The U.S. Navy’s ICEX, or Ice Exercise, is a biennial exercise conducted above the Arctic Circle in cooperation with other branches of the military, government agencies, allied partners, private organizations and academic institutions.
On March 25, we announced all primary objectives for ICEX 2016 had been met and the breakdown of Ice Camp Sargo was underway.
Watch this video to learn more about ICEX 2016.
Two Los Angeles-class submarines arrived at Ice Camp Sargo, March 14, as part of ICEX 2016 to conduct multiple arctic transits, a North Pole surfacing, scientific data collection and other training evolutions during their time in the region.
“Submarine operations as part of ICEX provide the necessary training to maintain a working knowledge of an extremely challenging region that is very different than any other ocean in the world.”
Cmdr. Scott Luers
Ice camp officer-in-tactical-command
Deputy director of operations for Commander Submarine Forces in Norfolk
Submarines have conducted under-ice operations in the Arctic region for more than 50 years.
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