U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal
Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Seventh Coast Guard District commander, and Capt. Mark A. Jackson, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., pose with Dr. Jill Biden on the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., May 3, 2012. Dr. Biden visited with 25 Coast Guard spouses from around the Seventh District.
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During the intimate question-and-answer session, Biden
spoke with Lt. Cmdr. Emma Silcox, the Base Miami Beach Comptroller and
Operations Department head and spouse of a Coast Guard officer; Alma Buckley,
2010 Ombudsman of the Year; Katie Gilbert; and Craig Walters. Each provided
Biden with insight into the hardships Coast Guard families face and suggestions
for continued military support initiatives.
Earlier in the day, District Seven
Commander Rear Adm. William Baumgartner and Base Commander Capt. Mark Jackson
escorted Biden on a tour of Coast Guard Cutter
Bernard C. Webber.