And at right you can see documentation by Cody Meyer that this photo has joined the infamous winterover photo collection in the main hallway.
Above, here is the official midwinters greeting card that got sent around to the rest of the Antarctic stations as well as the rest of us. NSF posted a special news feature about this long-standing tradition...
Barack Obama sent the traditional midwinters greeting letter from the White House.
And the 2010 winterovers are:
Derek Aboltins Ralf Bernard Auer Kevin Berck Johan (John F.) Booth Boyd W. Brown Ella R. Derbyshire Nathan M. Dyer Genevieve L. Ellison Ethan R. Good Ernie Gray Flint O. Hamblin Michelle (Shelby) Handlin
Rhiannon M. Henning David M. Holmes Dana (James D.) Hrubes Emanuel (Philipp E.) Jacobi Jeff King Debra S. Kolmodin Matthew W. Lee Ricardo A. Lopez Daniel M. Luong-Van Mel MacMahon Jason D. McDonald John M. Maloney
Timothy O. Markle Sheri A. McKeen Shaun Meehan Cody Lee Meyer Nicholas C. Morgan Suzanne M. O'Reilly Virgil E. Porterfield James C. Reaves Steffen Richter Joseph Romagnano Elizabeth Rose Raul S. Salinas, III
Chris Scadden Kelly C. Schermerhorn Francis A. Shiel Paul Smith Hung H. So Marc A. Stavale Kenn Taylor Deborah L. Travis (Townsend) James Travis, III Emily Wilson Randall Wilson
Sadly I must note here that physician assistant/nurse practitioner Emily Wilson passed away on 2 December 2016 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Here is her obituary (840 kb).
Here's the midwinter dinner menu, with an incredible border design by Matt Lee. The feast was held on Friday 18 June:this menu.
Above, another classic winter photo, this of the FEMC crew, courtesy of James Travis III. This photo WAS
taken near midwinter...Deb Travis clued me in that the windows were photoshopped in, as were Chuck and
Rico. Great photo!
From left to right: Ernie Gray (NPP Lead), David Holmes - Carpenter, James "Chuck"
Reeves - Safety, Shelby Handlin - UT Apprentice, Paul Smith - UT, Hung So - Elec-
trician, James Travis III - UT Foreman/FEMC Supervisor, Liz Rose - WO Planner,
Kevin Berck - Plumber, Christopher Scadden - NPP, Ricardo (Rico) Lopez - UT,
Randall Wilson - NPP. Not pictured: Debra Kolmodin - Facilities Engineer