13 Mar '18, 11pm

Alaska Guardsmen conduct operations in frozen Beaufort Sea

Alaska Guardsmen conduct operations in frozen Beaufort Sea

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - More than 50 Alaska National Guard members are supporting the U.S. Navy's Ice Exercise several hundred miles north of the Alaskan coastline. The training is linked to the Alaska National Guard's Arctic Eagle 2018, a statewide exercise involving national, state and local agencies designed to provide opportunities for participants to conduct sustained operations in arctic conditions. ICEX 2018, which began March 7, is a five-week exercise that allows the U.S. Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations. Alaska Army National Guard members with 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, began preparation for the exercise by outfitting three UH-60 Black Ha...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/201978/

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