Chief Petty Officer USN - Naval Support Force Antarctica
- Orange Park, FL USA. I was attached to NSFA from 1994 to 1997. I completed
three summer deployments during that time. I was active
duty U.S. Navy, rank - Chief Petty Officer, rate - Air
Jami Davis (NSFA -
1997) - Overland Park, KS USA
Wintered over 1997 with US Navy NSFA. Summered 1999-2004 and Wintered over
with SPAWAR 2002.
Wallace Eddy (1994-1995)
(96-97) - San Diego
HM3 (SW) Frate. Summer Austral Support,
McMurdo Hospital. I want to say hello to any of my shipmates
I served with on the ice.. Especially all the corpsmen
and support staff that made that deployment unique.
I am happy that I was able to make the cut and had the
privilege of doing the LAST "Operation Deep Freeze"
with NSFA. The Navy Antarctic Program was one of a kind.
I am truly happy to have served on the last frontier
and set foot on the south pole.
Don & Meg Gurzynski
(1992-1994) - Baton Rouge, LA
Ski and Meg, Married For 15 years now and Three children. Met on the Ice in
1993. Ski was the Crash Capt. Meg worked in the Haz-Waste
Hartman (1990-1994) -
Kansas City, MO
Deployed to the ice three times as
a YN3. I worked in the Main Ops Building my first
deployment 1990-1991. 1991-1992 I worked for the
Supply Officer and again in 1992-1993 worked for the
Supply Officer. My final year I was scheduled to be
deployed in CHC but I was kept back at Port Huenema
as Support Staff for the command. Had a great time
on the ice serving on the Secondary SAR team as well
as the Hazmat team. I cherish my time on the ice and
think about it still to this day. I worked with some
great people from around the world.
(1991) - Mexicali, Mexico
Daniel Larsen (Bart)BU3
(1990) - Portland, Oregon
Worked on Officer's Club rehab, Officer's Sauna, Hill Cargo rehab
project,road maintenance and runway/apron maintenance
and other projects.
YN3 D. Palacios (1989
- 1993) - McAllen, Texas USA
I worked at the operations officer as the ops yeoman.
Al Pineda (1992-1993)
- Washington DC
(109 AW - 1992-2010) - Hickam
OAE Life member.
Currently serve with the Joint Task Force - Support
Forces Antarctica (JTF-SFA), which is the AF's adopted
offspring of Naval SFA supporting Operation DEEP FREEZE.
Previously, LC-130 Navigator (91-95), and then pilot
(96-98) with 109 AW, NY Air Guard. Did not participate
in ODF between 2002-2008.