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Base Ketchikan Detachment Juneau, Alaska

Work-Life Programs and Services

The mission of Work Life is to create a network of individuals and organizations to support Coast Guard members, employees and their families to enhance mission performance. The Work Life initiative seeks to help individuals strike a reasonable balance between their needs and the needs of the Coast Guard.


PRESEPARATION COUNSELING: Public Law states that all members departing active duty should be provided Preseparation Counseling by their designated unit representative or administrative office. More information can be found in COMDTINST 1900.2A.

Complete transition information is now available on the web:


TRANSITION ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS: Three TAP classes are held per year in Southeast Alaska (one each in: Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan) providing information on VA Benefits, TRICARE, Retired Pay and Career Information.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERAN APPOINTMENTS: DAV provides scheduled private appointments for assistance with disability paperwork several times per year in Kodiak. Appointments & attendance to workshops are scheduled year round by the TAP manager. TRM provides civilian & federal resume information and assistance by appointment.

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Relocation Program: You can find relocation information on Military Homefront: Search for "Kodiak" under the Military Installations link on the lower left side of the page.

You can also call or e-mail LT Vinlove, Rebecca for a relocation package that includes information of your new duty station and the surrounding community.

This program also provides Sponsor Guides and information on Newcomer's Welcome Aboard events.

Spousal Employment: We provide information to spouses moving to Kodiak on local employment. Career coaching and federal employment information is available to all spouses. We have a career library and coaching appointments available.

Alaska Job Services provides employment postings and area information on line at:

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Ombudsman Program

Ombudsmen are appointed by their respective command and expected to understand and support command policy and effectively work with command and the active duty Coast Guard members and families. Unit Ombudsmen are volunteers and are usually a spouse, reservist or auxiliarists. The role of the Ombudsman is to refer families to appropriate sources of assistance in resolving family related questions.

Attributes of the role of the Ombudsman include:

  1. Familiarity with Coast Guard missions, organizations and traditions
  2. Ability to articulate family member concerns and serve as an advocate
  3. Ability to direct persons with family concerns to appropriate Coast Guard or community resources

Unit Ombudsman efforts are coordinated through the Work-Life Ombudsman Coordinator. The Coordinator serves as the point of contact for unit ombudsman and conducts annual training sessions.

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (EAPC) provides oversight and quality assurance on EAP program.

Purpose of EAP: The EAP provides free, confidential, professional assessments, referrals, and counseling designed to help people resolve personal, work or family issues. The EAP also provides financial, legal and supervisory consultations. Services and Resources Available from the EAP:

Emergency suicide crisis services may be accessed 24/7 via the toll free number (800) 222-0364.

Suicide Prevention and Response:

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPRP):

To talk with an EAP counselor 24 hours a day call 1-800-222-0364

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Family Advocacy

The Coast Guard Family Advocacy Program (COMDTINST 1752.1) is a congressionally mandated program intended to prevent and reduce the incidence of family violence and create an environment of intolerance for such behavior. Education and proper intervention and rehabilitation services result in prevention of the escalation of violence, serious injury, and homicide. Services are provided to retain productive members in their Coast Guard careers and support the accomplishment of the CG mission.





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Family Resources

FAMILY CHILD CARE: The Family Child Care (FCC) program provides a safe and dependable alternative child care for Coast Guard members. This office provides training and ensures Coast Guard Certification requirements are met. The following services and resources are available within the program:

SPECIAL NEEDS: The Special Needs program is intended to ensure family and Coast Guard needs are met by assisting the member with finding appropriate referrals and resources before, during and after relocation. The following services and resources are available with this program:

ADOPTION REIMBURSEMENT: The Adoption Reimbursement Program will subsidize the adoption of children under the age of 18 years of age up to $2000.00 per child after the adoption is final. The following serviced are resources are available within this program:

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: This office provides information and resources for available scholarships to Coast Guard members. The following services and resources are available within this program:

ELDER CARE PROGRAM: This program provides information and resources to family members who may be caring for an elderly family member. The following services and resources are available within this program:

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Work-Life Staff & Contacts

Position Name Phone
Work-Life Supervisor LT Vinlove, Rebecca P LT (907) 463-2122
Family Advocacy Specialist Vacant (907) 463-2124
Employee Assistance Program Coordinator Betsy Longenbaugh (907) 463-2127
Family Resources Specialist Ken Weber (907) 463-2125
Transition Relocation Manager Vacant (907) 463-2123
Administrative Support Vacant (907) 463-2121
Administrative Fax   (907) 463-2131

Individual Family Assistance:

Health Care and Wellness:

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Last Modified 4/28/2016