Category: Families

Dear Coast Guard Family: Tips and resources for new spouses

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

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A Contemporary Approach to Supporting the Modern Coast Guard Family

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

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General Messages Weekly Roundup

* NOTE: The series does not contain all of the new messages, just select ones. View internet releasable messages or go to the Portal to view all messages (must be at a Coast Guard workstation). ALCOAST 122/19 – APR 2019 2018 CDR RAY EVANS OUTSTANDING COXSWAIN TROPHY ANNOUNCEMENT Announces BM2 Eric Thornton of Station Barnegat Light as the winner of the 2018

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Wellness Wednesday: “Social Fitness” for Total Fitness

In the conversation about health, wellness and performance, we often focus on managing our mental well-being, eating the right foods, and keeping on top of our workouts. It’s important to pay attention to your social fitness as well. In fact, the nature of your relationships with others—such as your partner, family, friends, co-workers, or fellow Coast Guard members—can impact other areas of your health for better or worse.

Dear Coast Guard Family: Ombudsman Appreciation

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!

General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard members. * NOTE: The series does not contain all of the new messages, just select ones. Click here to view internet releasable messages, or go to the Portal to view all messages (must be at a Coast Guard workstation). Members from the

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