Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
If an emergency happens en-route to your new command, try to find the nearest military installation for assistance. If not near a military installation, the American Red Cross (ARC) is a liaison office for all military services for financial emergencies. You can get the nearest chapter's phone number in the white pages or call ARC at 877-272-7337 and they can direct you to the nearest chapter.
Unfortunately, emergencies can and do happen no matter how well you planned for your move. Having important information with you can help ease the frustration of an emergency. Ensure you have identification, and an emergency medical contact card on hand. First, make sure you always have a set of orders with you when you travel; in fact it is a good idea to have several sets of orders. Keep your new command's phone number and sponsor's number with you. Always check with your vehicle insurance company to confirm your policy limits and you have roadside emergency services including towing.
Fort Meade is located in a slightly higher cost-of-living area. Military aid societies are available to assist with unexpected PCS costs. Assistance is accessible, usually in the form of an interest free loan, for financial emergencies that may arise during your move. To request financial assistance, Service members should contact their respective aid society:
Army Emergency Relief, 301-677-6906
Air Force Aid Society, 703-972-2650
Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society, 301-388-8418
Coast Guard Mutual Aid Society, 703-875-0404
For after-hours assistance, all branches may contact American Red Cross at 866-272-7337.
In all situations, provide your ID card, leave form, orders, LES and other documentation to help case- workers evaluate your assistance request.