How to Contact a US Soldier in the
Event of an Emergency
If a family emergency arises and a soldier needs to be contacted
or is needed at home, contact your local Red Cross Chapter.
The Red Cross will contact the soldier’s unit and make the
Members and Family Emergency Communications Services
American Red Cross communication services keep military personnel
in touch with their families following the death or serious
illness of a family member or other important events, such
as the birth of a child. The Red Cross sends messages quickly,
anywhere in the world, including ships at sea, embassies and
to isolated military units. The information or verification
in a message assists the service member's commanding officer
in making a decision regarding emergency leave.
Red Cross chapters are listed in local telephone books and on the American Red Cross Web site at: http://www.redcross.org/where/where.html.