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Ready Marine Corps invites the Marine Corps community to join the 2016 America’s PrepareAthon! The campaign will begin April 10 and continue through May 28. All Americans are called to take action to improve their readiness on April 30, National PrepareAthon! Day, or at any point during the campaign.
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Robert G. Salesses, deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense integration and defense support of civil authorities, discusses the importance of preparedness with DoD News. One of the top priorities of [DoD] is focusing on the well-being and safety of each member of our workforce and their families so that we can continue to safeguard U.S. security,” Salesses said.
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Live Ready Marine Corps

Ready Marine Corps is your Marine Corps emergency preparedness program.

Emergencies can come from any direction. While we don’t like to think about disasters, they happen at Marine Corps installations and surrounding communities worldwide. Marines, Civilian Marines, and families can be affected or know someone who is affected by natural hazards, like typhoons and wildfires; manmade hazards, like train derailments and chemical spills; disease outbreaks, like Ebola and flu; and terrorism. As an important member of the emergency management team, you are the first line of defense in an all hazards event. By staying informed, making a plan, and building a kit, you increase your and your fellow Marines’ chance of survival, limit damage to property, and save time when seconds matter the most.

Ready Marine Corps is here to help, working to instill emergency preparedness for all hazards as a fundamental principle of survival.

Journey through the Ready Marine Corps website to discover:

  • Information that will help you stay informed about various hazards and what to do before, during, and after an incident or event.
  • How to make individual and family written emergency and communication plans that allow everyone to know where to go, what to do, who to contact, and what to take when faced with an emergency.
  • What you should have in 72-hour, portable emergency kits for the home, office, and vehicle.

In taking these steps, you improve the safety, security, readiness, and resilience of you and those around you. By living a life of preparedness, you are helping the Marine Corps maintain its reputation as the Premier Force in Readiness.

Set your own course through any hazard: stay informed, make a plan, build a kit.
Live Ready Marine Corps.

Stay Alert / Stay Alive

Throughout the year, ensure, whether commuting, traveling, studying at school, or shopping at a mall, you remain alert to your surroundings. If you or a family member see something unusual - report it. For suspicious activity occurring on or near an Installation the Marine Corps maintains a suspicious activity reporting website:

Within this website, you can make a report and/or upload pictures related to a suspicious incident. For suspicious activity occurring away from an installation - call 911 or your local police department.