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September 2014

National Preparedness Month

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

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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.

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Pentagon Attack Survivor Shares Experience, Stresses Preparedness

The scars are just one of several reminders that take retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Grunewald back to Sept. 11, 2001.

Agency Hosts National Preparedness Month Expo

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.

DoD Plays Key Role in Disaster Response, Official Says

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

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

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


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