ICEX 2018: Proving Ground for Submarine Arctic Operability and Warfighting

Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 is underway in the Arctic Ocean. The five-week biennial exercise allows us to assess our operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience there, advance understanding of the Arctic environment and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations. During ICEX 2018, the Seawolf-class fast attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN …

10 Things to Know about U.S. Navy Submarines

Happy birthday to our Silent Service! 117 years ago today, John Holland sold the 64-ton submersible Holland VI to the Navy, marking the beginning of our submarine force. Several months later, the submarine was commissioned as USS Holland (SS 1).     Here’s a look at how submarines have continuously adapted in both quantity and …