Predicting the Energy Costs of Dismounted Movements over Snow

Research Paper Title Terrain coefficients for predicting energy costs of walking over snow. Background Predicting the energy costs of human travel over snow can be of significant value to the military and other agencies planning work efforts when snow is present. The ability to quantify, and predict, those costs can help planners determine if snow… Read More

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The Siege of Stalingrad: How Clothing Caused The German War Machine’s First Major Defeat

At the height of World War II, the Nazi-led German military seemed near-unstoppable. The army advanced where it wished, and took land, where it wished, and by July of 1942, the battle for Stalingrad began. The city of Stalingrad was a major prize to be had, and Hitler had his sights fixed on the city;… Read More

British Army’s First Cold Weather Instructor Course

Led by extreme weather warfare specialists from the Royal Marines, the training package will be delivered in two phases and has been designed to help the Army meet the challenges of deployments such as Op Cabrit in Poland and Estonia. Capel Curig will host a 14-day mountain training stage in October 2019, when 30 soldiers… Read More

Morbidity of Cold Injury: Learning Lessons from the Falklands Conflict of 1982

Research Paper Title Lessons from history: morbidity of cold injury in the Royal Marines during the Falklands Conflict of 1982. Background Environmental conditions in the Falklands Conflict of 1982 favoured the genesis of cold injuries. Immediately, post-war, cold injury morbidity and its contributory factors were assessed in personnel of UK 3 Commando Brigade (3 Cdo… Read More

5 Tips for Weathering an Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp in Winter

If your upcoming fitness boot camp is going to take place outdoors during the fall or winter months, you may be dealing with factors that can affect your safety and well-being including low temperatures, inclement conditions, and drier air. Do not miss these essential cold-weather fitness safety tips: Warm Up (Literally) All proper fitness boot… Read More

Cold Injuries: Knowledge & Preventative Strategies

Research Paper Title Cold Injuries in Contemporary Conflict. Background To describe the cases of cold injury sustained during the most recent winter operational tour of Afghanistan, Op HERRICK 15. Methods Retrospective review of all notified British military cases of cold injury sustained between 01 October 2011 and 30 March 2012 recorded by the UK Medical… Read More

Cold Weather Injuries in US Military Personnel 2008-2013

Research Paper Title Cold Weather Injuries, Active and Reserve Components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2008-June 2013. Abstract From July 2012 through June 2013, the number of active and reserve component service members treated for cold injuries (n=479) was the lowest of the last five cold seasons (2008-2013). Over the last five years hypothermia was the… Read More