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United States Navy
Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society
22187 Arnold Circle, Building 401 (1st floor)
NAS Patuxent River, MD 20670-1541
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 you experience a medical emergency, go to the nearest military hospital if one is available, or the local civilian hospital emergency room for assistance. VA hospitals will see active-duty personnel, while family members will only be treated on a space available basis.
Your command and your sponsor can be invaluable in case of an emergency while you are in transit. It is important for you to contact someone at your gaining unit and let them know where and how you are. If you are close to base you may call the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Command Duty Office at 301-342- 1095/1096. You can also contact the Fleet and Family Support Center at 301-342-4911 for guidance and assistance. The FFSC can provide information & referrals to helpful agencies.
The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator or SARC, and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or SAPR, points of contact assist commands in implementing and administering sexual assault awareness and prevention education, and victim advocacy. The intervention portion of the program is designed to support active-duty victims, adult family members, and civilians as they deal with the many issues following sexual assault trauma. The Military Police/Security Dispatch numbers for Naval Air Station Patuxent River are 911, 301-342-3911 or 301-757-4669. The Safe Helpline 24/7 number is 877-995-5247.The SAPR point of contact 24/7 phone number is 301-481-1057. The SARC point of contact phone number is 301-580-8212. The chaplain contact phone number is 301-247-8058.
The American Red Cross is always available for emergency aid anywhere you may be. Contact the nearest chapter at 703-584-8400. They can help with emergency financial assistance and contacting individuals that need to know where you are and what's happening. Financial assistance is provided for military personnel and their immediate families in the form of interest free loans or grants when an urgent personal crisis arises such as a death in the family. Quick communications with home about family emergencies are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including verification of death or serious illness of immediate family members, birth announcements to spouses deployed overseas, and health and welfare reports resulting from a lack of communication over a long period of time. The Red Cross emergency communications specialist can be reached toll free via 877-272-7337, or an emergency communications request can be submitted online at: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/emergency-communication.html
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or NMCRS, can provide financial emergency assistance based upon need, through either loans, or grants when there is a particular hardship. Categories of financial assistance include: basic living expenses, medical not covered by TRICARE (to prevent pain/suffering), dental not covered by Delta Dental Plan (to prevent pain/suffering), funeral expenses, emergency transportation, essential car repairs, pay and allotment problems, disasters and assistance for widows, mothers and children. Assistance is determined on a case by case basis. NMCRS also provides education assistance, visiting nurses, Budget for Baby classes, and more. To contact the Naval Air Station Patuxent River NMCRS office, call 301-342-4739 or reach them via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to keep important papers with you for emergencies as well as for safety. Take along a medical information sheet or medical record with shot record for each family member, bank account and investment documents, powers of attorney, personal property records, wills, recent tax return, school records and employment records plus any other documents you feel you may need. For more information on staying prepared, visit: https://www.ready.navy.mil/.