The USMC Laughs At Your Puny Snow, South Korea:

The thought of wrestling bare-chested in the snow-covered wilderness with your mates wouldn’t cross many people as a great way to spend a winter’s afternoon, but a unit of marines couldn’t wait to cover themselves in the white stuff during an exercise in South Korea.
U.S. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary force, deployed from Okinawa, Japan, larked about with a unit of South Korean marines while they took a quick break from a set of gruelling endurance drills in Pyeongchang-gun.


The troops were in the region to hone their skills, in temperatures below minutes 20 degrees Celsius, under a scenario where they must defend the country from a possible attack from North Korea.

The revealing images were captured by photographer Chung Sung-Jun and show the men marching around the wilderness in perfect formation, wearing just boots, combat trousers and woolly hats.

The marines are later seen embarking on skis, as they cross the frozen terrain, often carrying a large pack and holding rifles. In a number of the images the elite troops are barely visible as they use their camouflage to hide in the snow.

This is a first for the top story in the news roundup: I have nothing to add. Except… I hate the cold. And snow. And winter.

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