Cold Injury Prevention 

Soldier in cold weatherLeaders and soldiers should understand that prevention of cold injuries is vital to sustaining combat power. In cold environments, leaders must continually be aware of the condition of their soldiers and be especially alert for signs and symptoms of cold injuries. Prevention, early detection, and immediate evacuation are the leader initiatives through which cold injuries should be managed in the field.






Cold Weather Casualties and Injuries

Prevention of cold weather casualties and injuries can be accomplished through the proper use of cold weather clothing, maintaining adequate hydration and ensuring nutritional requirements are met.