How to Contact the Red Cross to Send an Emergency Message
Active duty service members stationed in the United States and their immediate family members may call the Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Service Centers for help 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The toll-free telephone number is 1-877-272-7337.
Other family members who do not reside in the service members' household, members of the National Guard and Reserves, retirees and civilians may access Red Cross services through their local Red Cross chapter, which is listed in local telephone books and at http://www.redcross.org/where/where.html.
Overseas personnel stationed on military installations should call base or installation operators or the on-base Red Cross offices.
At overseas deployment sites, contact the American Red Cross deployed staff.
When calling the Red Cross to send an emergency message to a family member, it is helpful to have the following information:
* Full Name
* Branch of Service
* Social Security Number
* Military Address
* Information about the deployed unit and the home base unit (for deployed service members only)
Other Military Service assistance numbers where you may ask about Military Emergency Leave, related Personnel Questions or other Service specific issues:
Air Force 1-800-435-9941
Marines 1- 800-847-1597
Army 1- 800-626-3317
Navy 1- 877-414-5358
National Guard 1-888-777-7731