For personnel who work at NAS Patuxent River, the recommended method for receiving early warning notifications is the AtHoc wide-area alert network.

AtHoc is a communication lifeline to all registered personnel in the event of a disaster or emergency. If there is a need to change the installation’s force protection condition, a weather event affects its operational status, or even if an exercise such as Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain is underway, AtHoc lets personnel know, both during and after work hours.

AtHoc messages can be sent to home and cell phones, a TTY/TDD phone, pager, fax, and personal and work emails to ensure the widest dissemination of important information.

To register for AtHoc, right click the purple globe at the bottom right of your NMCI computer screen, click Access Self Service, and then click Update My Info, and Devices. If you experience difficulty registering online, contact NMCI at 866-893-6624 option 1, 3, then 8. If they cannot resolve the issue, contact the Emergency Management Office at 301-757-8247.

If you do not have a purple globe on your computer, contact your supervisor to be added to a mass registration form. If your supervisor doesn’t have that form, they should contact the Emergency Management Office.