Service to the Armed Forces, Keeping Pace with the Changing Military


American Red Cross

The American Red Cross links members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their families during a crisis. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Red Cross quickly sends emergency communications to deployed service members on behalf of their family. Military members can have peace of mind knowing that when they are on a mission, in training or stationed far from home-and leaving cell phones and emails behind-they are still connected to home.

While providing service to 1.4 million active duty military personnel and their families, the Red Cross also reaches out to more than 1.2 million members of the National Guard and Reserves and their families living in nearly every community in America.

Red Cross workers in hundreds of chapters and on military installations briefed 974,573 departing service members and their families regarding available support services, and explained how the Red Cross may assist them during the deployment.

Both active duty and community-based military can count on the Red Cross to provide emergency communications that link them with their families back home, access to financial assistance in partnership with the military aid societies, information and referral and assistance to veterans. Red Cross personnel form a global network in 700 U.S. chapters, military installations worldwide and in forward deployed locations in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.


Contact the Red Cross for Assistance
Call (877) 272-7337 (toll-free within the continental United States) if you are:

•An active duty service member stationed in the United States or overseas, or a family member residing with them,
•A family member of an active duty service member who does not reside in the service member’s household,
•A Department of Defense Civilian assigned overseas and family members residing with them,
•A member of the National Guard or Reserves,
•A recruiter, MEPS military personnel,
•A Veteran

When calling the Red Cross, please provide as much of the following information about the service member as is known:

•Full name
•Branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard or DoD Civilian or contractor)
•Social Security Account number
•Date of Birth
•Military address
•For deployed service members only: Information about the deployed unit and home base unit

Visit American Red Cross Stuttgart Station in Bldg. 2948, 3rd floor, Panzer Kaserne, or call 09641 705962812. You can also find them on Facebook.