ICEX: Submarines and a Lot of Ice

The submarines have arrived in the Arctic, where the  U.S. Navy sent a bunch of team members to participate in an Arctic submarine exercise called ICEX. This involves team members setting up camp on an ice camp and blogging about it.

You can read the most recent posts made available on NavyLive, the service’s official blog.

The Submarines are Here

Maui in the Arctic

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About Julie Weckerlein

Julie Weckerlein is no stranger to the blogosphere. As a personal and professional blogger for the past 10 years, she further contributes to the internet as a web content manager for the Department of Defense. She's also an Air Force Reserve public affairs non-commissioned officer after a nine-year active duty career with assignments in Germany, Italy and the Pentagon, and a deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat correspondent for the Air Force News Service. Her affinity for science media started with her first magazine subscription to Ranger Rick at age 9 and she's never lost her excitement for the cool things happening in the world of science.
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    It looks like a bus moving on a road. I know about the ships getting into trouble due to ice, but is there going to be any problem to the submarines?

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    Type your comment here.I think what looks like a “road” is the path the submarine had already plowed through the ice. We intentionally surfaced NEW HAMPSHIRE through only a couple inches of relatively slushy ice. It waas not a problem to drive through. During the few hours they were surfaced, the submarine was not at risk of being frozen in place. If the opening had started to close, all they had to do was submerge – a luxury that other ships don’t have.

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    Wow this looks amazing. It’s great to be able to read about their experiences in the Arctic.