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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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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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Environment News

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!
Distraction-free driving and your teen
As a parent, make sure your teen drives safely and distraction-free this summer.
Homemade fitness
Your gym workout can be expensive and time-consuming. Use household items to exercise in the comfort of your own home—at little or no cost.
Train in the heat, perform at altitude?
Learn how training in the heat might help you prepare for performance at altitude.
Blisters: Sock it to ‘em
Get off on the right foot! Learn how to prevent blisters.

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