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The Department of Homeland Security's Commitment to Military Families

Today, President Obama was joined by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute and other senior administration officials to announce the results of  the final report of Presidential Study Directive-9, Strengthening our Military Families Meeting America’s Commitment.

At DHS, we are proud to support these efforts to strengthen support for military families - efforts that will bolster our ongoing initiatives to support the family members of the U.S Coast Guard.

The men and women of the Coast Guard often spend months away from home—engaged in missions that range from port operations and environmental clean-up, to responding to hurricanes and oil spills, to icebreaking in the Arctic and supporting Department of Defense operations around the world.

While members of the Coast Guard are away on assignments, their loved ones often stay behind. The Department is committed to supporting these families. 

As part of this effort, the Coast Guard is committed to improving military housing for families and increasing access to child care services—a concern for many young families and particularly important to single parent military households.

For more information on how members of the Coast Guard can apply for housing or child care benefits, visit the Coast Guard Office of Military Personnel website.

We will continue to support our Coast Guard families so that the men and women serving around the world can continue to fulfill our mission, confident that loved ones at home are receiving the care and support they need.

--Military Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Charles Michel
Last Updated: 09/20/2018
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