My Second Antarctic Adventure – Palmer Station Part II

A year of Preparation – copyright 2009 Jack W. Cummings

Barbara and I were prepared to spend six weeks in the San Francisco area while the west coast selectees for Operation DeepFreeze completed the necessary physicals, in fact, this process as I remember took no more than two or three weeks. During that brief period, I was able to complete the paperwork necessary to bring Barbara into the Navy Family. We soon said goodbye to friends, and headed south to Rialto, CA to spend a few days with parents and family and to allow Barbara to continue the process of settling her affairs there. Continue reading “My Second Antarctic Adventure – Palmer Station Part II”

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My Second Antarctic Adventure – Palmer Station – Part I

A new Beginning – copyright 2009 Jack W. Cummings

In October 1963 I was stationed in San Diego, California assigned to the Staff of Commander Service Squadron One (CSR-1), which was at that time located on the Service Squadron Repair Tender, USS Jason. I was ending my second year on the staff and was getting itchy feet anticipating my next duty station. In writing the final chapter of my First Antarctic Adventure, I neglected to mention that my duty station with CSR-1 was my first assignment after spending two years with Commander Antarctic Support Activities (CASA), which included a year at Hallett Station.

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