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Army MPs protect missile defense facility in subzero temps

Before the sub zero temperatures, before their feet began to numb with cold and before their breath cast an icy fog inside their up-armored Humvee, they were warm.

Back in a garage on the missile defense complex at Ft. Greeley, Alaska. That’s where Spc. Gabriel Ives and Spc. Ian Beers from the Alaska Army National Guard’s 49th Missile Defense Battalion, Military Police Company, had prepared for their shift, Dec. 6. They checked their weapons and clothing – two almost equal necessities when you’re securing a missile base near the Arctic Circle.