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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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Environment News

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!
Too sick to exercise?
Feeling under the weather? Find out when bed rest is best—or when it’s safe to sweat it out.
Chill out and keep moving!
You don’t have to hibernate during the colder months. Exercising in the cold takes a little extra planning to stay safe and comfortable.
Unmasking high-altitude training
Should you be using your Pro Mask for altitude training?

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