Boots On Ground - Supporting Our Troops

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Boots in Baghdad and Kabul


Much of a soldier's personal comfort and operational effectiveness is dependent on the environmental conditions experienced there.

Weather & Environmental Conditions in Iraq & Afghanistan


Weather data taken at Baghdad International Airport. Wind speed is a steady 8 to 10 mph throughout the year. Daytime relative humidity ranges from 10% in July to 50% in January. Daily high can exceed 120°F in the summer months.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg high °F 58 64 73 84 96 105 110 108 103 91 74 62
Avg low °F 38 43 50 59 68 74 78 75 69 60 47 42
Rain days 9 8 7 4 3 1 1 0 0 2 4 8
Days >90°F 0 0 0 8 27 30 31 31 29 22 0 0
Nights <32°F 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3













Enhancing a Soldier's Comfort & Effectiveness

Here the environmental conditions for which various products can be purchased to enhance the soldiers' personal comfort, which enhances work effectiveness and improves morale:

Heat & Sun - Staying Cool

  • Neck coolers and helmet coolers
  • Wiley sunglasses (or other APEL-approved)
  • Quick-evaporation shirts and pants



  • Sand & Dust - Staying Clean
  • Wiley sunglasses (or other APEL-approved)
  • Face masks & bandanas



  • Cleanliness
  • Body wipes
  • Silver-ion underwear and socks



  • Sand Fleas & Mosquitos - Staying Healthy
  • Noseeum netting (625 holes/sq in)
  • Military Activskin pantyhose
  • Permethrin solution for clothing

  • For Equipment
  • Pelican cases (these rock)
  • Hot/Cold food pouches




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