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Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica (JTF-SFA)

Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica (Operation DEEP FREEZE) provides logistics and support for the U.S. Antarctic Program; oversees the activities of U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command, Navy, and Coast Guard personnel who participate in the USAP.

Refer to the Basic Operations Order (also referred to as the Basic Plan) and accompanying JTF-SFA Operations Order (OPORD) Annex documents below for details on Operation DEEP FREEZE (ODF): 

Basic Operations Order Link to PDF file (2011-2012 Antarctic Season)

Annex A Link to PDF file (Tasked Organizations)

Annex C Link to PDF file (Operations)

Annex D Link to PDF file (Logistics)

Annex E Link to PDF file (Manpower and Personnel)

Annex F Link to PDF file (Public Affairs)

Annex H Link to PDF file (Meteorological and Oceanographic Operations)

Annex J Link to PDF file (Command Relationships)

Annex K  Link to PDF file (Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems)

Annex M Link to PDF file (Geospacial Information and Services)

Annex Q Link to PDF file (Medical)

Annex R Link to PDF file (Reports)

Annex X Link to PDF file (Glossary)

Annex Y Link to PDF file (Safety)

Annex Z Link to PDF file (Distribution)

For questions about JTF-SFA, contact JTF-SFA Superintendent, Operations and Plans


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