The Finley family awaits the arrival of Chief Petty Officer Nathan Finley, a crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, in St Petersburg, Florida, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. The Resolute crew returned to homeport after a 59-day patrol in the Caribbean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson.)

Dear Coast Guard Family: The Special Needs Program

Through the Special Needs Program, efforts are made to ensure that members with special needs dependents are assigned to duty stations where medical and community services are accessible and available.


ARLINGTON, Va. - A Coast Guard yeoman assists a fellow Coast Guardsman at the Coast Guard Recruiting Command, February 28, 2013. YNs are key problem-solvers, counselors, and sources of information to personnel on questions ranging from career moves, entitlements, and incentive programs to retirement options and veterans' benefits. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Etta Smith

Dear Coast Guard Family: Advice from an Assignment Officer

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. This month, Conley interviews an assignment officer.