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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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Maui In The Arctic, An ICEX 2011 Update

Each year, the guys who build the camp come up with a theme for naming the huts. In 2007 they were named for Las Vegas casinos; in 2009 for famous submarines. This year, our buildings are named after tropical islands such as Oahu, Tahiti, Bali, and Fiji. So when I go to my hut to get some sleep, I’m not just headed to the bunk – I’m taking a trip to Maui.

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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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ICEX 2011: Gossett Arrives at Ice Camp

I made it to the ice camp today after two days of travelling. San Diego to Seattle to Anchorage to Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay to APLIS. A trip of several thousand miles with a temperature drop of over 90 degrees. This is my 27th time to the Arctic but I’ve never gotten used to the cold.

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ICEX 2011 Step 1: Build the Ice Camp

The ice camp is really taking shape. We have 9 of the 11 berthing huts built along with our two largest buildings – the Mess Hall and the Command Hut. The team on the ice has really done a terrific job to complete this much construction in a little over a week.

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ICEX: Thank You to All of Our New Friends

As the camp winds down, I want to take a postcard to talk about this experiment in social media. I think this has worked out well and, based on the number of new “friends” at the Arctic Submarine Laboratory Facebook page, we were able to reach a lot of people.

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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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