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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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Train in the heat, perform at altitude?
Learn how training in the heat might help you prepare for performance at altitude.
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Environment News

The results are in: 2011 Health Related Behaviors Survey
The results from the 2011 DoD Health Related Behaviors Survey show that active duty service members excel in many areas with regard to their health, but there is still room for improvement.
Strong enough for a Warfighter, and made for a woman
Testing of new female body armor is taking place this summer. Changes to the design will decrease the total weight a female Warfighter carries.
Neck pain takes flight
Neck pain, especially for pilots, can be an occupational problem in the military. Addressing early symptoms of neck pain and certain exercises may help prevent chronic neck pain.
Chronic Multisymptom Illness: Environment to blame?
Veterans of Middle East deployment are experiencing health complications that have led doctors and other health professionals to investigate possible environmental causes.
Over-hydration: too much water hurts
Staying hydrated is essential, especially during physical exertion in the heat. But beware—too much water can be dangerous.

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