Rachel Conley was selected as the Wanda Allen-Yearout Coast Guard Ombudsman of the Year. The award recognizes an ombudsman each year who has shown exceptional commitment to supporting Coast Guard families, and it was named after a woman who worked tirelessly more than 30 years ago to help build an ombudsman program for the service.
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As the Coast Guard celebrates 30 years of the Ombudsman Program, From the Homefront takes a look at the recipient of the 2015 Wanda Allen-Yearout Ombudsman of the Year, and several other ombudsmen who serve our families across the Nation.
It’s the sense of ohana, or family, that Annie Leighton brings to Coast Guard Station Kauai, Hawaii. But it almost feels like that word isn’t even big enough to embrace all she is to the station.