In addition to stateside availability, many military
installations overseas have Red Cross offices.
Figure 3-7 shows a typical AMCROSS message;
figure 3-8 shows the reply.
AMCROSS Messages At Sea
Each Red Cross chapter, regardless of
location, has the capability of linking with
military communications systems in Washington,
D.C. Service members stationed virtually
anywhere in the world can be contacted by
any Red Cross chapter. This is also true of ships
and submarines at sea. A large ship, such as an
aircraft carrier, may handle dozens of AMCROSS
messages per month.
AMCROSS Message Handling and
AMCROSS messages are normally addressed
to the commanding officer or officer in charge,
and usually indentify the member of the unit in
the subject line. Command communications
Figure 3-7.Sample of AMCROSS message received aboard ship.
Figure 3-8.Sample of reply to AMCROSS message.