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.


Master Chief Sean McPhilamy and Capt. Jeffrey Westling presents Jennifer Haleakala a certificate of completion during a Coast Guard ombudsman training course, Sept. 24, 2014, at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings.

Honoring our military families in the Coast Guard

November is the Month of the Military Family in which we honor the families that support our troops. In the Coast Guard, a select few military spouses volunteer as ombudsmen to provide knowledge of work life services and referrals for specific services such as doctor referrals, schools, and education and employment opportunities.