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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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Blue light’s bright and dark sides
What is “blue light,” and how does it affect you?

Environment News

What is “Total Force Fitness”?
Do you know what “Total Force Fitness” is? It’s a Department of Defense model for building and maintaining health, wellness, and resilience.
Antibacterial soaps – beneficial or not?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to revise their guidelines for the use and production of antibacterial soaps
A holistic approach to performance
Check out the customizable “One Shot One Kill” (OSOK) performance enhancement program to jumpstart your performance.
Sub terra firma
Combat training is moving underground. New tactics—and, potentially, new doctrine—are being developed to help troops perform in underground environments where enemies could hide.
One small step for man, one giant leap for lower-limb amputees
Thought-controlled bionic technology previously only available for arms now exists for legs. The once-farfetched idea of a bionic man is becoming a reality.

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