Heat Illness Prevention & Sun Safety

Last Updated: July 31, 2018
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Soldier in desert

‚ÄčLeaders 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.