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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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Brace yourself for winter
Well, winter may actually already be here, depending where you are, so make sure you’re prepared in case of a winter weather emergency.
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Environment News

Winter-workout tips
Make sure you’re prepared for exercising in the cold weather. Learn more.
Help reduce food waste
Roughly 40% of food in the U.S. goes uneaten. Learn how to cut down on food loss and waste.
Brace yourself for winter
Well, winter may actually already be here, depending where you are, so make sure you’re prepared in case of a winter weather emergency.
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?

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