Military OneSource: Personnel Accountability, Preparedness

July 6, 2021

Accounting for yourself – sharing information about your status and whereabouts – is critically important during a disaster.

Department of Defense-affiliated personnel and their family members can use these disaster and evacuation emergency contacts to self-account during natural and man-made disasters.

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Personnel Accountability During a Disaster or Pandemic
Personnel Accountability During a Disaster or Pandemic
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The Personnel Accountability e-Tutorial on Military OneSource offers important information on how to account for yourself and others during disasters.

Additional Personnel Accountability Resources: 

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Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System
Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System
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Preparedness for Military Families

Military OneSource also provides information on preparing for disasters and dealing with their aftermath for service members and their families: 

Emergency Family Assistance

Don’t Get Left Behind: How to Evacuate When Disaster Strikes

Before-and-After Steps and Resources for Disasters

Creating a Family Emergency Plan

Preparing Your Family For Emergencies – The Essentials

Home Disaster Planning – The Essentials

Steps to Take After a Flood, Fire or Other Natural Disaster

American Red Cross Support for Military Families

Military Relief Organizations and Emergency Financial Help


A man looks at the camera. - Kevin Greene poses for a photo in 2007.

A soldier in a Civil War-era uniform sits for a photo. - Army 1st Lt. Axel H. Reed, Medal of Honor recipient.

Children and adults are seated in a room. - Family members watch a farewell ceremony at the Fort William Henry Harrison Reserve Center gymnasium in Helena, Mont., Sept. 7, 2019.

A man sits in a dune buggy. - Bruce Meyers sits in his Meyers Manx, a fiberglass dune buggy, in September 2007.