Back pay is first priority for beleaguered Coast Guard

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As Coast Guard members finally collect their back pay from the five-week shutdown the question is, how are they doing financially and emotionally? Few people are as close to the joys and sorrows of uniformed military service members than the chief petty officers. Former master chief petty officer Charles Bowen has some ideas, and he joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss.