Preparedness Empowers You

It saves lives, property, and time.

Emergencies happen, often with little or no notice. By taking action beforehand you can be prepared for any emergency.

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OCONUS Emergency Actions

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan (Nov. 13, 2002) -- Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS) process identification cards and passports on a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) Tracking System as passengers prepare to fly to Naval Air Station (NAS) Atsugi, Japan as part of a NEO exercise during Exercise Keen Sword 2003 at the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Terminal. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenji Szczepanski/RELEASED) 021113-M-3166S-006

Much of the general emergency action information, presented through the other links at left, is valid anywhere. However, the availability of and access to evacuation routes, safe havens, shelters, and mass notification systems vary more widely outside the continental United States, often depending on the preparedness levels of—and cooperative agreements with—host nations.

Be sure to click on the link to Noncombatant Evacuations if you are living in an overseas country and familiarize yourself with the information presented that will help you to Be Ready Navy.

The Regional Information link under the Stay Informed Tab provides links to regional or command websites and, in most cases, to other sites that contain useful information and contacts.

All members of the Navy community serving OCONUS are encouraged to be proactive in informing and preparing themselves to take effective actions in response to potential hazards in their particular part of the world.


Be Ready Navy—Be informed before, during, and after an incident; make a written family emergency plan; and build an emergency supply kit good for at least three days.

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