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Military Family Preparedness

Get Informed

Each military installation has an emergency management program that provides educational materials and briefings to the military and family members. Its goal is to make sure the installation is able to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and emergencies.

Make a Plan

The installation plan for emergency management is the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 10-2. Service members, DOD civilians and overseas contractors should make sure their family members know about the CEMP 10-2 and supporting checklists.

  • Every time you relocate, learn the types of emergencies likely to affect the area and update your emergency kit and plan with new materials, if necessary.
  • If you live off an installation, threat levels or other circumstances may keep you from getting back on installation for day-to-day activities following an emergency. Know alternative places to shop or obtain things you normally get on an installation.
  • During or after an emergency, you need to report to your command. Learn and follow the established procedures.
  • Invest some time now to protect your family and your home in the event of a disaster. And develop a family emergency plan so you are prepared for whatever comes your way.

If You're Stationed Abroad

You and your family should know the right numbers to call as the emergency number is probably not 9-1-1 and may differ on and off the installation.

  • Your emergency kit should include some additional items, such as:
    • Passports
    • Birth abroad certificates for children born overseas
    • Cash in the local currency
    • A card with local translations of basic terms
    • An electric current converter
  • In the event of an emergency that occurs while you are stationed abroad and living on or off-installation, servicemembers should immediately check in with their installation, know and follow their protocols.
  • Know what protective measures to take before, during and after an evacuation.

DOD Components

Review the Personnel Accountability Course on MilLife Learning for more information on how best to account for yourself during natural and man-made disasters.

 Prepare to Report

  • Immediately following a catastrophic event, all DOD Components will begin internal accountability activities.
  • Personnel accountability is a shared responsibility between the commander or supervisor and the service member, DOD civilian and overseas contractor and their families. If you have internet access, find emergency contacts for all DOD Components.
  • All DOD-affiliated personnel who work or reside within the affected geographical area of a disaster are required to check in:
    • At the first available opportunity
    • With the appropriate authority or emergency call-in number established by the DOD Component or Military OneSource at 800-342-9647
    • By physical, telephonic or electronic means

Army

Ready Army is an Army-wide campaign to prepare the Army community. The campaign encourages Army civilians, soldiers and their families to build a kit, make a plan and be informed.

Prepare to Report

Following certain catastrophic events, the Secretary of the Defense may direct all DOD-affiliated people in the affected area to check-in with their command. If you have Internet access, check-in online using the Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (ADPAAS). ADPAAS allows Army officials to account for personnel and their family members and provide help if needed.

Army Info Hotline: 800-833-6622

Military OneSource
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Ready Army Resources & Links

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Additional Resources:

 

Navy

Ready Navy is a Navy-wide emergency preparedness program initiated by Commander, Navy Installations Command.

Military OneSource
CONUS (24/7): 800-342-9647
OCONUS (24/7): 800-342-9647, 703-253-7599
TTY/TTD: Dial 711 and give the toll-free number 800-342-9647
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Prepare

Be informed — the Navy cannot reach you if it cannot find you. Self-register in the Wide Area Alert Notification  system. All Navy, including active-duty and reserve, civil service and contractor personnel with an Navy-Marine Corps Intranet or One Net user account are required to register your office email address and phone number in the WAAN. We strongly recommend registering your personal emergency contact information as well.

Muster

During or following a disaster, the Navy must be informed of your status and needs. The Navy requires you to muster or report your whereabouts with your command to make sure all members of the Navy family are accounted for.

To muster, follow your command's established procedures to report your status. If command or alternate command cannot be reached:

If a computer is not accessible, call the Navy Personnel Command Emergency Coordination Center: 877-414-5358 or 866-297-1971 (TDD).

Recover

Here are some resources to help you:

If you or your family has been affected by a declared emergency and you need help, log in to NFAAS and report your needs. Follow these steps to make sure you get the right recovery assistance from the Navy:

  1. Account, update and verify:  After mustering, verify that your contact information in NFAAS is correct and current.
  2. Fill out a Needs Assessment Survey: Indicate what type of assistance you are seeking (e.g., housing, finance, legal).
  3. Manage recovery process: A Fleet and Family Support Center representative will contact you to help figure out the right response or help needed for your recovery efforts.

Ready Navy Links & Resources

Marine Corps

Ready Marine Corps is the United States Marine Corps’ proactive emergency preparedness public awareness program. The tips and resources offered through Ready Marine Corps allow you to better prepare for, respond to and recover from any emergency. Learn tips and information by visiting: www.ready.marines.mil.

Military OneSource
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En español llame al: 800-342-9647
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Steps to Live Ready Marine Corps

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Air Force

Military OneSource
CONUS (24/7): 800-342-9647
OCONUS (24/7): 800-342-9647, 703-253-7599
TTY/TTD: Dial 711 and give the toll-free number 800-342-9647
En español llame al: 800-342-9647
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Ready Air Force Resources and Links

Following certain catastrophic events, the secretary of defense may direct all people affiliated with the DOD in the affected area to check in with their command for accountability.

Follow your command's established procedures to report your status. If a command or alternate command cannot be reached, do the actions below:

Prepare for an emergency by visiting the official Air Force Be Ready emergency preparedness website.

Recover

Here are some resources to help you:

If you or your family has been affected by a declared emergency and you need assistance, log in to AFPAAS website and assess your needs. Follow the steps below to make sure you get the right recovery assistance from the Air Force:

  • Account, update and verify:  After reporting, verify that your contact information in AFPAAS is correct and current.
  • Fill out a Needs Assessment Survey: Indicate what type of assistance you are seeking (e.g., housing, finance, legal).
  • Manage recovery process: A case manager may contact you based on the information you give in the survey. Together, you'll figure out the right response or assistance needs for your recovery efforts.

 

Ready Air Force Links and Resources

 

Coast Guard

Military OneSource
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OCONUS (24/7): 800-342-9647, 703-253-7599
TTY/TTD: Dial 711 and give the toll-free number 800-342-9647
En español llame al: 800-342-9647
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Ready Coast Guard Resources and Links

Here are some resources to help you:

Additional resources:

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Last Updated: 08/28/2020