Laura Vanderwerf

Shipmate of the Week – Laura Vanderwerf

“Laura was a crucial part of a team that helped relocate families during Hurricane Katrina in 2005,” said Terry Garrison, close friend and fellow ombudsman. “Family members were able to contact Laura and she would assist them with locating temporary housing until they could be reunited with their families.” Her ability to strengthen her family and community has led Vanderwerf to be chosen as the Coast Guard Military Spouse of the Year by Military Spouse Magazine.