The Long Blue Line: Hispanic-American History of the U.S. Coast Guard

Hispanic-Americans have served in the U.S. Coast Guard for nearly 200 years – most of the lifespan of the service. During this time, they have come a long way, persevering with a dedication to the Coast Guard that has benefitted all who serve in it.


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General Messages Weekly Round-up

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


The Paratus Report, Episode 13

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! The Paratus Report is a workforce news program focused at keeping Coast Guard members informed of what’s happening throughout their Coast Guard. Specifically, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and this episode features tips and information to keep you safe online. Watch the full episode!


Lumping people together; it’s only human

I suppose I was lumped into a few categories in my Coast Guard career – mostly for the good – although there were a few who just couldn’t seem to see any value in me. I never did understand why. Fortunately, several people took me under their wing, at several stages in my career, because they saw potential and a strong work ethic underneath the rough edges I displayed.


Bravo zulu, Aidalis Mills!

Recognized as a leader and humanitarian, this Hispanic woman is a shining example of what it means to volunteer, not just to Latina and Hispanic women but to everyone, regardless of gender or race. Aidalis Mills, the management and program analyst for the Coast Guard 9th District Planning and Force Readiness Branch, was awarded the LATINA Style Meritorious Service Award. She was recognized for duties performed in an outstanding manner, in which she promoted and enhanced the role of minorities, Hispanics and Latinos in the federal workforce and community.


From the Homefront: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

This past Sunday marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which will run through Oct. 15. There are thousands of Hispanic family members within the Coast Guard ranks, and this is a great time to learn from some of them.


Bravo zulu, MUC Megan Sesma!

Chief Petty Officer Megan Sesma was a recipient of this year’s Latina Style Meritorious Service Award for her dedication to the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Band and how the Coast Guard’s core values are apparent in her work and her dedication to the Latino community.


Paying it forward

Each year, the President of the United States designates September 15 to October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month – a national celebration of the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean […]


Hispanic Heritage Month: Rear Adm. Joseph Castillo

Each year, the President of the United States designates September 15 to October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month – a national celebration of the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean […]