By Ms. Lori Grein (IMCOM)April 22, 2010
DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal observed Ready Army week March 29-April 2, where attendees were encouraged to...Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.
The Ready Army campaign serves to increase the resiliency of Soldiers, Families, and Department of Army Civilians when faced with natural or manmade emergencies. By communicating plans and providing outreach and information, Ready Army aims to save lives and strengthen our Army community.
The Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security promoted Ready Army by setting up displays at the Military and Civilian Spouse Club luncheon, the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command's Town Hall meeting, and within the hallways of the Detroit Arsenal.
Staff members were on hand to answer questions and hand out emergency preparedness fact sheets, family emergency plan guides, emergency kit checklists, parent/teacher guides, kids' material and brochures.
DPTMS held a free drawing during Ready Army Week. Jon Leszczynski won the basic emergency kit for the office, and Santiago Ponti won the emergency kit for the car.
The Detroit Arsenal first launched a Ready campaign to commemorate the men, women, and children who lost their lives in the events of the Oklahoma City Bombing, April 19, 1995.
With Ready Army, the USAG-Detroit Arsenal remains dedicated to enhancing the resiliency of military and civilian communities by providing the tools to assist in case of emergency.