When Kodiak, Alaska, residents Courtney Ann and Colin Spencer found out they were expecting a child, it was one of the happiest days of their lives. But when their son Percival was born just 22 weeks and two days into the pregnancy, it was one of the scariest.
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 the mother of three children. Rachel passionately serves as a Coast Guard Ombudsman and advocate
The Coast Guard recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding and the fact that many women will return to work with the desire to continue nursing. There are policies in place to support new parents and allow for an easy transition back to the workforce.
The Coast Guard recently announced a program to reimburse up to $500 for military spouse’s qualified relicensing costs when they transfer from one state to another due to permanent change of station orders.
The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program is now providing financial assistance to eligible families who are faced with out-of-pocket costs associated with shipping breast milk while the mother is away from home for more than 72 hours due to deployment, underway period, temporary duty, excused absences, or business trips.
The Coast Guard’s Child Care Subsidy Program has transitioned from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Navy office of Child and Youth Programs. Read more to learn about these new changes and how it affects your family.
Under this pilot program, new parents and expectant mothers are able to request support from the reserve workforce during their absence on parental leave.
Once a month, the Compass will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families written by Coast Guard spouse, Rachel Conley. Rachel is married to her high school sweetheart, Chief Warrant Officer James Conley, and is the mother of three children. Rachel passionately serves as a Coast Guard Ombudsman and advocate of
Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced the new proud partnership between the Coast Guard and LinkedIn to facilitate the employment of USCG spouses. Now, spouses will be eligible for free premium LinkedIn access!
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, dual military member parents, and numerous others, the picture of a typical Coast Guard family