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Optimal performance is critical in any environment—whether you’re working in extreme thermal conditions, performing at altitude, diving, or operating drones for long hours behind a computer screen. These conditions place exceptional demands on physical and mental fitness. If you can't find the answer to your Environment question in our resources, use our Ask the Expert button below to send us your question.

 

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Environment Resources

Heat

Information on surviving and performing in hot environments.

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Altitude

Information and awareness on policies, reports and guidelines for performing well in high altitude.

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Diving

All services in the Department of Defense have personnel actively involved in diving operations. This section will address the issues of how to approach, manage and prevent diving illness and injuries.

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Aerospace

Aviation manuals, training programs, and educational links across all branches of the military.

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Gear

Gear has to be up to performance challenges if Warfighers are to be well-protected in their environments.

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Cold

Information on surviving and performing in hot environments.

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Swimmers: Don’t hold your breath
What is hypoxic blackout and how can you prevent it?
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Environment News

Compression garments: Do they work?
Compression socks, sleeves, and other garments are popular among athletes, but do they actually increase performance and decrease recovery times?
Swimmers: Don’t hold your breath
What is hypoxic blackout and how can you prevent it?
Prevent altitude sickness
Altitude sickness can affect your performance. Learn about what happens to your body and how to look for warning signs.
Expired sunscreen: Is it safe?
Check the expiration date on your bottle of sunscreen before heading outdoors for summer fun.
Exercise and breathing in summer
Exercising outside on hot, humid summer days might do more harm than good. Find out how to beat the heat!

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