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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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Running: indoors or outdoors?
Learn about the pros and cons of running indoors versus running outdoors, especially now that colder weather is coming on.

Environment News

Aquaman to the rescue!
Scientists hope to turn military divers into real life “Aquamen” with new technology designed to help them avoid some of the dangers associated with diving.
Virtual reality: game or treatment?
Virtual reality isn’t just for entertainment anymore—its applications include use by the military to treat symptoms of PTSD and other combat-related injuries.
Dehydration and cold weather
Avoid dehydration in cold weather.
New Functional Fitness Training Center at Fort Drum
A new center helps soldiers become strong and agile for deployment to both cold and mountainous conditions.
MHS highlights Total Force Fitness
July was the Military Health System’s “Total Fitness Month.” HPRC offers lots of resources to follow up on their recommendations for healthy living.

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