American Red CrossArmed Forces Emergency ServicesPreparing for Mobilization/Deployment Serving Military Families Worldwide
Mobilization and deployment can be hard on families.In time of need your American Red Cross will be there to help you…
Armed Forces Emergency Services 24/7/365 assistance Active Duty and Spouses assigned to Fort Knoxmay call the Armed Forces Emergency Services Center Toll Free: National # 1-877-272-7337 Or…check in with the ARC offices at Fort Knox 502-624-2163 Family members “back home” Contact their local Red Cross office
Emergency Communication Know the Facts: 24HRS a day, 365 days a year the Red Cross delivers messages containing accurate, factual, complete and verified information. Death or serious illness of an immediate family member (*or loco parentis) Birth of a service members child or grandchild when a family faces other emergencies such as a natural disaster.*Discussed later in presentation
Emergency Communication Con’d… Red Cross-verified information assists commanding officers with making a decision regarding emergency leave. The Red Cross does not make decisions regarding leave for the service member; we only verify and send messages.
A person who took place of the parents. Lived with the loco parentis for 5 years or more, and the parents DID NOT live with them. The loco parentis provided all support including emotional and financial support. The loco parentis should be listed in their military file.
Financial Assistance The American Red Cross works under partnership agreements with the Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society to provide quality, reliable financial assistance to eligible applicants 24/7/365. Types of assistance include financial assistance for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, assistance to avoid privation, etc.
Casualty Travel AssistanceProgram (CTAP) provides travel assistance for : Two immediate family members to attend a memorial or funeral service for a service member killed on active duty in the combat zone. Travel to the bedside of a service member wounded in the combat zone. Roundtrip airfare Lodging costs Assistance includes funding for: Food and incidentals
What We Need From YOU in Order to Serve You BestWhen calling the Red Cross, please provide as much of the following information about the service member as possible to avoid delays: Full name Rank Branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) Social Security Number or Date of Birth Military address (if overseas an APO or FPO) Name of the deployed unit and home base unit (for deployed service members only)
What we need con’d… For Verification Of Illness or Birth Doctor’s Name and Phone Number and/or Pager (cannot proceed with message delivery until Red Cross confirms with a Doctor) Caseworker’s Name and Phone Number Name of the Hospital or Clinic Hospital Address and Phone Number Name of patient
What we need con’d… For Verification of a Death Name of Family member who passed away Funeral Home Name, Phone, and Address Funeral Arrangements if available Cause of Death Hospital and Physician Information if applicable
Fort Knox American Red Cross 1131 Fifth Avenue Fort Knox, KY 40121 502-624-2163 or 2164 Just off the traffic circle, near the Post Office and One Stop!