Marine Corps Cpl. Hayden Cook and Marine Corps Sgt. Austin Cook, aircraft ordnance technicians assigned to the Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 conduct preflight checks on F/A-18C Hornets during flight operations in preparation for Exercise Freezing Winds 23 at Tampere-Pirkkala Air Base, Finland, Nov. 20, 2023. Freezing Winds is a Finnish-led maritime exercise in which Marines assigned to Marine Rotational Force- Europe and U.S. Navy Forces Europe take part. The exercise aims to increase Finnish navy readiness and increase the interoperability of U.S., Finland and NATO partners and allies in and around the Baltic Sea.