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1 DoD Navy Presentation to OFCM Exploratory Workshop Framing the Questions – Addressing the Needs Kim Curry

2 US Navy is well trained on meeting and/or mitigating emergencies Tendency to place our ports near the coast and at sea level Infrastructure (ships and aircraft) need significant advance notice to move out of harms way At least 72 hours for ship sortie (120 hours desired) and aircraft hours Workforce (both military and civilian) are trained to respond to superiors This does not mean that our families are as well trained or prepared – at times, the fleet will sortie to safety and the families are left on their own and largely dependent on private emergency services. Fleet sortie can be first indication to nearby public of seriousness of situation At many sites, severe weather (Tornado/Flood warnings) are served by NOAA/NWS/TV as Navy weather support is centralized at specific hubs Nuclear/Bio/Chem dispersion reaction trained on base but again not necessarily to family members living on the economy

3 Physical science support Global and regional numerical models Current deterministic models provide a single right or wrong answer Trend is towards ensemble, whole-earth approach that can provide sense of uncertainty or risk Social science support Lacking in our current structure Can-Do attitude can overcome safety Rapid turn over of personnel results in difficulty to retain an educated critical mass Question – how to overcome the Last-in, First-out mentality, i.e. retain sense of awareness within those we support Training should emphasize K-12


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