Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — “Ready Army” is the Army Emergency Management program’s proactive community awareness campaign.
It works to increase the resilience of the Army community, to inform the community of relevant hazards and encourage Soldiers, families, Army civilians and contractors to “Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.”
To provide the best possible resources to the community, the Army is the first service to formally partner with the Department of Homeland Security’s national “Ready” campaign.
The campaign expands the preparedness message to meet the unique needs of Soldiers and families, worldwide. It also provides deployed Soldiers peace of mind about their families’ safety during natural disasters. This is especially important as deployed Soldiers must maintain their mission focus under all circumstances.
The hurricane season begins June 1 and extends through Dec. 1, here in Hawaii each year.
However, hurricanes can hit Hawaii at any time. This makes it extremely important for all military and civilian personnel — living on or off post — to have a three-to-five-day basic emergency supply kit, complete with food, water and other essentials.
(Editor’s Note: Barker is the installation’s management emergency officer).