What It’s like at America’s Northernmost Military Base in Greenland

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Thule Air Base is the United States Air Force’s northernmost base, located 1,207 km (750 mile) north of the Arctic Circle and 1,524 km (947 mile) from the North Pole on the northwest coast of the island of Greenland. Thule Air Base is the US Armed Forces’ northernmost installation.

Thule’s arctic environment includes icebergs in North Star Bay, two islands (Saunders Island and Wolstenholme Island), a polar ice sheet, and Wolstenholme Fjord – the only place on Earth where four active glaciers join together.

Thule Air Base is home to the 21st Space Wing’s global network of sensors providing missile warning, space surveillance and space control to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).

Warning – it’s using the weird computer voice.