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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:

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: U.S. Army

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

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: U.S. Navy

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

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

This soldier pitching a tent in sub-zero temperatures:

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: U.S. Air Force

 … and his brothers who keep him company in the cold:

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

… while a few pull sentry duty:

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

These cold flight deck sailors waiting on jets to return:

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: U.S. Navy

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

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

This Army rifleman providing cold-weather security in the snow:

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: U.S. Army

These Marines braving a snow storm on patrol in the bitter cold:

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

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

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: U.S. Army

These Marine Corps officer candidates coping with the cold while carrying close to their equivalent in weight:

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

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

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

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

Cold soldier clearing snow off a Chinook
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:

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: U.S. Navy

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

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: U.S. Navy

These guys shoveling snow off the flight deck:

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: U.S. Navy

… while this Air Boss tries to make the best of the cold:

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: U.S. Navy

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

19 pictures of troops braving the cold that will make you thankful to be indoors
Photo: Daily Mail

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