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Farewell From the Arctic, ICEX 2011 Concludes

This is the 29th and FINAL blog post in a series about ICEX 2011 by Jeff Gossett, Arctic Submarine Laboratory’s ICEX 2011 Exercise Director written on March 30, 2011. The boats are gone and we will be soon. So what have we – the 27 full time occupants of Ice …

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ICEX is Nearing the End

This is the 26th blog post in a series about ICEX 2011 by Jeff Gossett, Arctic Submarine Laboratory’s ICEX 2011 Exercise Director written on March 28, 2011. Only one day to go until the camp ends.  There are a couple more tests we need to do.  Both boats need to …

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LTJG Ryan’s Deployment Begins in Kuwait

The following is the 5th post by NavyLive guest blogger, LTJG Jeff Ryan, who is now deployed with the 2515th Navy Air Ambulance Detachment. This certainly did not fit the Hollywood storyline of how a deployment begins. There was no band playing “Anchors Aweigh,” no manning of the rails as …

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How to Measure Ice Thickness at ICEX

This is the 22nd blog post in a series about ICEX 2011 by Jeff Gossett, Arctic Submarine Laboratory’s ICEX 2011 Exercise Director written on March 26, 2011. The submarines completed one of our scientific tests yesterday measuring ice thickness.  It has involved several different agencies all coming together for a …

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ICEX 2011: The Submarines Are Coming

This is the 6th blog post in a series about ICEX 2011 by Jeff Gossett, Arctic Submarine Laboratory’s ICEX 2011 Exercise Director written on March 14, 2011. The submarines are on their way to the ice camp – have been for a couple weeks.  Though we have no way of …

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Who’s at ICEX?

There are 27 of us who make up the basic staff here at APLIS.  As an overview, that breaks down into the following responsibilities: -A US Navy Captain who is the ICEX Officer in Tactical Command (OTC) with military authority over the camp and the submarines -An Exercise Director (myself), …

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