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A sailor assigned to Los Angeles-class submarine USS Hampton (SSN-767), clears ice away from the boat's sail to allow for surface entry during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016.
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ARCTIC CIRCLE (March 15, 2016) A sailor assigned to Los Angeles-class submarine USS Hampton (SSN-767), clears ice away from the boat's sail to allow for surface entry during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. ICEX 2016 is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region. ICEX 2016 allows the U.S. Navy to assess operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic Environment, and develop partnerships and collaborative efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Thompson/Released)

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