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$150K in aid for Coast Guard families, civilian workers affected by contaminated water system

USCGC Thetis trains with fast response cutters coast guard
Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hig/U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area
The crew on the USCGC Thetis (WMEC 910) stand on the cutter’s aft weather deck while towing USCGC Glen Harris (FRC 1144) off the coast of Puerto Rico on Dec. 11, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower)

Retired Coast Guard Rear Admiral Cari Thomas used to be in charge of the 14th District which covers Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. Thomas is now the CEO of the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a nonprofit relief agency out of Washington D.C. The organization has set aside $150,000 to help U.S. Coast Guard families in military housing affected by the petroleum-contaminated water.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Dec. 20, 2021. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

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