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During National Preparedness Month, CNRMA shares importance of Hurricane Preparedness as tropical storm activity picks up.



National Night Out Promotes Community Role in Crime Prevention and Emergency Preparedness



Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story participated in National Night Out on August 4th. The goal of National Night Out is to build community partnerships, enhancing relationships between citizens and law enforcement and promoting crime prevention. Awareness being a big part of the message, JEBLCFS Emergency Management shared the importance of community in preparedness for all hazards, manmade and natural.

Emergency Management Teams from NAS Oceana, NAVSTA Norfolk, NSA Hampton Roads, and JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Partner with Norfolk Tides to Talk Preparedness


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The Norfolk Tides hosted their annual Hurricane Preparedness Day on Tuesday, June 29 due to a rain out on June 2.  This year, as in years past, Navy had a big presence, joining the Tides and community leaders in pushing hurricane and flood awareness. One of the big tips this year: Don’t wait to look into and invest in flood insurance! Flooding is the #1 natural disaster in the U.S., and it takes 30 days for a new flood insurance policy to take effect.

NAF Misawa Runs for Awareness on National Preparedness Day


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On April 30, 2015, NAF Misawa sponsored its first annual 2.0 mile Emergency Management Awareness Run from the 35th CES/CEX parking lot to the Base Exchange. This was a joint event with participation from Navy, Air Force, and Red Cross personnel as well as Ombudsmen. The run was a culmination of month long preparedness and awareness efforts that included presentations and displays at Cummings and Sollars Elementary Schools, radio spots, and tabletop exercises focused on Typhoon readiness and TCOOR conditions.

CNRMA Supports America’s PrepareAthon! and Community Preparedness

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In April, Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) partnered with Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) to share preparedness information from CNRMA Emergency Management, Red Cross, and Fleet and Family Support, along with the Virginia Port Authority Mobile Command Post at their Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Health Fair. This was a joint effort to enhance community resiliency during America’s PrepareAthon! (Photos courtesy of CNRMA Emergency Management)

Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan Addresses Exceptional Needs During April Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) Drill

150410-N-UP569-035 NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (April 10, 2015) – Operations Specialist 1st Class Andrea Vollmuth, assigned to the CNFJ Minneapolis Reserve Detachment, communicates using sign language with a volunteer during a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) drill at the base’s Ranger Gym, Apr. 10. The purpose of the drill was to exercise the safe evacuation of civilians and embassy officials in the event an emergency in a foreign country. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason C. Bawgus/Released)


Naval Base Guam awarded “StormReady/TsunamiReady” certificate

150413-N-OG363-004 SANTA RITA, Guam (April 13, 2015) – U.S. Naval Base Guam is recognized as a “StormReady/TsunamiReady (SR/TR)” unit by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS), and the United States Department of Commerce, on April 13.

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Naval Station Rota, Spain Joining Forces for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

150310-A-NP785-153 Rota, Spain - On March 10, 2015 U.S. Navy Sailors from Task Force 68 at Naval Station Rota, Spain took part in a joint foreign consequence management mitigation exercise. Members of the Spanish Emergency Military Unit, 7th Civil Support U.S. Army Command at Kaiserslautern, Germany, and U.S. Air Force also took part. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta/Released)


Fires at U.S. Naval Base Guam’s Munitions Annex Reminds Sailors that Fire Preparedness Is Important at All Installations

150304-N-XX999-003 SANTA RITA, Guam - On March 4, Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 and firefighters from NBG's Fire and Emergency Services partnered to extinguish a blaze that spread through U.S. Naval Base Guam's (NBG) Munitions Annex in Santa Rita. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)


NAF Misawa's Emergency Management Team Recognized for Disaster Preparedness Month Efforts

Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa's Emergency Management (EM) Team was recognized for their outstanding performance to increase disaster and emergency preparedness awareness during 2014's National Preparedness Month January 8, 2015. NAF's EM Team was one of twelve EM teams recognized Navy-wide in letters from Eric Rosenbach, the Assistant Secretary of Defense, for their creative and engaging initiatives.

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In reply to acknowledgement of the team’s efforts during National Preparedness month, NAF EM Team member, Chief Damage Controlman Alberto Rodriguez said, "Historically, we've seen many disasters happen and most of the people affected don't have plans in place to take care of themselves and their loved ones resulting in unnecessary hardships. We will be able to effectively focus on handling the situation at hand knowing we've planned and have the means to survive on our own for an extended amount of time until outside disaster assistance is up and running."


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Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Emergency Management Officer Provides Winter Preparedness Tips

Whether living or traveling in areas prone to winter storms, advance preparation enhances your safety as well as the well-being of those you love. Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Emergency Management Officer offers sound tips to help Sailors and their families stay safe this winter season. Click on the image above to watch the video.  If not automatically directed to the video, copy and paste the following URL into your browser.


Joint Base trains for winter weather

By Michelle L. Gordon, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Public Affairs

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November 14, 2014 - The Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was filled with leaders from throughout the installation on Nov. 6 as they prepared for a winter storm headed for the National Capital Region.

The mock storm was part of a tabletop exercise (TXX) coordinated by Emergency Manager Darryl Hart to ensure JBAB is ready for the coming winter season.

"Exercises like this prepare the base emergency support functions for severe weather threats," said Hart. "We activate the EOC when a big storm occurs to support the agencies that have work to do around the base in the event of a tornado, a hurricane, or in this case, a winter storm."

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Emergency Preparedness is a DoD-Wide Initiative

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DoD Service Branches came together to share emergency preparedness knowledge and tips at the Pentagon during National Preparedness Month. In a strong partnership, Ready Navy and Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System representatives spoke about the importance of personal, family, and community preparedness to DoD leadership and personnel.

NSA Mechanicsburg hosts "Antrim Alerts" Family Day During National Preparedness Month

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The event consisted of:

  • A Family/Personal/Child Emergency Preparedness Kit Demonstration
  • A Giant Voice Test Signal Demonstration
  • Emergency Preparedness Handouts with materials from PEMA and Ready Navy
  • A Child Safety; Bicycle Safety w/ Giveaway of two bicycles via raffle ticket drawing
  • An Energy Conservation presentation/display WITH the presence of NAVFAC's "Mr. Brite"
  • A Fire Truck Static Display with Stop-drop-roll under the "smoke" blanket; fire extinguisher simulator


COMFLEACT SASEBO (CFAS) Supports National Preparedness Month 2014

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CFAS Main Base Commissary, CFAS NEX, and CFAS Autoport support National Preparedness Month through emergency kit displays throughout the month of September.

CNIC N36T Offers Mobile Training Team Delivery of the Emergency Operations Center-Incident Management Team (EOC-IMT) Course at NAS Jacksonville.

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Since its inception, CNIC has been involved with innovative anti-terrorism and emergency preparedness training, an initiative driven in response to the lessons learned from previous natural and man-made disasters.

NAS Jacksonville hosted a mobile training team-delivered CNIC EOC-IMT Course from 9-11SEP14.

EOC-IMT course lessons cover EOC team member roles and responsibilities, information management, communications, and the use of C4I Suite, the Navy's current common operating picture online application. The course also consists of a number of practical application classroom exercises utilizing student working groups to apply the knowledge gained during lectures. For operations center exercises, students are broken into common EOC functional groupings (Operations, Logistics, and Plans) and given a practical scenario of an on-base emergency where they are forced to realistically lead, brief, coordinate, and plan. Each day, classroom instruction is followed by an EOC exercise that gets progressively complex as the course progresses.




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CFAS Recognizes National Preparedness Month

Sep 26, 2014 - While being told to 'expect the unexpected' may sound ironic, nobody expects a natural disaster to happen, which is why National Preparedness Month stresses the importance of making a plan for possible eventualities. Petty Officer Andrew Dean has the story of one of the things Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo was doing to promote National Preparedness Month.

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September is National Preparedness Month – Be Ready!

Courtesy of CNIC, Public Affairs and NSAB Emergency Management

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September 24, 2014 - Aug. 29, President Obama proclaimed September 2014 to be National Preparedness Month. By this Proclamation, individuals are called upon to take action to prepare in advance for the likelihood of a variety of hazards our Nation faces in any given year.

At Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB), that readiness has taken the form of a team effort between NSAB’s Emergency Management office, Fleet and Family Support Center and the American Red Cross.

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Ready Navy Issues Kids Zombie Challenge

September 24, 2014 - For the third year, Ready Navy has issued a Zombie Challenge to the kids of Navy and Marine Corps families. This year’s challenge is to create a comic strip or, for those wanting a bigger challenge, to create a short YouTube-type video.

“Kids ask questions. They think about and often worry about what they should do in an emergency,” said Jeff Sanford, N37 Emergency Management. “The yearly challenges provide an opportunity for these kids to talk with their parents about hazards Navy families face and unleash their creative brains to prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse that will ultimately prepare them for any hazard.”

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Be informed: Ready Navy is your link to emergency preparedness resources

September 18, 2014 - Ready Navy is rapidly becoming the Navy’s “Go-To” resource for emergency preparedness.

Rebranded in 2012, the public awareness program has created a robust website and various social media sites. Personnel and family members of all ages are able to link to a wide array of hazard information and resources to help guide family emergency plans that take into account individual needs. “We’d like to see everyone in the Navy Community become familiar with and take advantage of the number of resources that can be found on the Ready Navy Web site before the information is a critical necessity,” said Jeff Sanford, N37 Emergency Management.

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Ready Now, Anytime, Anywhere

By Ensign Egdanis Torres-Dominicci, Navy Installations Command public affairs

September 09, 2014 - The month of September was proclaimed by President Barack Obama as the National Preparedness Month.

This culminates in a day of action Sept. 30, when we are all called to act. On this day of action we are challenged to prepare for six specific hazards: earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and winter storms.

In support of this initiative Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has launched an Emergency Preparedness campaign under the motto "Ready Navy."

"I want to see the National Day of Action, September 30th, become a Navy Day of Action where every member of the Navy is able to say 'YES' to the challenge, Are You Ready?" said Vice Adm. William French, commander, Navy Installations Command.

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Military, Guam Communities Unite to Proclaim National Preparedness Month

140904-N-ZI019-035 September 4, 2014  ASAN, Guam (NNS) - Military and Guam leaders gathered to form a united front in proclaiming the month of September as National Preparedness Month during a proclamation signing at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor's Complex in Asan, Sept. 4.

Governor of Guam Eddie Calvo invited other local leaders and the military community to witness the signing of the proclamation that urges the island to be prepared for all types of disasters.

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September is National Preparedness Month Are you prepared for an Emergency?

By Claudette Roulo
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

September 4, 2014
- September is National Preparedness Month, a time when people across the country are encouraged to prepare for emergencies and disasters, Todd M. Rosenblum, acting assistant Secretary of Defense for homeland defense and Americas’ security affairs, said recently.
“National Preparedness Month is essentially about the entire nation building its preparedness to have resiliency to respond to natural or manmade disasters,” Rosenblum said.
In addition, President Barack Obama has declared September 30th as America’s PrepareAthon day, a day of action for individuals, organizations and communities to prepare for six specific hazards -- earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and winter storms.

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September is National Preparedness Month Are you prepared for an Emergency?

By Claudette Roulo
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

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- September is National Preparedness Month, a time when people across the country are encouraged to prepare for emergencies and disasters, Todd M. Rosenblum, acting assistant Secretary of Defense for homeland defense and Americas’ security affairs, said recently.
“National Preparedness Month is essentially about the entire nation building its preparedness to have resiliency to respond to natural or manmade disasters,” Rosenblum said.
In addition, President Barack Obama has declared September 30th as America’s PrepareAthon day, a day of action for individuals, organizations and communities to prepare for six specific hazards -- earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and winter storms.

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Extreme Weather Happens – Emergency Alerts Can Keep You Safe


July 2014 – Hurricane and Typhoon season is upon us. While many Navy Installations may not be affected by tropical cy-clones this season, they may be affected by other extreme weather. Ex-treme weather happens around the globe in the form of floods, severe thunderstorms, high winds, and storm surge, to name a few. Knowing in a timely manner how one of these or other local hazards can impact you is important. Emergency alerts provide early warnings that can help keep you, your family, and your friends safe with the knowledge.

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Winter Is Coming - Are You Ready?
From Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

130217-N-HN195-494 December 18, 2013 - "Winter is coming,' words often uttered on the popular television show and book series Game of Thrones, where some characters are constantly reminding others about the onset of what looks to be a long and cold winter. Many of the characters don't take heed to prepare, being concerned with life happening around them. If only they had Ready Navy to help!

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Sorry, Zombies, We Are Ready
By Jenny Sokol for The Orange County Register

December 16, 2013 - I clicked through the Ready Navy Kids website with a sinking feeling. In one photo, a child in Navy camouflage held his "Bug Out" evacuation backpack. In another, Navy kids held maps of their homes identifying the location of fire extinguishers and exits. Family communication plans and contact cards were available to print and fill out for safekeeping. Sweet fancy Moses. I pictured my Marine kids trying to operate a hand-crank radio and cringed. I imagined having to knock on the door of a Ready Navy Family to borrow Band-Aids and toilet paper in the event of an emergency.

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H1N1 Influenza

NAS Mechanicsburg Philadelphia features the Ready Navy H1N1 Influenza fact sheet in Freedom Flyer, October 2013 issue. 



October 16, 2013 - With flu season upon us, Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg Philadelphia highlights the importance of being prepared in their October 2013 issue of Fredom Flyer. The Ready Navy H1N1 Influenza fact sheet, pictured above, discusses -  transmission, symptoms, vaccine, and treatment of the flu.

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Navy Offers Tips for Hurricane Preparedness


October 3, 2013 - The United States. Tropical Storm Warnings and Hurricane Watches have been issued for the area. We recently spoke with Jeff Sanford, the Ready Navy Program Manager, about what it takes to be ready in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.

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BRACE to Conduct Northwest Florida’s Largest Youth Emergency Preparedness Expo as a National Day of Service and Remembrance Event

NAS Pensacola, Emergency Management encourages all to take part in this event as part of National Preparedness Month, building a stronger Ready Navy community.


September 14, 2013 - BRACE, the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies, will hold Northwest Florida’s largest Youth Emergency Preparedness (YEP!) Expo on September 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sailors, Families...Are You Ready Navy or Not?
From Commander, Navy Installations Command Ready Navy Program


August 23, 2013 - With hurricane season underway and National Preparedness Month approaching in September, Commander, Navy Installations Command's Ready Navy Program asks Sailors and their families, "Are you ready?"

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Shore Up Your Ability to Withstand a Hurricane, Typhoon - Be Ready Navy!
From Commander, Navy Installations Command Ready Navy Program


August 1, 2013 - Whether serving CONUS or OCONUS, advance notice alone is not enough to protect your family and property during hurricane/typhoon season. You increase your chances through active preparation: being and staying informed, making a plan, and building an emergency supply kit.

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Always Ready – Hurricane Season is Upon Us
All Hands, By Defense Media Activity-Navy


Courtesy of Navy Public Affairs Support Element - East

June 13, 2013 - Thousands of Sailors could be affected by this year's hurricane season. If you are in a hurricane prone area and you aren't prepared, you should be.

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Typhoon Season – Emergency Management
NAF Atsugi Public Affairs, Skywriter Weekly Update, Page 13


April 25, 2013 - It is that time of year again – Typhoon Season!! A typhoon is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a general term for a circulating weather system over tropical waters. In the Northern Hemisphere they circulate counter-clockwise. Of the 10 tropical storms that occur each year, on the average 6 will become typhoons, developing in the Pacific Ocean. The typhoon threat has been low over the past 20-30 years but typhoons, like other, weather patterns come in cycles. Your best defense is to prepare yourself, your family, and your community.

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The FLU Season – It's Almost Over!
NAF Atsugi Public Affairs, Skywriter Weekly Update, Page 13



April 18, 2013 - This year, we here at NAF Atsugi and in the broader CNFJ Area of Operations actually had significantly less cases of the flu this year than in the 2011-2012 season. Why did this happen, you might ask? Naval Hospital Yokosuka and its branch clinics, including very own Atsugi Branch Health Clinic, reported more than 95% of active duty service members received their flu vaccine.

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NAS Meridian Earns StormReady Designation
Staff Reports, The Meridian Star



130410-N- WJ771-057  April 10, 2013 - Naval Air Station Meridian is the fourth government or military site in Mississippi to earn the National Weather Service’s StormReady designation.

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Governor declares April "Tsunami Awareness Month"
Staff Sgt. Mike Meares, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs    


April 1, 2013 - Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, alongside several other agencies, issued a proclamation naming April 2013 Tsunami Awareness Month at the State Capitol. The Hawaii State Civil Defense, the mayor of the city and county of Honolulu, Department of Emergency Management and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service and representatives from the Department of Defense all took part in the proclamation, which emphasizes the importance of tsunami awareness and preparedness for residents and visitors of Hawaii.

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Resiliency and Readiness
Emergency Management Officer Tom Janis, Shore Lines, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Newsletter (Vol. 1 No. 4), Page 4


April 1, 2013 - Are you Ready Navy? Are you prepared for those things beyond the morning commute and traffic along I-64/564? I mean you might have the detours and shortcuts down, but are you going to take shortcuts for the personal safety of your family, yourself, or your Shipmates? Your readiness affects mission readiness, and your response ability is your responsibility to the Navy.

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Spring into Action as a Ready Navy Family
Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs, Washington (NNS)


March 28, 2013 - For many, spring brings a resurgence of energy and activity with the milder temperatures. It is a perfect time to practice your family emergency plan and to re-evaluate and restock your emergency supply kit for the changing season. Although winter storms are becoming a fading memory, it is important to remember that weather and other hazards can be unpredictable.

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It is still winter! Will NAF Atsugi have any more snow?
NAF Atsugi Public Affairs, Skywriter Weekly Update, Page 13


February 28, 2013 - Winter storms can affect everyone, even those who usually experience mild winters. They can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. The extreme cold and heavy snowfall that accompany winter storms can be debilitating and dangerous. Heavy snowfall can be blinding for drivers and dangerous for those it traps indoors.

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Navy iPhone Application Provides Emergency Response Information
Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs, Washington (NNS)


August 27, 2011 - As Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) reminds Sailors, retirees and their families Aug. 26 about the "Navy Life" iPhone application that provides emergency information regarding hurricane preparedness.


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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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