Alameda Coast Guardsman’s spouse named Coast Guard Spouse of the Year

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A local Coast Guardsmen’s spouse was named the Coast Guard’s Spouse of the Year and has been nominated for the Military Spouse of the Year Award. Mrs. Laura Vanderwerf will join four other nominees, from the four other military branches, in Washington D.C. in May, with an opportunity to meet with first lady Michelle Obama. Vanderwerf, a military spouse for 23 years,...