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“National preparedness is a whole community responsibility. To help ensure that our Service members, dependents, civilians, and installations continue to prepare for the types of disasters they may encounter, all DoD Components are requested to participate in the Spring 2016 AP! Campaign from April 10 - May 28, and take focused action on April 30 - National PrepareAthon! Day.” Full Memorandum
- Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work
Practice makes perfect: The more drills you run, the more prepared you will be when an emergency strikes. Practice emergency drills like getting to your shelter location with your family regularly. Learn more at ready.gov/prepare #PrepareAthon
Share pictures of your component or installation's preparedness campaign to be highlighted on this site. Email high-resolution images to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a caption describing the action. Be sure to include full names of people in the photo, as well as the photographer's name.
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America's PrepareAthon! is a yearlong national campaign of action to increase preparedness and resilience through heightened awareness of the hazards that threaten our communities and to increase the practice of preparedness actions to minimize vulnerabilities. The campaign culminates in the spring and fall to further amplify the importance of taking action to prepare.
Please review the DoD After Action Questionnaire and leverage the downloadable resources for campaign guidance, information, and campaign social media actions. Complete the questionnaire found below under "Required Post-Campaign Actions" to ensure your Component or installation's activities during the Spring 2016 campaign (April 10-May 28, 2016) are counted in the final report to the deputy secretary of defense and the White House on DoD participation. DoD After Action Questionnaire survey responses will be accepted until June 10, 2016. Once questionnaires are completed and submitted, please review the instructions for submission of Letters of Recognition.
Please email completed survey form to: email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the most commonly asked questions and answers about National Preparedness Month and America’s PrepareAthon! campaign by clicking here.