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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

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Preventing home fires is everyone’s fight. Learn how.
Prepare to “fall back” gently
Daylight Savings Time changes to Standard Time the first weekend in November! Be ready with a plan to stay fit despite darker mornings and evenings.
Why did the Chikungunya cross the road?
Cases of a mosquito-borne virus, new to the western hemisphere, have been reported in the Caribbean and recently in the U.S. Read more about this virus, where it came from and how to avoid being exposed.
E-cigarettes spark new research
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposes sweeping new regulations on the multibillion-dollar e-cigarette industry and has asked for more research on the long-term health effects of these products.
How does air pollution affect physical performance?
It is known that exposure to air pollutants during exercise may affect your health and performance, but what can you do about it?

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