Tag: children

Dear Coast Guard Family: Transferring schools

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

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To discuss or not discuss: Helping children prepare for hazards


There are varying opinions to the age-old question, “How much information do you give your children about a possible or pending emergency situation.” Think about how you approach “heavy” topics with your children. Do you follow the philosophy that you should withhold information, so you don’t frighten a child until they are forced to face it, or do you share information with them, so they have some advance knowledge?

Celebrating the resiliency of the military child

Smiles at homecoming

As the Coast Guard and the other military services celebrate the resiliency of the military child during the month of April, we’re putting a spotlight on the Coast Guard’s 7-year partnership with national youth organization Boys & Girls Clubs of America. By helping military kids cope, adjust and progress through the most formative years of their lives, BGCA’s youth programs strive to make happiness and well-being a priority for military families.

CG-1705 Memorial Fund

The non-profit Coast Guard Foundation announced it is re-activating its emergency Family Disaster Relief Fund to solicit funds for the families of the seven lost crewmembers of CG-1705. Those interested in contributing to the family relief fund, or to a Fallen Heroes Scholarship Program for children of Coast Guard members who die in service, can contact

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