19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors

 

Troops don’t wait for perfect conditions to get things done, and combat ops and mission training don’t get canceled by winter weather.

Here are 19 pictures that will make you thankful to be indoors.

This picture of Air Force C-130s landing on an icy runway to deliver troops:

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Photo: U.S. Army

These soldiers digging out a vehicle stuck in the snow in Zabul province, Afghanistan:

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Photo: U.S. Navy

These soldiers scaling a cliff with spiked boots and climbing gear:

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This soldier pitching a tent in sub-zero temperatures:

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Photo: U.S. Air Force

 … and his brothers who keep him company:

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… while a few pull sentry duty:

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Photo: USMC

These flight deck sailors waiting on jets to return:

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Photo: U.S. Navy

… while others huddle around the catapult steam to keep warm:

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This Army rifleman providing security in the snow:

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Photo: U.S. Army

These Marines braving a snow storm on patrol:

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Photo: DVIDSHUB

Or this soldier standing guard in the village of Marzak, Afghanistan:

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Photo: U.S. Army

These Marine Corps officer candidates marching through a snow storm while carrying close to their equivalent in weight:

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Photo: USMC

This airman at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan working on a C-130 during snow fall:

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Photo: DVIDSHUB

… while this soldier on the other side of the base clears the snow from a Chinook:

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Photo: DVIDSHUB

This sailor clearing the snow from the pier to make it easier to get in and out of his home — the USS Missouri:

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Photo: U.S. Navy

This sailor directing an E/F-18 Growler in the middle of a heavy snow storm:

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Photo: U.S. Navy

These guys shoveling snow off the flight deck:

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Photo: U.S. Navy

… while this Air Boss tries to get a snowball fight going:

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Photo: U.S. Navy

… and these Marines showing how moto they are with a little shirtless winter wonderland PT:

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Photo: Daily Mail

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