What is the Cold Weather Survival Course (CWSC)?

Introduction The Cold Weather Survival Course (CWSC) is an all-encompassing and demanding training programme that introduces personnel to the important skills of survival, moving, and fighting in an Arctic environment. It is delivered by the Royal Marines cold weather experts. The Arctic is an environment that is brutal and can easily kill if you are… Read More


Does MBW Have Utility in Evaluating Exposure-Related Airways Disease in Symptomatic Military Personnel following Deployment to Austere Environments?

Research Paper Title Multiple breath washout: A non-invasive tool for identifying lung disease in symptomatic military deployers. Background Military deployments to austere environments since 09 November 2001 may put “deployers” at risk for respiratory disease. Sensitive, non-invasive tools for detecting large and small airways injury are needed to identify early disease and help inform management… Read More

ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine & Myopericarditis

Research Paper Title A Case Series of Smallpox Vaccination-Associated Myopericarditis: Effects on Safety and Readiness of the Active Duty Soldier. Abstract Myopericarditis following smallpox vaccination is a documented side effect with increasing incidence since re-establishing mandatory vaccination for deploying military personnel. After the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine replaced the Dryvax smallpox vaccine, the rate of myopericarditis… Read More