Program Updates
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Program Updates

August 30, 2012


June 1, 2012

New Contractor
Leidos is the prime contractor supporting the U.S. Antarctic Program with several teammates. Together the support contract is known as the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC).

Antarctic Support Contract (ASC)
Leidos ASC Program Management, Science Planning
Best Recycling Waste
DAMCO Cargo, Port Hueneme Operations, Punta Arenas Operations
Gana-A'Yoo (GSC) Housing, Food and Beverage, Recreation, Retail, Post Office
GHG Corporation IT and Communications
PAE Infrastructure and Operations, Transportation and Logistics
PAE New Zealand Christchurch Operations
Kratos/SecureInfo Information Security
University of Texas Medical Branch Medical, Dental, Psych PQs; Telemedicine

Denver remains the headquarters; phone numbers and emails remain the same for the most part.

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) has assumed all medical responsibilities, including Physical Qualifications (PQ). PQ questions can be directed to or (855) 300-9704.

As of this writing, QANTAS no longer services the Los Angeles - Auckland route. Be prepared to fly through Australia.

Punta Arenas

  • DAMCO is the new agent in Punta Arenas, replacing AGUNSA.
  • The Chilean entrance fee is increased from $140.00 to $160.00 U.S. currency.

All tickets will be booked by ASC Travel.