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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

Don’t get “computer eyes”
Take regular breaks and adjust your computer environment to prevent eye strain and enhance performance.
Tips for G-TIP
Flying under G-forces? Here are tips you can use to improve your G-tolerance during flight.
Aviation and hypoxia
Hypoxia in aviation is a real threat. Learn the signs and symptoms to recognize it.
Decompression sickness
Decompression sickness can happen at altitude with loss of pressure. Know the symptoms.
The foundations of Total Force Fitness
Get back to basics with the foundations of Total Force Fitness: health, resilience, and performance optimization. What are they and how do they go together?

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