Uniform dedication – to others

Military spouses rarely earn recognition. But anyone who has served will readily acknowledge they make a difference.

“Behind the Scenes: The Tales of Military Spouses Making a Difference,” a book published this summer, seeks to highlight some of those 1.1 million unsung heroes.

Those featured include Stacey Benson, a new resident of Astoria whose husband, Petty Officer First Class Larry Benson, has joined the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast as a maritime law enforcement specialist.