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NOAA AGASP 1983-1985
Arctic Gas and Aerosol Sampling Program - Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

 

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Here is another one I picked up it is a USNS but an EX USS ship the USS Redbud a nice Japanese made patch.

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Another version of the converted USCGC Buoy Tender USNS REDBUD (T-AKL-398)

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I have some USGS items related to Antarctica but nothing specific to Mericle Rock on Campbell Glacier, Victoria Land

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I have some USGS items related to Antarctica but nothing specific to Mericle Rock on Campbell Glacier, Victoria Land

I recently picked up a grouping named to Dave Mericle, same USN Electronics Tech that Mericle Rock was named after. (I posted some pics in the Groupings section)

 

I googled it quite a bit but really havent found much on it. How does someone get a nanatak rock out cropping named after them?? Are there any Navy journals that you know of that I could search? I would like to read up on it.

 

Thanks!

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I recently picked up a grouping named to Dave Mericle, same USN Electronics Tech that Mericle Rock was named after. (I posted some pics in the Groupings section)

 

I googled it quite a bit but really havent found much on it. How does someone get a nanatak rock out cropping named after them?? Are there any Navy journals that you know of that I could search? I would like to read up on it.

 

Thanks!

 

You can start here: https://geonames.usgs.gov/antarctic/

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Bearmon, thanks for the link!

 

Mericle Rock:

A nunatak in the middle of Campbell Glacier, approximately 9 mi from its head, in Victoria Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for David L. Mericle, U.S. Navy (USN), electronics technician at McMurdo Station, 1967.

 

I'd like to find a patch to go with his grouping...

 

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I’m not really knowledgeable on “Antarctic” patches... are there any with McMurdo Station on them. Might be a good search for me.

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Set of USS ARNEB (AKA-56) Deep Freeze patches - Andromeda class attack cargo ship in service 1944 to 1971.  Polar logistic ship 1955-1964. Flagship of Deep Freeze I and made multiple Arctic and Antarctic voyages

 

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USS ARNEB (AKA-56) Andromeda class attack cargo ship in service 1944 to 1971. 4 battle stars WWII, MUC for Apollo 7 recovery mission.

 

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ANTARCTIC EXPRESS

 

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NAVSUPPFOR ANTARCTICA - US NAVAL SUPPORT FORCE ANTARCTICA DETACHMENT ALFA

 

WINTER OVER 1976 Bicentennial

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WILLIAMS FIELD (willy field) - Operation Deep Freeze - Southernmost Naval Air Traffic Control Headquarters - South Pole Williams Field MAC (Military Airlift Command) Center

 

Williams Field is named in honor of Richard T. Williams, a United States Navy equipment operator who drowned when his D-8 tractor broke through the ice on January 6, 1956. Williams and other personnel were participants in the first Operation Deep Freeze, a U.S. military mission to build a permanent science research station at McMurdo Station in anticipation of the International Geophysical Year 1957–58

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WILLIAMS FIELD (willy field) - Operation Deep Freeze



Williams Field is named in honor of Richard T. Williams, a United States Navy equipment operator who drowned when his D-8 tractor broke through the ice on January 6, 1956. Williams and other personnel were participants in the first Operation Deep Freeze, a U.S. military mission to build a permanent science research station at McMurdo Station in anticipation of the International Geophysical Year 1957–58


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USS GLACIER (AGB-4) Improved Wind class Icebreaker in USN service 1955 to 1966. She participated in 11 Deep Freeze operations for the USN. Later in USCG service 1966 to 1987

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