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Information on surviving and performing in hot environments.


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


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.


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


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


Information on surviving and performing in hot environments.


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Prevent altitude sickness
Altitude sickness can affect your performance. Learn about what happens to your body and how to look for warning signs.

Environment News

Army app predicts altitude sickness
Learn how a new app can help leaders predict and plan around the likelihood of Soldiers experiencing acute mountain sickness.
Celebrate Mother’s Day
Celebrate Mother’s Day wherever you’re serving—at home or abroad.
Spring allergies? Or just a cold?
If you have a cold, you need to avoid infecting others. If you have allergies brought on by spring pollen, there are other things you can do to help.
Protective eyewear could prevent injuries
Blast shockwaves can seriously damage eyes, but immediate treatment could aid healing. Learn more about protecting your eyesight.
Winter dehydration
Heading out into the cold? Remember to stay hydrated!

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