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A Contemporary Approach to Supporting the Modern Coast Guard Family

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Written by Cmdr. Carrie McKinney You do not have to look far to see that Coast Guard families come in many diverse and equally amazing forms. From traditional nuclear families, to single parents, same sex parents, blended families, adoptive parents, […]

Dear Coast Guard Family: Month of the Military Child – Coast Guard Family Child Care Program

Friday, April 19, 2019

Coast Guard children have felt the sting of a hard good-bye, they have transferred to different and far-off places – learning to “bloom where they are planted” in new schools and communities, and they have experienced the joy and anticipation of a long-awaited reunion. Learn more about how the Family Child Care Program can help!

Dear Coast Guard Family: Ombudsman Appreciation

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Some of the most important roles in life don’t come with a paycheck, and that’s certainly true of our Coast Guard Ombudsmen. Day in and day out, they devote countless volunteer hours to a cause much bigger than themselves – a cause that touches the entire Coast Guard community. Ombudsmen are trusted to serve the very best that our Coast Guard has to offer – our incredible people!

Dear Coast Guard Family: New law that affects military spouse residency

Friday, March 15, 2019

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. Rachel is married to her high school sweetheart, Chief Warrant Officer James Conley, and is […]

Dear Coast Guard Family: Government shutdown FAQs *UPDATED*

Friday, December 21, 2018

A government shutdown can bring questions and uncertainty. In an effort to best support you, official answers to common questions associated with a government shutdown are provided in this blog.

Dear Coast Guard Family: A Holiday Rhyme

Friday, December 21, 2018

Pictured here are two blue ornaments on a holiday tree at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2018. Many units around the Coast Guard put up holiday decorations to boost help boost morale and show holiday spirit. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasmine Mieszala)

A holiday poem and resources for Coast Guardsmen and their families during the holiday season.

TRICARE and You: New vision plan for active duty family members

Friday, November 30, 2018

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ray Ordonia, an optometry technician with the 194th Wing, gestures toward an eye chart at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Molokai, Hi., Aug. 12, 2018. Health clinics at Central Maui, Kihei, Lahaina, Hana, Molokai, and Lanai will run from Aug. 11-19, providing medical, dental, and vision services at no cost. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan W. Padish)

For the first time ever, vision coverage is available for active duty family members.   

Dear Coast Guard Family: Military family appreciation

Friday, November 16, 2018

SAN DIEGO - Families wait to be reunited with their loved ones aboard Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell as the 378-foot cutter pulls into homeport in San Diego, Feb. 13, 2014. The Boutwell returned from a 59-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific where they performed critical Coast Guard missions such as interdicting a drug-laden go-fast vessel and conducting three search and rescue missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell.

Military families are inspiring! Around the world, military families are waiting by the phone or computer for word from their service member. A child is taking their first step, while their parent serves abroad. Although their days aren’t always easy, they push forward. During the month of November, and throughout the year, we recognize and celebrate our incredible Coast Guard families.

Dear Coast Guard Family: Domestic Violence Prevention and Resources

Friday, October 26, 2018

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Megan Lundgren, 52nd Air Mobility Squadron unit training manager, poses for a portrait while wearing moulage makeup at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 17, 2018. Lundgren volunteered to simulate a victim of domestic violence for one day in support of the Black Eye Campaign. The social experiment utilized volunteers of varied age, rank, gender, ethnicity, occupation, and marital status to keep track of how the base community responded to signs of abuse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

October is National Domestic Violence Prevention Month, an observance that serves to raise awareness and share resources.  This year’s campaign encourages all of us to “know the signs” of healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors. 

Dear Coast Guard Family: The Special Needs Program

Friday, September 21, 2018

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.)

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.

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