Program Updates
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Program Updates

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
Six Mile, LLC 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

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) assumes all medical responsibilities, including Physical Qualifications (PQ). Direct PQ questions to or (855) 300-9704.

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.

ASC Travel books all tickets.