This is the twelfth entry in the Armed with Science series, Dispatches from Antarctica. The series features Air Force Lt. Col. Ed Vaughan’s first-hand experiences on OPERATION: DEEP FREEZE, the Defense Department’s support of National Science Foundation research in Antarctica.
8 October 2010 – McMurdo Station, Antarctica: Meet Staff Sgt Ryan Balubar from Kadena AB, Japan.
Staff Sergeant Ryan Balubar is deployed to McMurdo Station, Antarctica from Kadena Air Base, Japan, as part of Joint Task Force – Support Forces Antarctica, supporting the US Antarctic Program. At Kadena, Staff Sgt Balubar is assigned to the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.