Coast Guardsmen observe history months

 

Juneau-area Coast Guardsmen prepare to watch a film during a combined Black History Month and Women's History Month Crockpot cook-off and movie showing in Juneau, Alaska, Feb. 22, 2013. The Juneau-area Morale Committee and the Leadership Diversity Advisory Council hosted the awareness event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Juneau-area Coast Guardsmen prepare to watch a film during a combined Black History Month and Women’s History Month Crockpot cook-off and movie showing in Juneau, Alaska, Feb. 22, 2013. The Juneau-area Morale Committee and the Leadership Diversity Advisory Council hosted the awareness event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Juneau-area Coast Guardsmen met to socialize and observe Black History Month and Women’s History Month during a Crockpot cook-off at the Juneau, Alaska, Federal Building Feb. 22, 2013.

The event, hosted by the Juneau-area Morale Committee and the Leadership Diversity Advisory Council, featured a film that highlighted the civil rights struggle during the ‘60s.

“We chose a movie about the courage to stand up for what’s right, regardless of what the consequences might be,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Boyle, chair of the Juneau LDAC.

Before the film began, the attendees had a chance to try the various homemade food offerings and cast a vote for the best, which resulted in a three-way tie.

Taking some time out of a daily routine to remember the importance of respecting coworkers and shipmates is an important part of serving in the Coast Guard and embodying its core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty.

“It went really well,” said Boyle. “Like the Commandant said, ‘We must respect one another before we can successfully work together as a team.’”