Paratus Report, Episode 14

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! The Paratus Report is a workforce news program focused at keeping Coast Guard members informed of what’s happening throughout their Coast Guard. The episode will air monthly on the official Coast Guard YouTube channel, and a brief recap with additional information will be provided right here on Coast Guard All Hands.

This month’s episode covered the following:

Coast Guard Family Month

November is dedicated to Coast Guard families as we recognize three national campaigns this month: National Military Family Month, National Adoption Month, and National Native American Heritage Month.

Ombudsman-at-Large, Mrs. Janet Cantrell, discusses the importance of the ombudsman program and other resources available to help support our Coast Guard families.

There are numerous benefits and programs available to our Coast Guard families; for example:

  • The Adoption Reimbursement Program is intended to subsidize the adoption of children under 18 years of age for members of the Coast Guard. Coast Guard active duty members and reservists on active duty for at least 180 consecutive days are eligible for reimbursement of up to $2,000 per child per year and a maximum of $5,000 in any calendar year, within budget constraints.
  • The Spouses Employment Program and Spouse Unemployment Compensation are both great benefits for military spouses. The programs can assist spouses with career and employment information, and may be able to help compensate if a spouse has to quit his or her job due to a PCS.
  • The purpose of the Child Care Programs is to assist Coast Guard personnel in balancing the competing demands of family life and the accomplishment of the Coast Guard mission. This may be done through onsite Coast Guard Child Development Centers, Coast Guard certified Family Child Care Providers and referral to child care programs in the local community.


Last, but not least, Petty Officer First Class Jose Cermeno, a food service specialist at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, provides a delicious dessert recipe to add to your Thanksgiving meal.

Pumpkin Crème Brulee

pumpkin creme brulee


Heavy cream – 3C (24 oz)
Pumpkin puree – 1C (8 0z)
Sugar – 3/4 C (6 oz)
Salt – pinch
Vanilla beans – 1 each
Egg yolks (beaten) – 5 1/2 oz (8 egg yolks)
Brulee sugar – as needed


1. Combine cream, pumpkin, half of the sugar (3 oz) and salt in saucepan and bring to a simmer stirring gently.
2. Remove from heat, spilt the vanilla bean and scrape seeds from pod and add both to pan, cover and steep for 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, blend egg yolks with remaining sugar to create liaison. Temper by gradually adding about 1/3 of the hot cream, stirring constantly. Strain into ramekins.
4. Bake in a water bath at 325 degrees F until just set, about 20 to 25 minutes.
5. Remove ramekins from water bath and wipe dry, refrigerate until fully chilled.
6. Evenly coat each ramekin with brulee sugar, use a propane torch to caramelize the sugar.


CG Family Month Resources:


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