Every time the U.S. is facing the possibility of a foreign conflict, there are those who say the U.S. military can’t fight in the desert, jungle, or in the cold weather. That simply isn’t true.  The US is such a big country that our military can train to fight in all three conditions.  We have deserts, hot, steaming jungles, and plenty of snow.  These pictures prove the point that our military can live and fight in extremely cold climates.  In this case, the winter snows of Poland, Latvia, Korea, and of course, Alaska.


U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a C-17 Globemaster III for de-icing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 7, 2022. Mobility Airmen consistently train to execute agile combat employment concepts, to strengthen the DoD’s scheme of maneuver and lethality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Parker)