March 26th marked Ombudsmen Appreciation Day – a day to honor the service of our dedicated Coast Guard ombudsmen. From the largest unit to the smallest, Coast Guard ombudsmen strive to make life easier for Coast Guard members and their families. 2017 is the 30th year of the ombudsman program and the 17th District would like to extend a huge thanks to all of its units’ ombudsmen.
Among the five branches of the U.S. military, it’s no secret that Coast Guard deployments usually allow members to spend more time close to home with family and friends. However, many crews and personnel are often called upon to protect America’s shores or explore the Arctic seas for months at a time and, when that happens, Coast Guard ombudsmen are there to keep them connected to their loved ones.
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.
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings The men and women of our nation’s Armed Forces are without a doubt honorable and considered heroes by many. But there are unsung heroes who stand beside our Armed Forces. These men and […]
By Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow Coast Guard ombudsmen are a volunteer force and serve as a vital link that connect family members with their loved ones serving at units throughout the nation. Ombudsmen are officially appointed by […]
Tuesday was Ombudsman Appreciation Day across the Coast Guard. Here in Alaska, we would like to take the opportunity to honor all those who have served or are currently serving as a unit ombudsman. An ombudsman is an official […]