Higher temperatures and increased humidity can cause unseen hazards. Missions can suffer, vacations can be ruined, and lives can be endangered or lost.
Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness and can cause death or lead to permanent disability. About 2,800 troops suffered illnesses from dehydration to heat stroke last year; that number is 50 percent higher than it was five years ago!
Prevention starts with training. Follow the link below for guidance from the NYARNG Safety Office on how you can prevent heat injuries.
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National Guard.mil -- Thu, 02 Jul 2020 NY National Guard Soldier's WWI story told in digital comic LATHAM, N.Y. Sgt. Henry Johnson, the Albany resident whose World War I service in the New York National Guards 369th Infantry Regiment was recognized with the Medal of Honor almost a century... (more)
WRGB -- Mon, 29 Jun 2020 Community Hero: Staff Sergeant Sarah Silvernail Staff Sergeant Sarah Silvernail, 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard was nominated by her dad who shared that Sarahs latest mission was performing COVID 19 testing at the testing... (more)
Times Union -- Mon, 29 Jun 2020 Duty Calls: Officer in Kuwait gets to see his new child via smartphone: Major in Kuwait saw scene of birth via home security system, phone Even though New York Army National Guard Maj. Michael C. Costello of Guilderland was on duty 6,128 miles from home, he didn't miss seeing his new daughter right after she was born. The 42nd... (more)