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Polar Bear Plunge at the Top of the World

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland –With icebergs floating in the distance, Airmen from the 12th Space Warning Squadron brave the frigid water in the annual Thule polar bear plunge Aug. 15, 2015. The traditional plunge into North Star Bay is held each summer when the bay is not frozen, and while Thule is experiencing 24 hours of light each day. Thule is one of the six installations operated by the 21st Space Wing, and is located 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Brady)

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland –With icebergs floating in the distance, Airmen from the 12th Space Warning Squadron brave the frigid water in the annual Thule polar bear plunge Aug. 15, 2015. The traditional plunge into North Star Bay is held each summer when the bay is not frozen, and while Thule is experiencing 24 hours of light each day. Thule is one of the six installations operated by the 21st Space Wing, and is located 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Brady)

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – Merlin Yoder (left), a pilot with Dynamic Aviation, and 2nd Lt. Nathan Briggs, 12th Space Warning Squadron crew commander and chief of maintenance, toast traditional Danish bread over a bonfire Aug. 15 following the polar bear plunge. Dozens of Airmen, contractors and temporary duty personnel braved the frigid water in the annual dip into North Star Bay. Thule is one of the six installations operated by the 21st Space Wing, and is located 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Brady)

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – Merlin Yoder (left), a pilot with Dynamic Aviation, and 2nd Lt. Nathan Briggs, 12th Space Warning Squadron crew commander and chief of maintenance, toast traditional Danish bread over a bonfire Aug. 15 following the polar bear plunge. Dozens of Airmen, contractors and temporary duty personnel braved the frigid water in the annual dip into North Star Bay. Thule is one of the six installations operated by the 21st Space Wing, and is located 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Brady)

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