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Thule AB hosts annual Armed Forces Day

Thule Air Base, Greenland, Armed Forces Day

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland -- The Armed Forces Day activities, hosted by Thule Air Base, Greenland, March 30-April 1, 2018, is an annual tradition between the United States, Denmark, Greenland and Canada. During the celebration, members of Thule AB took dogsled, helicopter and snowmobile rides, as well as participated in traditional Greenlandic sports including snow shoe races, sledge jump, high kick and long jump, and were able to purchase traditional Greenlandic crafts. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Thule Air Base, Greenland, Armed Forces Day

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland -- Thule Air Base, Greenland, hosted Armed Forces Day activities March 30-April 1, 2018, an annual tradition between the United States, Denmark, Greenland and Canada. The weekend's highlight is the dog sled team race where local hunters competed for fastest sled honors. This year's winner completed a six-mile trek over the sea ice in just over 30 minutes. "It was a once in a lifetime event," said Master Sgt. Herman Brown, 821st Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Thule Air Base, Greenland, Armed Forces Day

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland -- Thule Air Base, Greenland, hosted Armed Forces Day activities March 30-April 1, 2018, an annual tradition between the United States, Denmark, Greenland and Canada. More than 60 Greenlanders from the local communities came to visit the base, some of whom made the 70-mile trip by helicopter, while others took a three-day journey via dog sled team across the Greenlandic Ice Cap, braving windchills as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Thule Air Base, Greenland, Armed Forces Day

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland -- Armed Forces Day activities, hosted by Thule Air Base, Greenland, March 30-April 1, 2018, is an annual tradition between the United States, Denmark, Greenland and Canada. The weekend's highlight was the dog sled team race where local hunters competed for fastest sled honors. This year's winner completed a six-mile trek over the sea ice in just over 30 minutes. "It was a once in a lifetime event," said Master Sgt. Herman Brown, 821st Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Thule Air Base, Greenland, Armed Forces Day

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland -- March 30-April 1, 2018 is when Thule Air Base, Greenland, hosted Armed Forces Day activities, an annual tradition between the United States, Denmark, Greenland and Canada. At this event, more than 60 Greenlanders from local communities visited Thule AB. Some took a dog sled team for a three-day trip across the Greenlandic Ice Cap through -40 degree Fahrenheit windchills to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo)