Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 conduct flight familiarization over Fort McCoy, Wis., during Ullr Shield, Jan. 19, 2018.

There’s nothing like training in a warm, comfortable environment, perhaps with beaches and palm trees.

And then there’s training at Fort McCoy.

In January.

Hundreds of Marines, however, made the trip to the base earlier this month in Wisconsin for the 2nd Marine Air Wing’s Ullr Shield, which was designed to improve their capabilities in extreme cold-weather environments, according to the Marine Corps.

What better place to practice keeping an Osprey from icing over, taking a dip in a iced-over lake and firing a M2 .50-caliber?

What better place just to get cold?

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