PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
This lesson addresses the environmental impact of Army training and operations.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will learn to identify your environmental responsibilities as well as
training and operations that affect the environment.
You will be given the material contained in this lesson. You will work at
your own pace and in your own selected environment with no supervision.
You will correctly answer questions on the practice exercise at the end of the
The material contained in this lesson was derived from AR 200-1, AR 200-2,
FM 3-100.4, TC 3-34.489, and TVT 5-56.
The US Army must prepare for combat anywhere in the world and against any type of enemy. To
win on the modern battlefield, the Army must practice in peacetime for the first battle of the next war.
Soldiers are the Army's first line of defense in protecting the environment. They must safeguard the
environment where they work and live. By making good environmental decisions, soldiers can make
a difference. Leaders must practice combat techniques, and training must simulate actual battlefield
conditions as much as possible. To train for combat requires large expanses of land and airspace.
Conserving the limited number of training areas currently available is a major problem for the Army
at all levels.