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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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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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