Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

I came across some wintertime military photographs that looked like lost frames from the Battle of Hoth, in The Empire Strikes Back. So much, in fact, that I couldn't resist adding some laser gun turrets and AT-ATs. Check them out and post your mashups in the comments.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back


A U.S. Air Force airman defrosts a C-130J Super Hercules at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Senior Airman Kayla Newman/U.S. Air Force

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Senior Airman Kayla Newman/U.S. Air Force


U.S. Soldier from 56th Engineer Company spreads water to thicken a path of the Tanana River's frozen surface during an ice-bridge construction project in Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Staff Sgt. Matthew Winstead/U.S. Army


U.S. special operations forces (USSOF) personnel wade into the snow-covered village of Cabalaq, Afghanistan, during a personnel recovery mission.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Cpl Kyle McNally/U.S. Marine Corps


Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS) conducting live firing break contact drills on the Setermoen exercise areas, Norway.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Royal Marines


South Korean soldiers standing guard on a peak near the North Korean border.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Republic of Korea Armed Forces


Cold weather training of Republic of Korea Army Special Warfare Force.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Republic of Korea Armed Forces


U.S. soldiers make their way through knee-deep snow, during a patrol in Chamkani district, Paktiya province, Afghanistan.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Spc. Anderson Savoy/U.S. Army


Paratroopers climb over a hill in order to secure an airfield near Fort Carson's Camp Red Devil training area.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Sgt. Terrance Payton, 3rd BCT Public Affairs, 82nd ABN Div/U.S. Army


Afghan National Army commandos patrol Khakrez district, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Jonathan Hudson/U.S. Army


Two crew members keep watch on the rear ramp of a CH-47 Chinook while flying over the mountains in the Khas Uruzgan district of Afghanistan.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Sgt. Jessi Ann McCormick/U.S. Army


South Korean soldiers standing guard.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Republic of Korea Armed Forces


The attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) submerging under the ice at the Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin O'Brien/U.S. Navy


Royal Marines with the Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS) conducting Ski-Doo driving drills on the Asegarden exercise areas, Norway.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: PO (Phot) Sean Clees/Royal Marines

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: PO (Phot) Sean Clees/Royal Marines


Runway clearance vehicles keeping RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire operational.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Cpl Andrew Seaward/RAF


A U.S. Special Forces officer waits for helicopters to arrive after a clearing operation in Jafare Sufla, Shah Joy district, Zabul province, Afghanistan.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Pfc. David Devich/U.S. Army


Marines patrol through strong winds and heavy snow in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Pfc. Kasey Peacock/U.S. Marine Corps


Okay, this is not a winter scene, but you know why has to be here: a soldier in Afghanistan watches as a Tarantula-Hawk (T-Hawk) remote piloted air system (RPAS) hovers over the desert during an operation.

Real military images feel like lost frames from The Empire Strikes Back

Photo: Captain Dave Scammell/UK Armed Forces

Now it's your turn. Post your mashups in the comments and we will feature the best of them.


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