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Military Family Preparedness

Get Informed

Each installation has a Readiness and Emergency Management Flight that gives educational materials and briefings to the military and family members. Their goal is to make sure the installation is able to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

  • Know what disasters could affect your area, which could call for an evacuation and when to shelter in place.
  • Keep a NOAA Weather Radio tuned to your local emergency station and monitor TV. Follow mobile alert and mobile warnings about severe weather in your area.
  • Download the FEMA app and get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States.

Make a Plan

The installation plan for emergency management is the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) 10-2. Military members 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 base, threat levels or other circumstances may keep you from getting back on base for day-to-day activities following an emergency. Know alternative places to shop or obtain things you normally get on base.
  • During or after an emergency you need to report to your command. Learn and follow the established procedures.

If You're Stationed Abroad

  • The emergency number is probably not 9-1-1 and may differ on and off the installation. You and your family should know the right numbers.
  • 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 electrical current converter
  • For an emergency that occurs "outside the fence," response (evacuations, shelter instructions, etc.) will be led by the local government. Cooperate with the host-nation responders and follow their instructions.

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

Army OneSource
Within CONUS: 800-464-8107
Outside CONUS (Collect): 484-530-5980 (Toll-free): 800-3429-6477
Hearing-impaired callers: 800-364-9188
Spanish-speaking callers:
888-732-9020
877-888-0727
877-255-7524
Visit Army OneSource online

Military OneSource
Within CONUS (24/7): 800-342-9647
TTY/TTD: 800-346-9188
Spanish-speaking callers:
877-888-0727
888-732-9020
877-255-7524
Visit Military OneSource online

Ready Army Resources & Links

Navy

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

Prepare

Be informed—the Navy cannot reach you if it cannot find you. Self-register in the Wide Area Alert Notification (WAAN) system. All Navy, including active duty and reserve, civil service and contractor personnel with an NMCI 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 (NPC ECC): 877-414-5358 or 866-297-1971 (TDD).

Recover

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.

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Air Force

Prepare to Report

Following certain catastrophic events, the Secretary of Defense may direct all people affiliated with the Department of Defense 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:

  • Log in to the AFPAAS website. Family members will need their sponsor's date of birth and Social Security number to log in.
  • If a computer is not accessible, call the Air Force Personnel Readiness Cell at 800-435-9941, DSN 665-2020 or commercial at 210-565-2020.

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

Recover

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 & Resources

Coast Guard

Ready Coast Guard is a Coast Guard–wide campaign to inform the Coast Guard community about relevant hazards and encourage them to have an emergency plan and kit. Through educational and community awareness activities the campaign encourages individuals and families to plan and prepare for all hazards.

Ready Coast Guard Resources & Links

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Last Updated: 04/21/2020