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DoD plays a vital role in supporting the U.S. government's preparations for and responses to a wide range of threats posing the greatest risks to national security -- threats that include acts of terrorism, cyber threats, pandemics and catastrophic natural disasters. By collaborating, we can be prepared to meet these threats and to mitigate future crises. Partnering together where we work, live, learn and visit makes us all safer, stronger and more secure.

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Find out where preparedness events are happening in your community, connect with other communities, and browse our research materials, print publications and creative materials to promote your preparedness activities.   PrepareAthon

A hurricane awareness and preparedness animation
An animated video from FEMA about how to prepare for an earthquake and what to do during an earthquake.
When The Sky Turns Gray - Animated Video for Winter Storm

Photo Essays

A soldier shows a sailor how to use a chainsaw.

Guardsmen Prepare for Snow Storm Assistance

More Photo Essays
DoD Hurricane Relief Special Report
Hurricane Maria Special Report
Hurricane Irma Special Report
Hurricane Harvey Special Report
Pacific Disaster Center
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills
National Hurricane Center