Members of the 435th Contingency Response Squadron conduct a landing zone survey at Jan Mayen Airfield, Norway, Nov. 19, 2019. While in Norway, the 435th CRS survey team assessed runway surfaces, obstructions and firing capes. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Kyle Yeager)

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

United States airmen ventured north to the island of Jan Mayen in the Norwegian Sea in November to survey the isolated island's airfield.

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