Celebrating Military Family Month: It’s an Alaskan and family thing

Coming from a long line of veterans and loving the outdoors, Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Lawrence, a yeoman with Base Kodiak, is right where she wants to retire – Kodiak, Alaska. “We want to stay here as long as […]


Military Family Month: Meet the Sergents

It’s hard to say just where a Coast Guard career might take you. Although concentrated in the United States, active duty and reserve members serve all over the world. With deployments and reassignments always right around the corner, home isn’t necessarily a place, but more often an idea.


Nicole Helms poses for a photo with children she cares for in her home child care center in Kodiak, Alaska, Coast Guard housing, Jan. 13, 2015.

Providing outside-the-box child care for Coast Guard children

Through the Coast Guard Work-Life program, Coast Guard spouses are offered the opportunity to provide a personal form of child care service, giving military parents peace of mind in how their child is being cared for.