Navy SEALs demonstrate winter warfare capabilities during an exercise in Alaska.

SEAL candidates go through the Special Operations Forces Cold Weather Maritime Training Facility (SOFCWMTF) during the SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) course, which comes immediately after the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) selection process. They spend approximately a month in Alaska learning about arctic warfare, winter survival, and how to apply their skills in a winter environment.

SOFCWMTF is operated the Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Detachment Kodiak (NSWCDC-K)on Kodiak Island, Alaska.