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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

A “natural” way to recover
If you’re in any stage of a recovery process (physical, mental, or spiritual) it may be helpful to get outside and spend some time in nature.
Noise pollution and hearing loss
Helicopter propellers, jet engines, explosions, moving vehicles, gunfire, and more—all sources of noise pollution that troops may experience in the line of duty—can affect your hearing.
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.

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