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“My parents were both in the Coast Guard so I grew up all over the East Coast. This is my first station, and I really love being in the Coast Guard stationed here. When I’m not out there on the water rescuing people, I like to go hiking and fishing in my spare time.”

- Joshua, Coast Guard | Coast Guard Station Point Judith, Rhode Island

Editor’s note: To help foster connection and understanding between civilians and service members, we created this series, “Front & Center,” and traveled to USO locations around the world to speak to troops about life in the military and the everyday things they love. Here’s what they had to say.