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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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Lavender and stress reduction
Your sense of smell causes a variety of emotional responses. Can certain smells help you feel better?
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Environment News

Computer Vision Syndrome
Learn how to recognize and prevent eye problems associated with extended computer monitor use.
Assistive technology for total fitness
Returning injured service members to their highest level of function sometimes requires the use of “assistive technology.” Read about the many options available to today’s Warfighters.
Read this and then break a sweat
Before you curse the puddle of sweat at your feet after a workout or when you’re out in the heat, think about this: How much you sweat may be an indication of how fit you are.
Prevent home fires!
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.

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