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.
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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
Did you know civilian employees and their dependents can use the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) in a variety of ways? CGMA can help. “We Help Our Own” is our motto.
All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.
This year’s theme, “Teens Need Families, No Matter What,” centers on teenagers who have spent years in foster care needing the commitment and care of a loving family to help them transition into adulthood.
November is National Adoption Month, an initiative uniting partnerships between federal, state and local agencies. There are thousands of older youth currently in foster care waiting for adoption. It has become an annual tradition to highlight some remarkable Coast Guard families who have opened their hearts and homes to adopt a child or in several instances, multiple children. All of these families took advantage of the resources and benefits available to Coast Guard members interested in adoption. Read the post to learn more about National Adoption Month and the benefits available to military members who adopt.
November is recognized as National Adoption Month, an entire month devoted to raising awareness about the positive option of adoption. Here are some resources and benefits available to Coast Guard families.
Shelley Kimball’s newest “From the Homefront” blog highlights three Coast Guard-specific agencies that are ready to help: The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance and the Coast Guard Foundation.
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The Coast Guard Mutual Assistance program recently announced changes to the Supplemental Education Grant or SEG and has implemented a number of new assistance programs updates. All of the programs listed below are effective as of Jan. 1, 2015.
Every Coast Guard ombudsman has a list of favored resources and services that are as distinct as the families they serve. Families’ needs, whether on cutters, at stations or “geobaching,” are diverse and ombudsmen are prepared to respond. This week, I asked them to open their toolboxes and share the resources they find most useful for Coastie families.