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Environment Resources


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.

Environment News

Can’t touch this!
Invasive species of plants may be growing in your back yard or along your ruck march. Know what to look for to prevent illness and injury.
Lyme disease: a “tick-ing” time bomb
If you plan on spending some time in the woods, whether it’s doing a PRT training run or taking a hike, consider taking some measure to protect against Lyme disease.
Tracking down snipers with smartphones
New smartphone technology may help Warfighters in combat track down snipers.
Introducing Operation Live Well – a DoD health campaign
DoD’s new Operation Live Well campaign is designed to make healthy living an easy option for service members.
Weapons testing for dummies
The military is looking for new ways to safely test non-lethal weapons and their potential for injury.

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