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A Little Background on DYE 2

DYE Station #2 in Greenland was a pivotal part of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line, a network established during the Cold War to provide early detection of airborne threats. Housed within a 60-foot geodesic dome and equipped with a long-range radar, it was operational beginning in 1958. The station was regularly supplied and crewed by the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard via C-130 aircraft.

While primarily serving as a defense outpost, DYE Station #2 also contributed to meteorological research, collecting valuable data over three decades. By the late 1980s, advancements in technology and the collapse of the Soviet Union led to the abandonment of these stations. DYE Station #2 was evacuated in 1988 and left to deteriorate in the Arctic environment, marking the end of its dual role in military defense and scientific observation.

Our teams have moved on from DYE 2, but it remains a fascinating spot rich with history. Both groups were able to have the incredible experience of exploring and learning about its significant role during the Cold War and the valuable scientific research conducted there.

Both teams did well today, each progressing around 12 miles. The weather was a bit cloudy on and off with light winds.

Thanks for following along! Check out some photos below from previous expeditions on their exploration of DYE 2.


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