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Top enlisted: Military leaders need to help troops guard against heat injuries


Extreme heat has caused a rise in heat exhaustion and heat stroke incidents among active-duty service members over the last decade, according to a recent investigative report from NBC News. The outlet, citing military data, said there has been a 60% increase in heat injuries between 2008 and 2018, with at least 17 of those cases leading to troops' deaths. Looking for "signs of overheating or frostbite and all of these other things are inherent tasks that our leaders should be getting after," said Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell. more

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