Disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. National Preparedness Month, observed every September, serves as a reminder that everyone must take action to prepare for the types of emergencies that can affect each of us.
The scars are just one of several reminders that take retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Grunewald back to Sept. 11, 2001.
As National Preparedness Month kicked off, some Defense Department employees had a chance to hear from vendors focused on raising awareness of the importance of being prepared for disasters.
September is National Preparedness Month, a time when people across the country are encouraged to prepare for emergencies and disasters, said Todd M. Rosenblum, acting assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and Americas' security affairs. Story
Air Force Emergency Management leaders are using National Preparedness Month as an opportunity to encourage airmen and their families to be prepared for emergencies. Story