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Maine Senator Joins Arctic Excursion With Navy
03/21/2014 4:20 PM ET  

U.S. Senator Angus King of Maine is bundling up for a military excursion to the Arctic.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) _ King will be aboard with the Navy this weekend as it tests combat systems in the frigid Arctic Ocean. The senator said the trip will help him make better decisions in Congress through his position on the Armed Services Committee.

King said he will tour the Navy's ice camp built by the Arctic Submarine Laboratory. He will also board a submarine and observe training exercises.

The U.S. said the Arctic is a region important to national security. The Navy trains in the challenging environment every three years to test combat readiness.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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