Check Out These Shots Of A C-17 Dropping Pararescuemen Over The Navy's Arctic Outpost 

The Navy’s multi-national arctic exercise known as ICEX is underway in the far north and the USAF is getting in on the action. A C-17 from the 249th Airlift Squadron dropped 10 Pararescuemen from the 212th Rescue Squadron and two Alaska Army National Guard soldiers, along with 9,500 pounds of supplies, into the…

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Apache Attack Helicopters Get Skis And Crew Survial Pods For Arctic Combat

The Pentagon is realizing that fighting in the frigid north may be more of a possibility than ever as Russia prepares its forces for sustained arctic operations. Now a handful of the US Army’s attack helicopters are getting optimized for this scenario, receiving skis, a pilot survival pod and being tested to see how…

Russian Soldiers Go Native For Arctic Ops Using Reindeer And Dogsleds 

Russia has big designs on the Arctic. Its forces have been very active in the inhospitable region over the last few years, showing off their high-tech gear and ability to deploy rapidly to the harsh environment. Now it appears they are also preparing to operate on the other end of the spectrum, taking up local nomadic…

Army Sends Stryker Armored Vehicles To Arctic Circle For The First Time

We have heard about Russia’s relentless exercises and military buildup in the Arctic over the last year and a half, but the U.S. Army may now be beginning to follow suit. Under exercise Arctic Pegasus, the Army has sent Stryker armored combat vehicles to an outpost well within the Arctic Circle for the first time.