847 NAS Joined by Apaches in Norway

February 21, 2019 – Aircrew and engineers from 847 Naval Air Squadron have found a new friend in the deep freeze of the Arctic Circle after training with Apache attack helicopters. The Wildcat helicopter squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton have been in Norway since January as part of the annual Exercise Clockwork. It is the first time the Apaches, of 4 Regiment Army Air Corps’ 656 Squadron, have worked in the region and their six weeks at Bardufoss air station gave 847 NAS the chance to test…

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Harry S Truman Strike Group Enters Arctic, Prepares for NATO Exercise

October 19, 2018 – For the first time in nearly 30 years, a U.S. aircraft carrier crossed the Arctic Circle Oct. 19 to conduct operations in the Norwegian Sea. Accompanied by select ships from Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG-8), the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) traveled north to demonstrate the flexibility and toughness of U.S. naval forces through high-end warfare training with regional allies and partners. USS America (CV 66) was the last ship to operate in the area, participating in NATO exercise North Star in…

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Submarines USS Hartford, USS Connecticut Surface Together in the Arctic Circle

USS Hartford (SSN 768) and  USS Connecticut (SSN 22) both surfaced in the Arctic Circle March 10 during the multinational maritime Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 in the Arctic Circle north of Alaska. Both fast-attack submarines as well the UK Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant (S91), are participating in the biennial exercise in the Arctic to train and validate the warfighting capabilities of submarines in extreme cold-water conditions.  “From a military, geographic, and scientific perspective, the Arctic Ocean is truly unique, and remains one of the most challenging ocean environments on…

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