A student in the Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 18-04 participates in cold-water immersion training as part of the course training Feb. 14, 2018, at Fort McCoy, Wis.

U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.

Marines plunge into cold water to test extreme winter skills

March 21, 2018 - 11:51 am

Washington, D.C. and the East Coast are currently being hit by Nor'easter four, causing government offices to close and burying this poor Bald Eagle:

As veterans, you've probably had some cool training. But have you ever had trained for extreme cold weather environments?

Last month, more than 120 U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. participated in exercise Frozen Badger at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. During that time, they took the Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC), which included cold water immersion. Here's a video about what happens to the body when it goes into cold shock.