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Subject: OPERATIONS IN DESERT HEAT  1 APR 91                             

Unit: 1ST ID      

Parent  Organization: VII  CORPS  

Box ID: BX001043

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                                                 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                                                 lst Infantry Division (Ml
                                                 Operation Desert Storm
                                                   APO NEW YORI( 09316'
                            WASSAA                                                 I hPR St


                            MEMORANDUM FOR ALL COMMANDERS

                            SUBJECT: Operations in Desert Heat


                            1. I am concerned about two issues - affect Of heat on 50ldl@5
                            and effect of heat and environmental conditions on aviation o   0ation
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                            2. As the desert heat rises, the chances of heat injury to our
                            soldiers increase. Expect leaders at all levels to enforce water
                            intake. Also want leaders to strictly follow preventive medicine
                            measures (PMM) against heat. All commanders should monitor heat
                            conditions in their immediate area using the wet bulb globe
                            temperature (WBGT) index for work/rest cycles.      s will su
                            training and nonessential activities when WBGT reaches an td@     of
                                           le d sanita Ion                edical of icer to get
                            WBGT and institute appropriate PMM.

                            3. Aviation assets of the Division have preformed magnificently
                            during all pha5e5 of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. As the
                            temperatures start to rise, additional danger5 also arise that need
                            reiteration at all levels. With the increase in temperatures and
 even more important
                            to review the existing procedures and policies that have enabled us
                            to safely conduct our Mission.

                            4. Premission planning is the key to successful and safe
                            operations: we must continue to adhere strictly to the Performance
                            Planning Card (PPC) and risk assessment procedures. The insurance
                            policy for each helicopter is the ability to hover Out of Ground
                            Effect (OGE) : therefore. all aircrews will ensure they have OGE
                            hover capability prior to each flight that will that will require
                            take offs and landings to unimproved areas. Continue to plan for
                            the worst conditions: all air crews will plan for the highest
                            temperature and density altitude forecasted for the day and ensure
                            that the maximum forecasted conditions have not been exceeded prior
                        '@cS' eaclr succeeding ftight@g

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File Room = jul96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-27
Box ID = BX001043
Unit = 1ST ID
Parent Organization = VII CORPS
Folder Title = DJ-SJ TOC LOG FILES DST-SHIELD-STORM 1 APR TO 17 APR 91
Folder Seq # = 57
Subject = OPERATIONS IN DESERT HEAT 1 APR 91
Document Seq # = 9
Document Date =
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Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 19-JUL-1996