U.S. Navy Conducts Ice Exercise 2009

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Paul Aguilar, of the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory, works with Pete Pehl, a member of the Applied Physics Laboratory dive team, to recover a torpedo from under the ice while participating in Ice Exercise 2009, Arctic Ocean, March 20, 2009. Two Los Angeles class submarines, the USS Helena and the USS Annapolis, will participate in the exercise with researchers from the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory and personnel from the Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory. ICEX is a two-week training exercise conducted about 200 miles off the north coast of Alaska, near Prudhoe Bay. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Gutierrez watches daily operations while maintaining communication with personnel at the command hut at the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station during Ice Exercise 2009 in the Arctic Ocean, March 20, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones
  • Personnel from the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station prepare to mine ice to bring back fresh water to the camp, Artic Ocean, March 20, 2009. Due to the extreme salt content of the water, ice mines, which are pockets of older ice where the salt has leeched out over time leaving fresh water, is a necessity to support the ice camp. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones
  • Personnel from the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station watch the aurora borealis light up the night sky over a temporary base camp set up on Arctic Ocean ice near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, March 21, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Roger Callahan and Lt. Huy Phun, the camp medic, discuss cold weather safety gear at the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station camp in the Arctic Ocean, March 21, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Zach Howe watches a depth gage aboard the USS Annapolis during a stationary ascent through approximately three feet of ice in the Arctic Ocean, March 21, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of Naval Operations, speaks with sailors assigned to the USS Annapolis while visiting the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station camp in the Arctic Ocean, March 21, 2009.
 U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of Naval Operations, speaks with personnel at the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station while touring the camp in the Arctic Ocean during Ice Exercise 2009, March 21, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones
  • U.S. Navy Capt. Greg Ott is the officer in tactical command of the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station camp in the Arctic Ocean during Ice Exercise 2009, Arctic Ocean, March 22, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones
  • A U.S. Navy lookout aboard the USS Annapolis stands watch from the bridge after breaking through three feet of ice while participating in Ice Exercise 2009, Arctic Ocean, March 22, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones
  • Members of the Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station clear ice from the hatch of the Los Angeles class submarine, USS Annapolis after the sub broke through the ice while participating in Ice Exercise 2009 in the Arctic Ocean, March 22, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones