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Dear Coast Guard Family: Ombudsman Appreciation

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Some of the most important roles in life don’t come with a paycheck, and that’s certainly true of our Coast Guard Ombudsmen. Day in and day out, they devote countless volunteer hours to a cause much bigger than themselves – a cause that touches the entire Coast Guard community. Ombudsmen are trusted to serve the very best that our Coast Guard has to offer – our incredible people!

Dear Coast Guard Family: Ombudsman Appreciation

Friday, March 16, 2018

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. In this post, Rachel talks about our amazing Coast Guard ombudsmen.

Ombudsman Appreciation Day

Friday, March 24, 2017

The mission of the Coast Guard Ombudsman Program is to improve communication between the command and Coast Guard family members. Coast Guard ombudsmen are communication links, provide information and referral resources, and act as advocates for family members. March 26 […]

From the Homefront: Ombudsman who serves seven units selected for award

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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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.

From the Homefront: Celebrating the Coast Guard ombudsman program

Thursday, February 18, 2016

It all started with a determined Coast Guard spouse, people within the Coast Guard who listened, some help from the U.S. Navy, and willing volunteers. Thirty years later, we are celebrating how far the Coast Guard’s ombudsman program has advanced.

Commandant and Ombudsman at Large hold Facebook Q&A

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

At the start of Military Family Month, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft held a live Facebook Q&A. He was joined by his wife, Fran DeNinno-Zukunft, who serves as one of the Coast Guard’s Ombudsmen at Large, to discuss key issues on the minds of Coast Guard members and their families.

Coast Guard Commandant and Ombudsman at Large to host Facebook Q&A

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will be holding a live Facebook Q&A on Nov. 2, 2015, at 11 a.m. EDT to commemorate the start of Military Family Month. He’ll be joined by his wife, Fran DeNinno-Zukunft, who serves as one of the Coast Guard’s Ombudsmen at Large, to discuss the Coast Guard workforce and their families – key tenets of the Commandant’s Duty to People initiative.

From the Homefront: Ombudsman of the Year brings sense of ‘ohana’ to unit

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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.

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Superstorm Sandy inspires new Ombudsman

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week May 25 – 31, the article below highlights how the Ready Coast Guard and Ombudsman programs play a vital role before, during and after a disaster hits your area.     Written by Elaine […]

Ombudsman Appreciation Day

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It’s Coast Guard Ombudsmen Appreciation Day! Coast Guard Ombudsmen are spouses of Coast Guard members who volunteer as a link between commands and families. Ombudsmen assist commanding officers by voicing the concerns and welfare of the unit’s families and to help prepare families for emergency situations. In honor of today we are featuring just a few of these amazing spouses!

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