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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.

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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?
Too loud for you to hear?
There are some tips you can use to prevent exposure to hazardous noise levels recreationally and occupationally.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Learn how to recognize and prevent eye problems associated with extended computer monitor use.
Spring forward, but don't miss out on sleep!
Don’t lose sleep when you spring forward. Get ready to change to Daylight Saving Time.

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