Daily Photo: Navy Submarine Trains in the Arctic

By Kate Barrett

Mar 26, 2009 4:26pm

ABC News’ Kirit Radia Reports: Here’s a preview of an exciting story you’ll see soon, exclusively on ABC News’ ‘World News With Charles Gibson’.

ABC News correspondent David Kerley will report from aboard a US Navy submarine in the Arctic Circle that is participating in Ice Exercise, a training mission in the harsh Arctic environment. In the image below, we see the Navy submarine that has surfaced by busting through the ice.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/AP)

March 21, 2009 — The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Annapolis is on the surface of the Arctic Ocean after breaking through three feet of ice during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2009. Annapolis and the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Helena are participating in ICEX 2009. With the support from the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory, ICEX 2009 enables the Submarine Force to operate and train in the challenging and unique environment that characterizes the Arctic region.

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