Think you’re cold? Check out these 9 photos of troops in the snow


By J.G. Noll

Grab a mug of hot chocolate or a tumbler of coffee, crank up the heater or throw another log on the fire, and enjoy these photos of American service members taking on Mother Nature in the winter.

1. After an unexpected snowfall, this airman uses her ingenuity and scrapes off her car… with a wooden spoon.

(Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez/Released)

2. Even though the USS Bataan’s flight deck is covered in snow, the crew prepares to go underway.

(Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Zachariah Grabill/Released)

3. A crew chief carefully removes snow from a C-130J Super Hercules at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

(Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)

4. Soldiers at Fort Drum work to remove three feet of Lake Effect snowfall.

(Photo: DVIDS)

5. In Japan, a Navy builder sculpts a block of snow for the Sapporo Snow Festival.

(Photo: U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Weldin/Released)

6. A crashed plane rests in Alaska after its pilot was rescued by members of the Coast Guard.

(Photo: DVIDS)

6. Soldiers compete in a snowshoe challenge during PT.

(Photo: DVIDS)

7. Soldiers deployed to Kosovo compete against other service members in a sledding competition.

(Photo: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Adeline Witherspoon)

8. An Air Force civil engineer squadron clears a flightline in Idaho.

(Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier/Released)

9. A National Guardsman jumps over a Ukrainian stream during land navigation training.

(Photo: Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)