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It’s the U.S. Navy’s ICEX 18, and they’re motto is Serving Silently Beneath the Ice.
There’s something under the ice of Alaska’s Beaufort Sea, the Undersea Warfighting Development Center Arctic Submarine Laboratory (UWDC ASL), the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation, and even the British empire’s Queen’s Royal Navy are spending a lot of time there.
Video of something breaking through the ICEX 18:
Video explaining how Ice Camp Skate location was chosen:
U.S. Navy’s ICEX is part of a larger operation known as Arctic Edge, which includes the U.S. Army’s Arctic Pegasus and National Guard’s Arctic Eagle 18.
Another video explaining how Ice Camp Skate location was chosen:
Video of Alaska National Guard air supply drop mission as part of operation Arctic Edge:
Arctic Eagle 2018: WYOMING INVADES ALASKA!