An LC-130 taking off from Summit Station. Photo: Todd Valentic

CAMP SUMMIT, Greenland — Air National Guard aircrew members utilize a jet-assisted takeoff from Camp Summit in April 2003. The ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules is assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing. JATO provides a few extra knots of speed to pull the aircraft’s nose up from skiways on the Greenland ice sheet. (Courtesy photo by Dr. Todd Valentic)