Support National Preparedness During America's PrepareAthon!

Story Number: NNS150422-20Release Date: 4/22/2015 3:26:00 PM
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From Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Hurricane season starts June 1, so now is a good time to ensure you are prepared for any disaster that might strike now or in the immediate future.

The Navy encourages everyone to take part in this year's America's PrepareAthon.

America's PrepareAthon is a month-long emergency preparedness campaign organized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that culminates with National Preparedness Day on April 30.

"America's PrepareAthon reminds us that national safety is dependent upon our individual preparedness," said Jeff Sanford, Emergency Management program analyst. "The PrepareAthon is an opportunity to make sure everyone has the resources they need to be safe and prepared year-round."

All Navy installations, Sailors, civilian personnel, and families are encouraged to register at At the website, participants can register preparedness activities, share information and download materials. It's an opportunity to be counted among those who view preparedness as a shared responsibility and contribute to national preparedness.

Navy installations across the U.S., as part of a DoD-wide effort, will be partnering with local FEMA representatives and other community organizations in various preparedness drills and exercises.

For more information on emergency preparedness and to find out about the Navy's Emergency Preparedness Program, visit the Ready Navy website at
You can also contact Ready Navy by e-mail at or call (202)433-9348, DSN 288-9348. Follow Ready Navy on Facebook (, Twitter (@ReadyNavy), and Instagram.

Ready Navy is a program under the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). The Navy Installations Command is responsible for worldwide shore installation support for the U.S. Navy under the Chief of Naval Operations. CNIC's mission is to support the Fleet, Fighter, and Family.

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