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America's PrepareAthon!

America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through participation in hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises. It was directed as part of the Presidential Policy Directive-8: National Preparedness. 
To register to participate or learn how to get involved, go to www.ready.gov/prepare.
Additional America's PrepareAthon! resources are available at www.defense.gov/prepare.

Looking to spread the word about preparedness? Check out Ready Marine Corps' preparedness partner resources


Take Action to Prepare

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Enroll
in eMNS
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Practice
communication plans 
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Safeguard
documents
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Make a
family plan 
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Plan with
neighbors
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Build
a kit
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Attend a class held by
Marine Corps Family Team Building
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Document
property
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Perform home
maintenance  
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Hold an
emergency drill


National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month!

National Preparedness Month is observed each year in September. It was launched by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2004 to enhance the United States’ preparedness capability. National Preparedness Month serves to encourage individuals, communities, businesses, schools, and government organizations to take action to prepare for a number of hazards that impact the Nation.

The Marine Corps actively participates in National Preparedness Month. Watch for details to come here at Ready Marine Corps and aboard your installations.


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



What People Are Saying
Preparedness is the talk of Twitter during National Preparedness Month and America's PrepareAthon! Check out what users are saying by following the links below.