Heat Illness Prevention & Sun Safety 

Soldier walking in the heatLeaders and soldiers should understand that sun safety and the prevention of heat injuries are vital to sustaining combat power. Leaders must continually be aware of the condition of their soldiers and be especially alert for signs and symptoms of heat and sun injuries. Prevention, early detection, and immediate treatment are the leader initiatives through which heat and sun injuries should be managed in the field.



Heat-Related Illness Prevention

Information on the prevention of heat illness.

Sun Safety

Sunburn is the most common UV-related injury from sunlight exposure. In snow-covered areas Soldiers risk both sunburn and snow blindness, a brief painful swelling of the eye.