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General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard members.

Recruiting cadets from within our ranks

Each fall, the Coast Guard Academy welcomes a select group of junior enlisted members for the Academy Enlisted Selection Opportunity Program, also known as AESOP. The program is designed to expose highly-qualified young men and women to the possibility of attending the academy and upon graduation, become commissioned officers in the U.S. Coast Guard.


Shipmate of the Week – SN Thomas Sconiers

When Seaman Thomas Sconiers, lead seaman aboard Coast Guard Cutter Washington, says he has been in the Coast Guard “all me bloomin’ life” he means it. His father, Thomas Sconiers Sr., is a chief warrant officer having risen through the ranks as an electronics technician. As a young boy, Sconiers lived in nearly every major Coast Guard town in the country, from Kodiak, Alaska, to Mobile, Ala.