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The Coast Guard: A Role Often Overlooked

  I was raised on an Air Force base, and when my dad retired –  I thought my military days were over. Then one day I met my (now) husband who is in the Coast Guard, and my entire perspective changed. After four years together, I have come to the realization that among all theContinue Reading “The Coast Guard: A Role Often Overlooked”

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Coast Guard Mission: Protecting More Than Our Coasts

On August 4, 1790, Alexander Hamilton formed the Revenue Cutter Service in order to enforce the taxes and new export laws put into place after the Revolutionary War. Eventually the Revenue Cutter Service and the Life Saving Service would join together to become the modern day Coast Guard. For 225 years brave men and womenContinue Reading “Coast Guard Mission: Protecting More Than Our Coasts”

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Military Pay on the Chopping Block Again

Once again we’ve arrived at the time of year when the government is talking about cutting budget and bills. The hot topic this year is immigration, and with everything going on right now, it’s a great topic for them to be discussing. So what’s the problem? They can’t reach an agreement on this subject. SoContinue Reading “Military Pay on the Chopping Block Again”

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A Spouse’s Response, Attack at CG Station Grand Haven

As a Coast Guard spouse, we always have reasons to worry. This however is one of the big ones we rarely think about. It is hard for military spouses to not drive ourselves crazy with the worry, we all have our own tricks to do just that. But on days like today, it is aContinue Reading “A Spouse’s Response, Attack at CG Station Grand Haven”