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If you need emergency assistance, you can expect to get help from your installation, your branch of service resources. There are programs to support you in a variety of situations, including victim assistance, emergencies en route and service-specific relief societies. Below, you’ll find types of assistance, contact information, and detailed procedures and guidance to help you through any tough circumstances that you or your family may face.
For immediate emergency assistance, call:
For the Sexual Assault Prevention Response advocate, contact the Family Advocacy Program at 011-81-46-816-7878 if using United States phone or DSN 315-243-7878.
Should you encounter any type of emergency during your relocation process whether on leave or in transit the single most significant action you can take will be to notify someone in authority like the command duty officer at your new duty station. You can also seek assistance and guidance from command security or Relocation Assistance personnel at any military installation nearby.
Contact phone numbers for the major commands as well as many of the auxiliary commands and detachments at Yokosuka Navy Base are listed in the Installations Major Unit Listing found in the Location tab. If your command or detachment is not listed there or anywhere else in this database call the Yokosuka Fleet and Family Support Center at DSN 315-243-3372 or internationally at 011-81-46-816-3372.
The American Red Cross and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society are available for emergency aid. Red Cross phone numbers are usually listed in the white pages of the local phone directory or by calling stateside 800-733-2767. Yokosuka’s branch is DSN 315-243-7490 internationally 011-81-46-816-7490 or via the Red Cross website.
They can help with emergency communication contacting people who will need to know where you are and what is happening and provide you with referrals to other agencies.
The NMCRS can be reached by contacting a representative on any Navy or Marine Corps installation or any other military installation if there are no Marine Corps or Navy bases nearby. NMCRS has limited offices stateside check the NMCRS website for locations. Yokosuka’s branch can be contacted at DSN 315-243-7905 or internationally 011-81-46-816-7905. NMCRS is currently located at Personnel Support Detachment in Building 1555 2/F. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome.
All the military services and the American Red Cross have reciprocal agreements with the NMCRS to help people in emergency situations but always have some savings set aside for emergencies.
Carry your important papers (orders, ID cards, passports, traveler's checks, etc.) with you, not packed in your luggage or your household goods. Write down telephone numbers for your relatives, your sponsor, your new duty station's command duty officer, and the command duty officer here at Yokosuka Navy Base. They will be invaluable in case of an emergency while traveling.
Emergencies are always unexpected! But, with a bit of preplanning, and a small amount of common sense, the effects of an emergency situation can be greatly lessened.