Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Lawrence and her spouse, Justin, also a Coast Guard member, stand with their children on Base Kodiak, Alaska, Nov. 3, 2018. Casey and her family enjoy all that Kodiak has to offer and they recently purchased their retirement home in Kodiak. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen.

Celebrating Military Family Month: It’s an Alaskan and family thing

Military families sacrifice a lot for their nation such as deployments, missing out on milestones and relocation. Military Family Month was created to celebrate the service and sacrifice of the patriots and families who make up America’s military. For one Coast Guard family, staying involved in the community and being active outdoors has helped Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Lawrence and her family stay resilient and loving the Alaskan lifestyle.


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Dessert: Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

Pumpkin pie is great but sometimes it’s nice to try new variations on pumpkin desserts. We’ve already shared with you recipes for an appetizer, salad, side dish and how to roast and slice a turkey. Now it’s time for dessert. Impress your family and friends this Thanksgiving with this pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake with salted caramel sauce that our culinary specialists have beautifully demonstrated for us. Happy Thanksgiving!


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey

Preparing a turkey for friends and family can seem intimidating but our Coast Guard culinary specialists have broken down how to make a roasted turkey that can be shared during Military Family Appreciation Month and/or Thanksgiving. Enjoy!


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Wild mushroom, walnut and sausage dressing

There’s nothing better that goes with a Thanksgiving turkey than stuffing. Here’s a Coast Guard take on stuffing to make for your family and friends this Thanksgiving and/or Military Family Month celebrations.


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Slaw

While you’re planning your menus for Thanksgiving, take a look at what our Coast Guard culinary specialists whipping up for the holidays. This is perfect for sharing with friends and family during Military Family Month, too!


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The strength of the military family

Behind every member of the Coast Guard stands a proud parent, sibling, spouse or child. Together they form a strong family, a military family. Alongside their loved ones, family members share the weight of deployments as Coast Guard men and women stand the watch. But they also share the same spirit of service, whether it is to country or community. As a true testament to this service, Coast Guard families came together in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.


Shipmate of the Week – The military family

As Americans reunite with their families this holiday season, our nation’s servicemembers stand the watch. Whether they are at sea defending our nation’s maritime borders, or deployed halfway around the world, their sacrifices can never be truly understood. But, as […]


Service – It runs in the family

November is Military Family Month and serves as a celebration of the service, strength and sacrifice of all military families. Their commitment to each other and our nation is truly inspirational. In honor of military families, we are sharing the […]