The American Red Cross provides training in lifesaving skills and caregiving, offers disaster preparedness information and a wide range of volunteer opportunities.
When the unexpected happens or an urgent response is needed, Red Cross is the communication link for our members in uniform and their families back home.
If you already know about an important event at home, contact us at 253-4525 (DSN), 0827-79-4525 (Commercial number from Japan), 011-81-827-79-4525 (Commercial number from U.S.) to verify the situation. Facts gathered by Red Cross help bring you peace of mind and military commanders rely upon Red Cross messages when making leave decisions.
Families should contact their local American Red Cross to send an emergency message. Make sure your families have complete information about you: rank, unit, social security number, and military address. Please see the American Red Cross Website for more information about our services.
The American Red Cross Services for the Military and their Families: http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/support-military-families . Call 877-272-7337 (Commercial number from U.S.) to send a verified emergency message to the Command, or to get connected with local resources 24/7/365.