Dear Coast Guard Family: Military Family Month

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 first post offers some heartfelt words in celebration of Military Family Month.


From the Homefront: Ombudsman who serves seven units selected for award

Rachel Conley was selected as the Wanda Allen-Yearout Coast Guard Ombudsman of the Year. The award recognizes an ombudsman each year who has shown exceptional commitment to supporting Coast Guard families, and it was named after a woman who worked tirelessly more than 30 years ago to help build an ombudsman program for the service.


From the Homefront: Navigating the Special Needs Program

From the Homefront: Navigating the Special Needs Program

At what can be some of the scariest times in military family life, needing extra medical or development help for a family member, Coast Guard families turn to the Special Needs Program. It can be overwhelming, confusing, and in some cases, frustrating to navigate, but the end result is a lifeline to finding the necessary medical and educational assistance.