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Fort Jackson Soldiers Beat the Heat

Army's chaplain school at Fort Jackson changing leadership

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - Fort Jackson Soldiers are staying safe while fighting the summer heat.

The heat illness prevention program acclimates soldiers to South Carolina's hot humid summers.

It also teaches preventative measures like how to use ice blankets, arm immersions, proper eating, and hydration.

This program is set in place to ensure that soldiers stay healthy and safe throughout the summertime.

Army officials say commanders and supervisors are responsible for protecting their soldiers. Because of this they are trained on the program throughout the year.

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