U.S. Marines train in the Arctic
Breaking the ice
1st Lt. Nicholas Patistas attempts to break the ice during cold-weather training in Norway.
A U.K. Royal Commando mountain leader starts a fire while demonstrating survival techniques.
Hope it's not Dasher or Dancer...
Per Eira, a local Sami tribesman, prepares to skin a reindeer.
Man's best friend
Capt. Robert Mortenson, a company commander, pets a Norwegian search-and-rescue dog.
Cpl. Kevin Cabana, an antitank missileman, conducts a routine patrol during cold-weather training.
In his sights
Lance Cpl. Evan George, a mortarman, keeps watch during a patrol.
The next move
Cpl. Thomas Powers, a fire team leader, left, talks strategy with Cpl. Greggory Williams, a machinegunner, while on patrol.
Hidden in the snow
A Marine with Black Sea Rotational Force maintains cover while training his sights on an "enemy" target.
On the move
Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force march to their final position during the final exercise of cold-weather training.
Make the call
Capt. Jonathan Blankenship, a company commander, gives a progress update.
A meal for Marines
Lance Cpl. Quentin Yates eats reindeer liver during Arctic training.
Marines with the Black Sea Rotational Force treck to a position in northern Norway.
Keepers of the flame
Marines with the Black Sea Rotational Force keep warm during Arctic training.